Centre for International Education Research (CIER)

Postgraduate Research in CIER

CIER has a large and diverse postgraduate researcher community, supported by a group of experienced doctoral supervisors. We also have a number of postdoctoral researchers as centre members and are keen to grow this group. 

Research areas

We would particularly welcome applications for doctoral and postdoctoral research in the following areas: 

  • Political, sociological and historical perspectives on studies of adult, vocational, higher, non/in-formal and lifelong education in the UK and internationally  

  • Critical perspectives on the internationalisation of education: schools, colleges and universities 
  • Comparative perspectives on education and social movements
  • Autonomous education in global perspective
  • The global politics of knowledge and de/colonisation

  • Skills development, vocational education and training and professional education for human development and social justice

  • The role of local, national and international organisations in educational policy processes

For specific queries, please contact Dr Sarah Amsler.



Centre for International Education Research

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

+44 (0)115 951 4543