O que eu aprenderei?

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) offers world-leading doctoral programmes in education and related social sciences. Our PhD students undertake research projects, working closely with their supervisors to develop each stage of their research, and undertake a tailored programme of training courses and activities. This programme is available to study both face-to-face and online.


The Department of Education, Practice and Society is one of the largest at the IOE, with research-active staff specialising in a wide range of areas described above.

Within the department, there is also a wide range of country expertise that includes Africa (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda), Asia (including Central, East, South and Southeast Asia), Europe, South America (e.g. Brazil, Peru), and the US.

In addition, students benefit from the research work carried out at the centres based in the department, a number of which are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research areas

There is a wide range of expertise including:

  • Comparative Education, including Education Policy Borrowing
  • Education, democracy and diversity: citizenship education; civic participation; social cohesion; nation building; civic and ethnic identities
  • Education and Wellbeing: health; sexual identity; education psychology; behaviour and disaffection; learning, studying and homework
  • Further Education, Post-14 Education, and Post-Compulsory Education, including Teacher Education
  • Global Youth
  • Higher Education (HE): academic and professional identities; national, global and international HE; management, governance and leadership
  • Sociology of Education: education policy; gender, ‘race’, and social class; migration, refugees and marginalisation; social justice; human rights
  • History of Education: cultural, social and economic history of education; universities; adult, popular and informal education; historiography and methodology
  • International Development: economics, education, and education planning; education in developing countries
  • Lifelong Learning, and Adult Learning, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Philosophy of Education: disability ethics; music; personhood; theories of mind; theories of justice
  • Post-Conflict / Peacebuilding Education
  • Private and Elite Education
  • Professional Development, Vocational Education, and Workplace Learning


Department of Education, Practice and Society doctoral graduates progress to careers in education, university teaching, educational research, and policy and curriculum development. They can be found in almost every occupational field, and there are a wide variety of career paths.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Education, Practice & Society

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 anos)

£17.590,00 (R$ 126.020) por ano
Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary.

Esta é uma taxa fixa
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


London, Bloomsbury

17-19, Gordon Street,


WC1H 0AH, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

The normal minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed, or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank) outside the UK. The majority of our successful applicants hold a Merit at Master’s level, and may have additional relevant experience. Students without a Master’s degree who have completed the UCL PGDip in Social Science Research Methods, obtaining a grade B or above in any two or more modules, may also be considered for admission to this programme. IELTS: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.