Typical Course Length
The School of Education and Lifelong Learning was formed in 2003 as a merger between the Department of Education and the Centre for Continuing Education.
The School offers both MPhil and PhD degrees. These are research-based degrees, in which students undertake individual research projects under close academic supervision from within the department. They can be studied full or part-time.
The MPhil normally takes one year of full-time research (two years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of around 60,000 words.
The PhD normally takes three years of full-time research (five years part-time), after which students complete and submit a dissertation of 80-100,000 words.
Research supervision is available in a number of areas, including childhood studies, rural education and pedagogic research.
Some of the research themes within the Department include:
- Pedagogic research including:
- learning and teaching
- subject knowledge and understanding
- ICT assessment
- assessment for learning
- bilingual context
- Childhood Studies including:
- how children learn; gender studies
- health and wellbeing studies
- healthy schools
- curriculum development in Wales and elsewhere in the UK
- special educational needs
- Rural Education including:
- partnerships in education;
- community education
- National and local educational policy and the impact on small schools
- 14-19 Learning Pathway
- adult education