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
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.