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Postgraduate research degrees in Education Studies

Postgraduate research

We welcome world class applicants who have a commitment to educational research and challenge, improve and question education in its many forms. We pride ourselves on the experienced supervisors we have in place to support your research, and provide a thriving graduate association programme of workshops, social events, seminars and an annual research conference. Our research students develop a range of skills during their studies with us which enables them to develop their existing careers and to develop the skills and experiences needed to take up new career directions.

Education Studies is working closely with other disciplines from across Warwick on joint research and teaching initiatives such as Theatre Studies, Economics, Politics and International Studies and Applied Linguistics . We welcome Research Students who wish to pursue multidisciplinary research by supporting joint supervision with another Warwick department.

Research programmes

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed. We had two application rounds (for October 2022 entry, and January 2023 entry in exceptional circumstances). We will be open for applications again in the Autumn. Please note this page will be updated soon with dates for applications.

You can find additional information on how to prepare your application and how to prepare your research proposal within these webpages.

Important dates for applicants:

  • Admissions round 1: deadline for applications 10 January 2022, with interviews to take place in late January and early February.
    • Applicants for ESRC DTP studentships, AHRC M4C studentships, CIS, CSC, Sanctuary and any other Warwick-administered scholarship schemes with a January deadline should apply to the Department of Education Studies PhD programme by the internal deadline 12 December 2021 in order to receive feedback on these applications.
  • Admissions round 2: open from 1 March 2022 with a deadline for applications of 29 April 2022, and interviews to take place in June.

Our research courses suit students who thrive on independent study. You will explore a topic in depth as part of an active research community, supervised by experts.

We have over 20 full-time academic staff members with many research strengths who could be your supervisors.


If you have any questions, please contact us at educationstudies at warwick dot ac dot uk, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible: