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PhD/MPhil in Education and Psychology (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-X3C8
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years
  • Department of Study
  • CEDAR


Explore education and psychology in depth on Warwick's MPhil/PhD in Education and Psychology. The Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research is an internationally recognised research centre specialising in special educational needs, disability and parenting and family systems.


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

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Areas for PhD supervision

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism) across the lifespan; special educational needs and disability (SEND); speech, language and communication difficulties; parenting skills and interventions; families and family adjustment; mental health in children and adults with SEND; fathers and father-child relationships; siblings of children with SEND and sibling relationships; early intervention; early development of children with SEND; transition to adulthood; training of education, health and social care staff on SEND issues; psychological and educational interventions for children, adults and families of individuals with SEND.

We have expertise in randomised controlled trials, mixed methods, evaluation methods, and secondary data analyses of big data.


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


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

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.