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Education research and Doctoral programmes

The academic members of staff in the Department of Education conduct research on a range of topics covering school education, vocational, professional and higher education, and adult education and lifelong learning. Informed by a range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including philosophy, sociology and educational theory, the research contributes to national and international discussions and developments in educational research, and makes a significant impact on education policy and practice, in the UK and further afield. Our research focuses education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and pedagogy, policy and professional education, including the education of teachers. 

Research opportunities for students 

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students.

Research in Education

Find people, projects, groups and publications in Education and read more about related research to this area. 

Independent assessment of our research quality (REF 2021)

Research groups

The Department of Education are proud to lead four departmental research groups: Education, Identities and Society; Interculturality for Diversity and Global LearningPedagogy, Policy and Professional Education; and STEM Education. Furthermore we have members in a number of interdisciplinary groups, bringing their education expertise to tackle wider societal challenges. Learn more about the groups below. 

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Fully-funded studentships

Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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