Our practice-based PhD allows you to carry out workplace-based research and to submit a practice component along with a shorter thesis, in place of the traditional 80,000 word PhD thesis.
The practice component can take a variety of forms, e.g. a creative artefact, model, digital resources, programme, etc.
The details will be agreed with supervisors within six months of registration for full-time students or twelve months for part-time students.
Examples of practice-based doctoral study inquiries
Below are a few examples of the sort of inquiries that lend themselves to practice-based doctoral study:
- Developing classroom pedagogies in your subject area
- Devising programmes for Continuing Professional Development
- Implementing a training programme for student teachers or early career teachers
- Developing researcher capacity in schools
- Devising a course/textbook
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
If you are interested in a practice-based PhD, please take a look at our supervisors' areas of expertise and make contact with us to discuss your ideas.
In the first instance, please contact Education's Doctoral Studies Office.