Newman University


Newman University is developing a strong research culture and offers opportunities for research at postgraduate level. We offer a range of intellectually challenging taught postgraduate courses leading to the award of MRes, MA or MSc. Our research students study towards the award of EdD, MPhil or PhD, full or part-time, in a supportive research environment tailored to their needs.

The growing research culture at Newman University was recognised through the Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF) 2014. The REF results indicated that all research outputs from the University were of national or international standards in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with some outputs being classified as world-leading. These results indicated that research groups and individuals across our six submitted Units (Education, Sport, Theology, English, History and Psychology) are engaged in research at the highest levels.

Newman’s postgraduate research students work towards EdD, MPhil or PhD degrees that are awarded by the Liverpool Hope University. Our members of staff have the expertise to provide supervision towards doctorate level qualifications (PhD and EdD) in a number of subject areas. Normally, the research proposal is negotiated by the candidate with a member of the research supervisory team. Research students receive a level of support not commonly available in larger and less community-based institutions.

We would be pleased to welcome postgraduate applications in the following subject areas:

About Newman University

Located at Bartley Green, close to Birmingham City Centre, Newman University, was awarded university Title in February 2013.

Newman University has a long and proud tradition of providing high quality, formative education in a values-driven environment;

We are an institution with a distinctive voice: by name and by nature; something of which we are also very proud.

Based on our motto ‘ex umbris in veritatem’ and as an essential part of our mission of service and the expectation of a sense of vocation for our staff and students, Newman is not ‘just about education and creation of knowledge, but also about the provision of solutions’.

Research Lead: Professor Peter Childs

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