Research course

Doctor of Education

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

Students must work in an educational setting and will be expected to have a Masters degree in an educational subject. This must have a substantial research component (usually a project). In exceptional cases, students with a Masters in a different subject area might be eligible if they can demonstrate substantial experience in education.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Doctor of Education programme will enhance your understanding of education in the broadest sense, helping you to directly relate your learning to current practice.

If you’re a professional working in the education sector, LJMU’s Doctor of Education (EdD) programme is a great opportunity to harness your passion and experience, and take your personal development and pedagogical knowledge to the next level.

Our specially designed programme will enhance your understanding of how education works and help you relate your learning directly back to your practice. This gives you the chance to reflect on how you deliver your role and the opportunities for transforming practice – for both yourself and others.

Focusing on education in its broadest sense, the EdD is relevant to people who work in a wide variety of educational settings, including: the compulsory and non-compulsory sectors, formal and non-formal education settings, and professional, workplace and life-long learning.

At LJMU’s School of Education, we are an active community of academics and students, who are committed to education that inspires learning and enriches communities.

Our high quality research and teaching environment, encourages students to analyse the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technological context of educational theory and practice. You will join a dynamic and diverse group of people who share a deep commitment to the investigation and enhancement of educational experiences of individuals, families and communities in a wide range of settings and in collaboration with many different partners. These include schools; early, further and higher education providers, as well as voluntary, public and private sector organisations.

Qualification and course duration


part time
54 months

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