Research scholarship available

Funded Research Scholarship, School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

The School of Education at Oxford Brookes University is looking for strong candidates to apply for one three-year, full-time PhD studentship. The studentship is intended for a candidate who will pursue a PhD project that falls broadly within one of the School’s key thematic research areas:

  • Learning, Identity and Culture Curriculum,
  • Pedagogy and Assessment Childhood,
  • Families and Community Educational Purposes,
  • Ethics and Beliefs Partnership,
  • Policy and Leadership

Many OCSLD staff are members of these research groups and available to supervise research students.

As a successful applicant, you will join a supportive and research-active School. In the RAE 2008, 70% research in the School was judged to be of International quality.

Eligibility: We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality, with the capability of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. The successful candidate is expected to have completed, or be in the process of completing, a relevant Masters degree. The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Deadline: The closing date for  applications is 17:00 on Monday 25th November 2013

Interview date: Interviews will be held from the week commencing Monday 9th December 2013

Start date:  January 2014

How to apply: To request an application pack and for further details of how to apply, please contact the Research Administrator, Marinka Walker:



tel: + 44 (0) 1865 48 8585

fax: + 44 (0) 1865 48 6666


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About the author

Rhona Sharpe

Rhona is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University. Her interests are around developing and tutoring online courses, developing learners for a digital age, and  pedagogic research. Rhona is one of the co-founders of ELESIG (Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group), a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. She is Editor of the Brookes eJournal for Learning and Teaching.

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