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Research Degrees and Professional Doctorate in Education

As education researchers, we have a strong commitment to developing our discipline and we offer a rich setting for our postgraduate research community.



Much of Nottingham Institute of Education's (NIoE) research activity is organised through burgeoning research groups. Our education research is therefore centrally motivated by our wanting to make a difference. We explore the intersection between research and practice to understand what is happening on the ‘shop floor’ of education settings - an understanding aimed at improving both policy and practice.

We welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students - seeking to study both part and full time - and offer a research environment with opportunities to connect with multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional projects.

You can find further information about our research online.

Research Degrees in Education (MPhil / MRes / PHD)

In education the PhD opens significant possibilities for research and research-based development work in higher education and within a multiplicity of associated institutions. In addition to undertaking further research, your wide-ranging background reading, together with your highly-tuned skills of analysis and synthesis, make you a sought-after individual in wide spectrum of posts. This include policy analysis, policy implementation and development, through to teaching and lecturing in a wide range of different institutions.

Find out more about our research degrees online.

Professional Doctorate in Education

This programme looks at the interdependence of theory and method across the sector, from a social perspective - taught modules lead up to your dissertation, when you will introduce and illuminate an exciting new area of academic enquiry. NTU’s Professional Doctorate in Education explores the nexus of understanding the world and changing it. Engage with new ideas, and perspectives – put yourself at the forefront of knowledge and critical thinking in the education sector and make a meaningful difference.

You can find further information about our Professional Doctorate in Education online.

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