Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Research

Programme Overview

GLEA promotes a supportive research environment that provides opportunity for critical thinking, reflective practice and rich discussions on research. Find out more about our available opportunities below.

GLEA offers the following Postgraduate Research opportunities:

Part-time, Online PhD in Global Education

Our online, part time PhD in Global Education is designed to develop you into an educational researcher with a global outlook. Offering a flexible route of study, we have integrated a track to master’s by research which you can take if you do not wish to progress to the PhD.

This programme is ideal if you are looking to undertake a PhD whilst working in an educational setting - wherever you are in the world. We will aim to develop your capability to work within a professional context with a knowledge of research that enhances your ability to see beyond the context in which you work. You will have the opportunity to build up a substantial piece of original research that has real relevance to policy and/or practice. We offer students entry points in January and September each academic year.

Traditional PhD

We welcome applications from suitably qualified self-funded or sponsored PhD candidates that relate to our current research themes in global education and/or equity and attainment, and applications can be for part-time and full-time study. We offer students entry points in September, January and May.

Cotutelle Studentships with Aarhus University, Denmark

Our joint PhD with Aarhus University, Denmark, offers students the opportunity to explore important issues in higher education.

Successful applicants will enroll at Coventry University as their home institution and will spend between a third and half of their time at Aarhus University, depending on their research design. On successful completion, students will receive a PhD award from both universities.

The specific topic areas of these studentships are changeable (within the education theme), and are offered at specific points in the year where funding is available. Studentship funding includes payment of fees and an annual stipend (dependent on successful progression through each year).

For details on the formal application process and forms, please see Making an Application on the University’s website.

The Centre offers a range of fully funded and self funded opportunities each year.

Self-financing students with their own PhD proposals can choose from our team of academics, early career researchers and honorary research fellows with expertise in their fields, to form their supervisory team.

Further Funding

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. Some are for specific subject areas while others have more general eligibility criteria. Find out more about other funding opportunities.

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