Taught course

Education Doctorate

Liverpool Hope University · Education Faculty
EdD by taught

Entry requirements

Applicants normally are expected to hold a Masters degree in Education or a related academic subject and will be required to have at least three years experiencein a professional area. If they do not possess a Masters degree, they may stillbe considered provided that they hold a good Honours degree (normally a First) in a relevant discipline and can demonstrate evidence of professional leadership in an education or related area. They may also be asked to submit apiece of writing demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary issues in their field, and an ability to undertake research at doctoral level. Applicants must be competent in English as a spoken and written language and all applicants must have a minimum Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent. For international students the minimum English language requirement is IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including 6.0 in reading and writing or TOEFL 560 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This professional doctorate is designed to provide research competence for professionals in a range of social science settings and not just from an educational background; and to enable professional and institutional development through research engagement at ahigh level. EdD graduates will expect not only to have a critical understanding of all forms of research in their field, but to generate research designs and publications which will make a significant contribution to that field.

The programme is delivered by part time study. It takes minimum four years and maximum eight years to complete. Students are expected to attend three residential weekend studies during year one and year two of the programme (six in total). The deadline for next academic year’s EdD student recruitment is August 2014.

Information for international students

For all international queries, please contact the International Office on 00 44 151 291 3431 or an international@hope.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

EdD by taught

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Education Faculty
0151 291 3410