Education Practice / Theory
Research in Education has been an established part of the University of Stirling since it received its charter in 1967. We are now a world-leading centre of excellence in educational research with a distinctive focus at the nexus of theory and practice.
Our mission is to undertake high-quality research which provides evidence for decision-makers at every level of education, from the classroom to government, and from the local to the global. We think critically, ethically and experimentally about education; also offering innovative contributions to research methodology.
Our work contributes to a critical, imaginative and creative thinking and practice of educational research as well as resolving key issues such as promoting equity in education. Our staff have major roles in national and international collaborative research networks.
Our research areas
Our work seeks to resolve major societal problems such as achieving excellence and equity in pupil outcomes. To achieve this, we use an interdisciplinary approach to studying social and educational practice across different research areas.
PhD opportunities in Education Practice / Theory
We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in education. As well as the traditional PhD route, we also offer a PhD in TESOL Research and a professional doctorate in education (EdD). Academic staff at the Faculty have also indicated areas in which they offer PhD supervision within their personal webpages.
Take a closer look at the subject areas in which we offer PhD supervision and find out how to apply.
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