At the forefront of Education research offering a dynamic and inclusive research culture, welcoming students to collaborate with our staff and professional partners to investigate the complexities of education and its underpinning values and beliefs.

We have a thriving community of about 50 research students from all over the world. You could join our community of students from the UK and also from:

  • America
  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Thailand,
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MPhil or PhD

Our Research

Our research degrees are offered on a full or part time basis and delivered on campus or via distance learning.

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary Research

In our multi-faceted and complex world, with many factors impacting on our lives (not least in education), our disciplinary areas become more and more knowledgeable about narrower and narrower areas

Interdisciplinary Research

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and Rule of Law (CISRUL)

Education research is also embedded within the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and Rule of Law (CISRUL) studies life in the world of political concepts. The Centre draws on expertise from 7 disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’ and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars.

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and Rule of Law (CISRUL)

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

International Applicants


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Fees and Funding

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Our Funding Database

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There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

School of Education (Research)
University of Aberdeen
Macrobert Building
King’s College
AB24 5UA