Standard duration: Full-time: 3-4 years, Part-time: up to 7 years
Min. entry requirements: Normally a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B
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.
Research in this area can include:
Looking at learning in community and adult education, further and higher education as well as informal learning in the family or community, for example popular and radical adult education issues of class, gender, ethnicity, age and disability access to education and learning experiences, retention and drop-out transitions and learner identity and issues of agency and structure transformative learning motivations to learning
The above is not an exclusive list of research areas. Being a research student will enable you to develop and enhance your research skills and theoretical knowledge.
You will be supervised by Dr Barbara Merrill, who has extensive research expertise and reputation in this field and Dr Will Curtis, who has worked within education, adult education and lifelong learning for 20 years.
3-4 years full time
Up to 7 years part time
Normally a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
English Language Requirements
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £4,191 per year
Overseas: £16,230 per year
Home/EU: £2,515 per year
Overseas: £9,738 per year
Find out more about Fees and Funding
Centre for Lifelong Learning