Education and Sociology PhD

OverviewIf you're ready to take your knowledge and expertise in Education and Sociology into a postgraduate research degree, then Portsmouth is the perfect place to achieve your goals.As a postgraduate research student, you could investigate what education promises, delivers and looks like to different groups of people around the world, or explore the role of education in creating a more just and equal society, and in preparing children for life in wider society.Our researchers have decades of expertise within education and leadership, the role of education in conflict affected countries, gender, citizenship education, special educational needs, mental health and wellbeing in childhood, teacher training, and transitions to adulthood.We have strong links with the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL), Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS). We also work closely with local charities and Portsmouth City Council, and approximately 100 local and regional primary and secondary schools and early years settings.All our postgraduate research programmes are subject to regular and rigorous external assessment by Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our School of Education and Sociology ‘outstanding’.We're studying the patterns of relationships and social interactions, examining how cultures and communities are formed, and tackling the problems posed by a growing, global population in an increasingly complex and connected world. We're also exploring women’s issues and gender issues, from women's suffrage and feminism, to gender representations in the media.
Support and facilitiesWhen you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields.Current research in EducationOur research covers the following key topics

  • Early years education
  • Gender, race and education
  • Higher education
  • Mental health in childhood and education
  • Youth and digital networking

Current research in SociologyOur research covers the following key topics

  • Identities and inequalities
  • Sociology of culture
  • Social theory
  • Social research methods
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
PhD, MPhil Award
February, October Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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