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MPhil/PhD in Education and Psychology (2022 Entry)

About this research graduate course

Course overview

Students carry out a PhD by research only. There are no taught course components.

Teaching and learning

The department has several small PhD work spaces that students can access.


General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

    We are interested in hearing from people who are thinking of pursuing a PhD in areas of CEDAR’s expertise:

    • Intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism) across the lifespan
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • Families, family adjustment, siblings of children with Intellectual and developmental disabilities and sibling relationships
    • Mental health in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism)
    • Forensic mental health in adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
    • Developmental psychology with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism
    • School attendance
    • Early intervention
    • Early development of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism)
    • Transition to adulthood
    • Parenting skills and interventions
    • Psychological and educational therapies and interventions for children, adolescents, adults and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism)
    • Training of education, health and social care staff

    Full details of our research interests are listed on the CEDAR web pages.

    You can also read our general University research proposal guidance.

    Find a supervisor

    We are interested in hearing from people who are thinking of pursuing a PhD in areas of CEDAR’s expertise:

    • Intellectual disability, autism, developmental disabilities
    • Children and/or adults with developmental disabilities and/or special educational needs
    • Families or carers of people with intellectual disabilities, autism, developmental disabilities, special educational needs
    • Early intervention
    • Children at risk of adverse developmental outcomes because of behaviour problems or communication difficulties
    • Service delivery and development for the above, e.g. reconfiguring services
    • Ethical dilemmas of professionals

    We have expertise in mixed methods; evaluation methods; secondary data analyses of big data.

    If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, you can look for and contact potential supervisors using our CEDAR Staff Directory.

    For informal enquiries please contact please contact Professor Kylie Gray K dot Gray dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk, the Director of PhD Studies.

    You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

    Taught course fees  Research course fees


    Fee Status Guidance

    The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

    If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

    The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


    Additional course costs

    As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

    • Core text books
    • Printer credits
    • Dissertation binding
    • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

    Scholarships and bursaries

    Funding routes available

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    Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR)

    CEDAR is an internationally recognised research centre with an applied research focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

    We also specialise in researching special educational needs and inclusion, disability across the lifespan (especially intellectual / developmental disability and autism). We emphasise combined methods research undertaken in multi-disciplinary teams, secondary analysis approaches, and intervention evaluation designs including randomised controlled trials.

    Find out more by visiting our website.

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