Doctor of Education
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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.
We are based within the School of Education, Humanities and Languages, a vibrant and inclusive research community with strong international links to schools and other educational organisations. We currently supervise over 70 research students in Education, including on the EdD, all of whom have access to a wide range of training and other events.
How to apply
The application deadline for this Doctorate is 31 July 2024.
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Questions about fees?
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.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
The continuation fee, where it is payable is compulsory, but not applicable to Masters by research or PhD by Published Work, detailed as follows:
If following viva, examiners recommend that a student is required to revise and resubmit their thesis for re-examination, they must pay the resubmission fee for the duration of that period.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.
|£20-60 per book
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
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.
We strongly recommend that prior to submitting a full application you identify and make contact directly with a potential Director of Studies. Please look at our staff profiles to help you identify appropriate individuals who could supervise your research.
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.