PhD in e-Learning and Learning Technologies

The Institute of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester brings together an active, internationally renowned research community.

Our research students benefit from the expertise and scholarship of its core members of staff and the associate members of the Alliance who are actively engaged in research into e-learning. PhD students benefit from personal tutorials, research seminars and workshops offered by both Institute and the School of Education, and opportunities to interact and network with researchers from around the world.


All PhD Day

One of our PhD Research Days

Before submitting your application, please contact Dr Palitha Edirisingha, PhD Programme Coordinator, to discuss your research interests, your proposal and your expectations.


Members of staff and their research interests

Professor Gráinne Conole

Learning design and online pedagogy, the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies and e-learning and impact on organisational change.

Dr Palitha Edirisingha

Informal learning through mobile technologies; social media for formal and informal learning; processes of embedding e-learning; technology-enhanced problem-based and project-based learning; e-learning in developing countries; and learning in 3D virtual worlds.

Please also visit our School of Education webpages to identify suitable staff members for your research proposal.

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