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PhD in Psychology in Education

Programme Leader:  Leah Roberts 

The PhD in Psychology in Education is available to be studied in 3 modes: part-time, full-time, and distance learning

In order to apply for a PhD place, we ask that you first submit an application form. We cannot accept a CV or any other documentation in place of a formal application. When you apply for a PhD place, you must submit a research proposal about 1,500 words in length.

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The PhD in Psychology in Education is designed to enhance specialised knowledge through academic study and research.

The programme aims to enable students to gain a solid grounding in research methodology, and to successfully carry out a substantial piece of academic research.

We are interested in hearing from students doing projects in the following broad research areas:

  • Causes and consequences of individual and group differences in learning abilities and attainment
  • Assessment of individual differences in attainment
  • Developmental disorders (e.g., autism, developmental language disorder, dyslexia and mental health and wellbeing in children with developmental disorders)
  • Genetics in education
  • Mental health and wellbeing in education (e.g., bullying (including sibling bullying), self-harm, social media use, positive approaches to wellbeing)
  • Preschool education
  • Teachers (e.g., personality and wellbeing, selection and development, and teacher-pupil relationships)
  • Personalised education

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good honours degree or a master's degree (MA, MSc or MEd) in a relevant discipline although candidates with other evidence of ability to succeed at PhD level will also be considered.

If English is not your first language, we do expect you to be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency.  The minimum requirement for PhD in Psychology in Education is IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.  For further information please see English language requirements.

As part of the application process, you will be invited for interview (face-to-face or via Skype). 

You must submit a research proposal; we are unable to consider your application without one. 

Information on the application procedure can be found at the University postgraduate pages.

Apply now for the PhD in Psychology in Education

Apply now for the PhD in Psychology in Education (Distance Learning)