For entry into the Doctorate in Education (EdD) course applicants are normally expected to hold a Masters degree and be working in or able to access a professional practice setting in which to carry out their research. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis, where applicants can demonstrate evidence of postgraduate study or publications suitable to prepare them for doctoral level study.
Months of entry
This is the ideal programme if you want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to your area of work and use your findings to influence the way things are done.
We’ve designed this programme for professionals across the education spectrum, from early years and school education to the further, higher and adult sectors.
You can pursue your topic in many different fields supported by educational experts and a comprehensive programme that includes in-depth research training.
Your research project must focus on some element of policy or practice and be designed to promote innovation and improvement locally, regionally or nationally.
During the structured first stage of the programme, you’ll develop your research ideas with the help of an academic adviser. Six weekend workshops will provide research training and orientation.
With your proposal formally approved you’ll then progress to the supervised research stage of your degree, developing your thesis with support from your supervisors.
The programme concludes in the submission of your final thesis and a ‘viva voce’ examination to defend it.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you’ll need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time72 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr. Philip Howlett