Finding a supervisor
Find your ideal supervisor by exploring the research interests of our Education experts.
How to apply
Most potential supervisors will be happy to provide pre-submission feedback on a well-developed draft proposal that closely matches their research expertise. For more guidance, see How to write a research proposal.
If you identify an academic who is interested in supervising your work, you may be able to receive advice and critical feedback that helps you to make your proposal stronger and more competitive. This is particularly beneficial if you are considering applying for funding. Please send your proposal to one potential supervisor at a time only, copying in firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not sure who would make the most suitable supervisor for your research, feel free to contact the email address above. Your draft proposal will then be passed on to suitable colleagues, if appropriate.
Alternatively, you could apply directly here. Your application will be given our full attention regardless of whether or not a potential supervisor is named.
Explore our research groups to find out more about the specialisms available at Manchester, and the academics who are keen to supervise in each area.
- Critical Education Policy and Leadership
- Critical Pedagogies and Maths Education
- Disadvantage and Poverty
- Education and Psychology
We also have members of staff who specialise in the following areas.