School of Education research degrees

PhD Studentships in the School of Education

The School of Education, Oxford Brookes University is looking for strong candidates to apply for one, three year, full-time PhD studentship. For the successful candidate the home/EU fee will be paid by the Faculty and the student will receive an annual stipend of £7000 for three years beginning in 2014/15. The competition is open to both home/EU and International students, but International applicants should be aware that they would need to fund the difference between the Home/EU and International research degree fees each year for the duration of the award.

The School of Education is looking for strong candidates to apply for one three-year, full-time PhD studentship. The Studentship is intended for a candidate who will pursue a PhD project that falls broadly within one of the School’s key thematic research areas:

  • Learning, Identity and Culture
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (particularly Science Education)
  • Childhood, Families and Community
  • Educational Purposes, Ethics and Beliefs
  • Partnership, Policy and Leadership

As a successful applicant, you will join a supportive and research-active School. In the RAE 2008, 70% of the research in the School was judged to be of International quality.

Eligibility: We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date. The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 10 March.

Interview date: Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 31 March.

Start date: Monday 15 September 2014.

How to apply: To request an application pack please contact the Research Administrator, Marinka Walker, and quote that you are interested in applying for the ‘University Research Studentship in the School of Education’ in the subject line of your email:


Tel: +44 (0)1865 488585


Tel: +44 1865 488585

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