The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities and the quality and impact of our research is demonstrated by our excellent research rankings. Warwick is currently ranked 7th overall in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2014) (based on multi-faculty institutions). Learn more about our research
The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers three PhD programmes within a supportive environment with world-renowned academics and an emerging PhD community.
We offer the opportunity to study for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in:
Staff Research Interests
Visit our Staff research interests page to find out more about the areas in which we supervise PhDs.
Whilst applications are made directly to Postgraduate Admissions, we recommend contacting us beforehand to discuss your research proposal.
For Adult Education and Lifelong Learning PhD programme, please contact:
Dr Barbara Merrill
Director of Graduate Studies
024 7652 3787
For Social Policy and Social Work, and Social Work PhD programmes, please contact:
Dr Khursheed Wadia
024 7652 3970
Find out how to apply for an ESRC studentship to help fund your doctoral studies.
Fees and Funding: Research
FT - £4260
PT - £2556
FT - £17050
PT - £10230
FT - £4347*
PT - £2608*
FT - £17900
PT - £10740
*Home/EU PGR tuition fees for 2019-20 onwards are subject to RCUK funding rate changes and are therefore not yet confirmed. Fees are expected to increase and the inflation rate applied by RCUK is generally expected to be in line with RPI. Please find out more about funding on our finance pages.
Professional development website for PhD students