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Doctor of Education
Our Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally-focused, cohort-based doctorate. Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields. You should have at least four years’ experience in a relevant professional area. And hold a good postgraduate master’s degree from a recognised university.
This course allows you to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. And combines a taught course with independent research. Our academics are highly regarded and at the forefront of their subjects. Cutting-edge, research-led teaching will advance your knowledge and develop your professional skills.
You will develop advanced research skills to become an independent, reflective and competent researcher. And benefit from our rich, diverse, intellectual and social environment.
We designed our programme of study to meet the needs of people in full-time employment. Taught elements of the programme are delivered both virtually and face-to-face.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
This course is part time and takes between 4 – 7 years to complete.
The taught element of the course is delivered face to face, supported by online learning. Teaching is normally held on Saturdays with a minimum of six days a year.
Our research groups include:
- inclusion and wellbeing
- policy, partnership and leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- humanistic perspectives on education
- early years
- applied linguistics
We also have the following research conferences:
- the school of education research conference
- the EdD colloquium
Research is published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Research Fellows contribute to our research programmes and outputs.
All students are invited to attend the annual research seminar series.
Members of the School engage in a variety of funded and unfunded research projects, including the Fulbright-Peabody scholarship. Funded research studentships are offered to doctoral applicants, when feasible.
After you graduate
EdD students are typically experienced professionals in education, healthcare and related fields. During the programme and after graduation many will go on to promoted posts in these areas.
As a doctoral qualification, the EdD also provides opportunities for those seeking employment and promotion in the higher education sector.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.