Doctoral programmes

Join our welcoming community of doctoral students from across the world, who all play an integral part in our thriving research culture.

Find out more about our PhD programme details, such as entry requirement, duration, supervisors and tuition fees.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

PhD Education prospectus page

Why choose Bristol?

Doctoral study at the School of Education offers:

  • full access to a large range of seminars (often featuring national and international visitors)
  • research student seminars and workshops
  • access to specialist methodological support
  • excellent specialist library services
  • the opportunity to be part of one of our active research centres and networks, which have their own regular research events and seminars
  • access to three high quality dedicated doctoral study spaces
  • a full range of computing and information technology facilities
  • annual two-day research conference run by doctoral students

the School of Education building, University of Bristol How to apply

Read the application page and admissions statement for full details.

Apply for Education (PhD)

sculpture in Royal Fort gardens, University of Bristol Bristol Doctoral College

Our Bristol Doctoral College supports the community of postgraduate researchers across our research degree programmes.

students collaborating at the University of Bristol Research

Our research focuses on driving change towards a more sustainable, inclusive and socially just world.

Doctoral studies in the School of Education has exceeded my expectations. There have been so many opportunities to meet and work with other PGRs and world-renowned academics. The support of my supervisors along with the taught modules has really supported me in the development of my research proposal.

Pen Williams - PhD Education

REF 2021 results

In the most recent REF 2021, the School of Education was ranked in the top-ten leading UK centres for high quality and high impact research on education.

90% of the School’s research was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' with 60% of that in the 4* category. 

Results are from the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Contact us

Student Services office

School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1JA

Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4234

Email: Ed Phd Mailbox



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