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PhD Programmes

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities and the quality and impact of our research is demonstrated by our excellent research rankings. Warwick is currently ranked 7th overall in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2014) (based on multi-faculty institutions). Learn more about our research

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The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers three PhD programmes within a supportive environment with world-renowned academics and an emerging PhD community.

We offer the opportunity to study for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in:

Staff research interests

Visit our Staff research interests page to find out more about the areas in which we supervise PhDs.

PhD Enquiries

Whilst applications are made directly to Postgraduate Admissions, we recommend contacting us beforehand to discuss your research proposal.

For Social Policy and Social Work, and Social Work PhD programmes, please contact:
Dr Khursheed Wadia
Admissions Tutor
024 7652 3970

For Adult Education and Lifelong Learning PhD programme, please contact:
Dr Barbara Merrill
Director of Graduate Studies
024 7652 3787

Sam Hundal
Programme Co-ordinator
024 7657 4136

PhD Handbook 2016-2017

ESRC Studentships

Find out how to apply for an ESRC studentship to help fund your doctoral studies.

Fees: Research

  • Home/EU Students: full time £4,121; part-time £2,473 (2016/17)
    Overseas Students Band 1: full time £15,460; part-time £9,276 (2016/17)
    Overseas Students Band 2: full time £19,740; part-time £11,844 (2016/17)
  • Home/EU Students: full time £4,191; part-time £2,515 (2017/18)
    Overseas Students Band 1: full time £16,230; part-time £9,738 (2017/18)
    Overseas Students Band 2: full time £20,730; part-time £12,438 (2017/18)

Professional development website for PhD students