Higher Education Research Group (HERG)

The Higher Education Research Group brings together colleagues across Moray House School of Education and Sport, the Institute for Academic Development and beyond to network, discuss current higher education research and advance collaboration.

Our areas of research interest include:

  • widening participation
  • transition into higher education
  • internationalisation
  • employability
  • masters-level provision
  • student experience
  • interdisciplinary, critical policy studies, comparative higher education and capacity building


Postgraduate taught programmes

Colleagues in the group teach on a number of different programmes including:

Postgraduate research (PGR) study

The Higher Education Research Group includes a number of PhD students, you can read about them and their research in the ‘About us’ section. If you are considering applying for PhD study in the area of Higher Education, please follow the guidance on our School's 'Postgraduate Research Degrees' pages.

Postgraduate Research Degrees 

Higher Education Research Group blog

Members of our group cover a wide range of issues relating to higher education on our blog.

Read our blog 

Virtual reading group

We hold a regular online reading group for anyone interested in issues surrouding higher education. If you're interested in  joining, please contact Daisy Bao.

Contact Neil Lent


Assessment and regulations
HERG's steering group and members based within and outwith Moray House.


Higher Education Research Group logo
Our research group members have a range of exciting projects.