Education Studies and Liberal Arts

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Welcome to the Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts

We offer a vision of higher education that gives priority to your personal, social, ethical and spiritual development.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are designed to integrate subject disciplines into a coherent and challenging educational experience, offering breadth and depth.

In addition, the department also provides an academic home for a range of PhD projects supervised by our tutor team who all actively participate in high-impact, values-driven research and write within their specialist areas.

We believe that a course of study in higher education is more than just its content. In our view, higher education means learning about ourselves at the same time as we learn about academic subjects. We hope that you, in addition to studying, will also want to embrace learning as a way of life, and that these experiences together will constitute the relevance and substance of what is 'higher' in higher education. To this end our programmes combine core modules with a variety of optional modules which you can choose according to your own interests.

Putting this vision into practice means:

First, offering you the chance to challenge your ideas about the world against perspectives which try to explain the way we live.

Second, it means support for your learning so that you always know that someone is interested in your development.

Third, it means we will push you to succeed beyond your own expectations of yourself.

If we are successful, you will be aware at the end of your third year of the possibilities that the world offers you and of the ways in which you can serve the wider community.
Many of our graduates tell us that they leave with a faith in learning, which lasts them well beyond the institution.

Meet the Education Studies and Liberal Arts team

Head of Department

Dr Marie Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Modern Liberal Arts

Academic team

Dr Shaun Best​, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Emile Bojesen, Reader in Education / Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange

Dr Simon Boxley, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Alexis Gibbs, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Rebekah Howes, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Jaclyn Murray, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Modern Liberal Arts

Dr Thomas Nørgaard, Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts and Director, Insititute for Value Studies

​​​Dr Diana Sousa, Senior Lecturer in Education

Prof. Stephanie Spencer, Professor of Eduction Studies and Liberal Arts and Convener, Centre for the History of Women's Education

Dr Caroline Stockman​, Senior Lecturer in Education

Prof. Nigel Tubbs, Professor of Philosophical and Educational Thought

Dr Wayne Veck, Reader in Education

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Education Studies Team, October 2019

Research in Education Studies and Liberal Arts

Research centres

The Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts is part of the Faculty of Education. Explore the Faculty's research centres:

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Postgraduate research supervision

We offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects. To find out more, explore our academic staff profile pages above for individual areas of supervision or use the Find an Expert search bar below.

Find out everything you need to know about studying for a postgraduate research degree at Winchester.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Nearly 20% of all outputs submitted in Winchester's Education submission to REF 2014 were deemed to be of world-leading quality.

Find out more about our REF2014 submission.

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