PhD Opportunities in Education, Childhood and Youth Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK, include the opportunity to study with NICER, the National Institute for Christian Education Research.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s programmes in Education, Childhood and Youth Studies is at the centre of a very large and vibrant PhD community with approximately 50 doctoral students. 

For 2021, we are looking for proposals in all areas related to Education, Childhood Studies, Youth Studies, Professional development and identity of those in the education sector, Sustainability

People have undertaken doctoral studies in a range of areas linked to NICER including School leadership and Christian vocation and discipleship, Church schooling, faith and professional ethics, Christians in teaching

Methodologies draw on theology of education, philosophy of education, conceptual enquiry, document analysis, ethnography and quantitative and statistical methods.

We will consider applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies on a full time or part time basis. We are also able to offer a full time scholarship or part time fee waivers for successful applicants.

All enquiries should be sent to Ruth Rogers and for information about RE and Christian education areas also get in touch with

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