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Why Warwick?

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).

The Centre provides doctoral research opportunities in early childhood practice, adult education, career development work, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, and social work. We also support research projects related to widening participation, formal/informal learning, and linked areas of social studies.


An overview of Centre for Lifelong Learning and conducting research with us.

Your PhD experience

Find out about the support available to you during your PhD, including supervision, teaching opportunities, facilities, research opportunities and more.

Student stories

Read the stories of our PhD students to find out about their experience.


Current research students

Find out about our current research students and their projects.