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PhD in Social Policy and Social Work

This PhD provides an opportunity to undertake in-depth research in the field of adult education and lifelong learning. In recent years as societies have undergone social, political and economic changes adult education and lifelong learning has become an important aspect of the education sector. Adult education and lifelong learning encompasses a wide range of learning situations from informal through to formal education.

Staff research interests fall into the following areas:
  • gender violence, child abuse, safety and well-being
  • ‘race’, ethnicity and migration
  • political participation, civic engagement, policy
  • men, masculinity, health
Areas for PhD supervision include:

Education (with a focus on Adult Education in FE/HE and Early Years settings); Lifelong Learning, Teaching and Training.

Theoretical Enquiry: Career Development; Class; Coaching; Counselling; Employability and Childhood; Ethnicity; Gender; Inequality; Social Justice.

Essential Information

Duration
Full time: 3-4 years
Part time: up to 7 years

Entry requirements
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language Requirements
IELTS 7.0

Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees

PhD

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year

Part time:
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

Find out more about Fees and Funding

Department website

Application information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.