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We warmly welcome any enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research (MPhil/PhD). We normally require you to have an MA or equivalent qualification. Please read through the areas of research interest of our academic staff listed below.
Students on the four doctoral programmes in the Department of Educational Research are allocated a supervisor at the end of Part 1.
All aspects of gender and education. For example, single-sex and co-educational learning environments, girls' in- and out-of-school lives, concerns about boys' 'underachievement', constructions of gendered learner identities, gender and teacher identities, gender and the curriculum, gendered identities in Higher Education.
Social psychology of teaching and learning, especially motives for learning or not learning, fear of failure, how classroom environments and peers shape approaches to learning and learner identities.
Fear in education - the effects of fear on all aspects of school and university life.
Uses and impacts of technologies and technology-based resources in formal educational environments
Uses and impacts of technologies and technology-based resources across informal and formal learning environments
Specific aspects of learning and how these are impacted by technologies
How technologies are used by and impact young people who find it hard to learn or who are vulnerable
Uses of data management and data handling in school-based and lifelong learning contexts