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Education research and PhD 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.

Our PhD students...

come from many different countries and pursue important research projects, closely aligned to their professional and intellectual interest and our own research expertise and ambitions.

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Research in Education

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

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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