University of Hertfordshire Phd

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University of Hertfordshire Phd

University of Hertfordshire Phd


The School of Education offers the opportunity for PhD and MPhil study, within areas of staff expertise.

Education research expertise

While many practitioners choose to develop their doctoral study through an EdD, some prefer the more individualised route of a PhD, which can be studied as a part-time or as a full-time student.

Areas of staff expertise for PhD supervision include:

  • body movement therapy
  • coaching, mentoring and teacher development
  • conceptions of learning and teaching
  • early years
  • leadership and policy
  • mental health and well-being
  • pedagogic research in higher education
  • psychotherapy
  • reflective practice
  • teacher professional autonomy
  • the use of narrative and image in teaching and learning

Apply for an Education research degree

Find out more about how to apply for an Education research degree at the University of Hertfordshire.

PhD opportunities

Applications for part-time or full-time PhDs in nursing, midwifery, health visiting, social work, public health or other health-related disciplines are warmly invited.

CRIPACC particularly welcomes applications that fall into one of the five main programme areas of the research centre:

CRIPACC offers a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment, with opportunities to undergo robust research training and networking. PhD students can access the University-wide Researcher Development Programme and benefit from tutorials with the dedicated PhD tutor for the School of Health and Social Work. PhD students are encouraged to attend the CRIPACC seminar series and have an opportunity to present their research at the School of Health and Social Work annual research conference. CRIPACC also offers a selection of research networks which are open to PhD students, including FoodNet, ReACH and AgeNet.

Doctoral students are supported by a team of experienced supervisors and a PhD tutor.   Further information on our current PhD students and experiences of past students can be found in CRIPACC’s PhD student profiles page.

The School of Health and Social work offers a supportive environment in which to study. The Athena SWAN bronze status for gender equality has been awarded at both the University and School level. PhD students can benefit from a number of Athena SWAN support initiatives including the day nursery on campus. Further information about Athena SWAN can be found in the Gender Equality in Health and Social Work pages.

To discuss your requirements please email Dr Lisa Whiting or contact her by phone on +44 (0)1707 285291.