We are committed to developing our postgraduate students into competent educational researchers able to conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodological approaches. We welcome inquiries about possible research topics both theoretical and empirical.
We are particularly interested to hear from those who would like to work within areas such as:
' arts practice as research
' arts in education
' bilingualism in education
' children’s literature and education
' creativity and learning
' cultural constructions of disability
' curriculum policy and practice
' digital technologies and learning
' early literacy and bilingualism
' education and its cultural representation
' English in education
' family learning in multilingual contexts
' gender studies
' social justice
' inclusive education
' learning outside formal settings
' language use and language ideologies
' language and faith
' language and youth cultures
' modern language education
' performing arts as education
' policy and its contestation
' race and education
' science, culture and education
' sexualities and education
' social class and education
' social research ethics as situated practice
' socially engaged arts practices
' visual cultures and education
The Department of Educational Studies is part of South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a consortium formed of 10 leading UK Universities, all of which are engaged in cutting'edge social science research and training.
It has about forty research students from the UK, the EU and other countries. Many of our research students are also practicing professionals carrying out research related to their work. Students study either full'time or part'time.
Students become members of the Department’s Research Centres and they are encouraged to contribute along with staff and other visiting scholars to their seminar series. Additional facilities for research students are provided by the Goldsmiths Graduate School.
We ensure that you are supported by highly qualified supervisors with whom you work to a mutually agreed timetable and maintain regular tutorial contact throughout your research. An induction and research training programme is provided and you are normally expected to follow this. There is an annual appraisal of your progress, and every effort is made to ensure good communication between yourself, your supervisor and other relevant members of staff. Students have additional support from the Goldsmiths Graduate School, where there is a lively programme of interdisciplinary seminars, as well as core research training to support your studies. The Graduate School also has its own virtual research community, running in parallel to the physical School and providing online seminars and research training programmes. All MPhil and PhD students and academic staff are invited to research seminars run by the Department’s three Research Centres: the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning (CLCL), the Centre for the Arts and Learning and the Centre for Identities and Social Justice. In addition to academics from inside and outside the University, research students also have an opportunity to contribute to seminars on work in progress.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||£13,910||Overseas Fees|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||£13,910||Overseas Fees|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil|
- You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0) to study with us.