If you join us as a student, you will be undertaking a degree in a department that has a world class reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. All our students are undertaking research which is aligned to one of the three research centres within the department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning.
Since the first Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 1992 the Department has consistently been judged to be one of the best in the UK. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed us in the top six research-intensive Education departments in the UK, with 78% of our research activity graded as world leading or internationally excellent and 92% of our academic staff submitted.
Our teaching is consistently rated as excellent by students, external examiners, and internal and external reviewers. We have extensive experience of successfully teaching and supervising at PhD and MA level, both online and face-to-face. We consistently achieve very high ratings from our postgraduate students on the quality of teaching and supervision they receive.
Current PhD students can join the Educational Research PhD community Mahara group (Lancaster username and password required) and MA students can join the Educational Research Masters community Mahara group (Lancaster username and password required).
The Educational Research PhD students blog has been set up by PhD students for PhD students. It aims to connect Lancaster University's Educational Research PhD students wherever they live.