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Doctor of Education
On this course, you’ll gain a deep understanding and awareness of what it means to be a professional in an educational setting.
You'll have the opportunity to engage with educational research, focussing on the areas that interest you.
You'll build advanced specialist research skills and critical analysis skills. You'll also have the space and time to reflect on your academic writing. You will be able to make use of academic support and guidance to advance your writing with a view to publishing academic articles.
You'll also become an independent, reflective and effective educational researcher. You'll carry out relevant research - creating new knowledge that will contribute to the field of education.
How to apply
The application deadline for this Doctorate is 31 July 2022.
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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.
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Learning and assessment
On the course you'll develop a critical understanding of social research. You'll advance your academic writing and build the skills to become an independent researcher.
In your first year you'll build your knowledge of educational theories and research. You'll have the support and guidance to write at a doctoral level. You'll also start to focus your expertise and prepare for your research project.
In your second year you'll focus on developing your research skills and using the knowledge and experience you've gained so far to develop the proposal for your thesis.
Throughout the course you'll work with fellow students and the academic team. You'll develop relationships through your research project with stakeholders and participants.
Over the final years of the course you'll work on your thesis focussing on a specialist area that interests you. You'll have support and guidance from your two supervisors. Your thesis will make a valuable contribution to knowledge in the field of education.
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.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.