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Education

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUBJECT AREA

Why Study Education?

We firmly believe that we are educating and training tomorrow’s change makers. A PhD in Education with us will enable you to be at the heart of improving teaching quality and policies wherever your career takes you.

  • Top 10 for Research (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 20 overall for Education (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • Our highly trained university tutors pride themselves on providing you with excellent support and guidance
  • Our international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research prepares you for future leadership positions
  • Opportunity to study through the medium of Welsh

With its long-standing, internationally-recognised research expertise in areas related to education, Bangor University provides the best opportunities for you to train as an effective researcher, and to maximise the impact of your research.

Top 10

for Research

Times Good University Guide 2020

Top 20

overall for Education

Times Good University Guide 2020

Career Opportunities in Education

Wales is at the forefront of educational reform in the UK and at Bangor our academic staff are highly involved in both theory and practice reforms and working with them can provide a career boost in a variety of professions.

You will learn how to become a critical consumer of knowledge and to question what you read, learn how to deal with and interpret data, and learn how the research process works - skills that will serve you well for future employment.  

PhD students from Bangor have gone on to careers in academia, including lecturing positions and further research, whilst others have gone on to work for the Welsh Government, in counselling practice, and in teaching. 

Our Research in Education

At the School of Education and Human Development you will learn about the most current research findings in your field and have the opportunity to work alongside internationally-renowned research experts in designing and implementing your own research. You will be taught by individuals who are recognised internationally for their expertise and who are invited regularly to speak at various high-profile events world-wide. 

Our staff conduct a variety of sector-leading, award-winning, nationally acclaimed and internationally recognised research, most notably in the fields of Language, Literacy and Communication and Additional Learning Needs.  

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