Structured PhD (Education)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Education

Course overview

The Structured PhD in Education is a four-year, full-time programme. The School of Education invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the School’s five research themes: Initial and professional teacher education, Educational leadership, Socio-cultural issues in education, Civic engagement and community engaged research, and Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM). For further information see: http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/research/themes_projects.html

The credit rating of the dissertation amounts to 290 ECTS within an overall framework of 360 ECTS spread over 4 years. 70 ECTS will be allocated to modules, thus allowing for each student’s course to be tailored to the research needs of her/his dissertation topic and to a menu of available modules. Chosen modules must encompass weightings of 40 ECTS from discipline- or dissertation-specific activities and 30 ECTS weighted courses taken from a menu of transferable/generic skills.

Programmes available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Entry requirements

Candidates would normally have obtained a qualification in an area related to Education to at least Upper Second Class Honours level (or equivalent international qualification).

Areas of interest

The School of Education invites applications from suitably qualified candidates on topics related to the School’s five research themes: Initial and professional teacher education, Educational leadership, Socio-cultural issues in education, Civic engagement and community engaged research, and Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM). For further information see: http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/research/themes_projects.html

Researcher profiles

A list of School of Education academic staff, with links to their personal homepages, may be found at:
http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/staff/academic_staff.html

School of Education Research Theme leaders, and their contact details, may be found at:
http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/research/themes_projects.html

PAC code

GYG40
Important: apply by mid-July 2012 for entry September 2012

Current project

Details regarding the School of Education research themes and projects may be found at the following website.

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2014/15 inclusive of levy

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2014/15

Current Students

Latest News

Seminar on Widening Participation in Higher Education, School of Education, NUI Galway, November 2011
http://www.nuigalway.ie/education/news_and_events/20112012.html

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