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PhD in 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
  • gender and 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

3-4 years full time
Up to 7 years part time

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

English Language Requirements


Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees


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
Centre for Lifelong Learning


Applying to Warwick