Research course

Education - Professional Doctorate

Birmingham City University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Professional doctorates are designed for mid-career and senior professionals who have previous higher level study, and significant professional experience.

The emphasis is on developing links between theory and professional practise through a process of reflective and reflexive learning.
Professional doctorates are not essentially professional qualifications; rather they provide evidence of advanced study in a relevant area.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme is a professional doctorate which enables you to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding through a wide-ranging interdisciplinary programme of research into your professional practice.

Through this programme of research it is anticipated that you will improve your practice and make a significant contribution to your continuing professional development.

The programme provides you with a grounding in the essential skills that are required to articulate and interrogate the key issues relating to education policy, the changing role of social institutions, aspects of pedagogy and the implications for multiple and fluid professional identities on everyday education practice in a context of global interconnectedness and interdependence.

Information for international students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

Fees and funding

We offer further information on possible postgraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Pre-entry Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595