PhD Studentship – History of Religion and Education

2 March 2017

The University of Worcester is seeking to grow its research capacity in Education, especially its strength in the History of Religion and Education.

To this end, the University of Worcester is offering a full time PhD studentship in these broad areas to be focused on one of the following topics:

  • 1. The classroom history of Religious Education: spaces, textbooks, artefacts, visual and auditory culture
  • 2. The origins of non-denominational Religious Education in England, 1870-1902
  • 3. The history of religious education in non-school settings e.g. the domestic context, Sunday Schools or Madrasa
  • 4. An historical and contemporary study of the work of the International Bible Reading Association Applicants are advised to indicate which of these is of interest to them, and to orient their applications to this preference as appropriate.

Supervisory Team

The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Stephen Parker who will act as Director of Studies and Dr Rob Freathy (University of Exeter) who will act  as co-supervisor:

Professor Stephen G. Parker, Institute of Education, University of Worcester

Dr Rob Freathy, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter

Full information and application procedure