School of Education

Postgraduate Research Degrees


We are a leading centre for research in education, with a broad commitment to improving and investigating social justice and equality in education. 

We encourage highly-motivated, enthusiastic and talented students to apply for a postgraduate research place. We provide a dynamic research environment where research students study alongside academic experts. 

Our research programmes are made up of students from across the world. Some students are studying and living here in the UK, while other students are based in their own country with periodic visits to the UK to see their supervisor.

We are committed to creating the best conditions, intellectual stimulus, academic and pastoral support. In particular, we take very seriously our commitment to provide high-quality supervision to all our research students.

Research degree opportunities

View our course pages on the University prospectus:


How to apply

Once you've found the right research opportunity, please view our step-by-step guide, which will take you through the application process.

Postgraduate brochure

PG brochure

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Facilities and support

The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.



School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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