Research course

Education

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
EdD

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as education or social sciences. A merit master's degree is preferred, but not essential, although we would expect some study at master's level.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis with a 2:2 if you have other qualifications, such as a PGCE or Cert Ed, and educational work/research experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Doctor of Education is a taught doctorate. It provides thorough grounding in the theory and practice of educational research. The course supports you in doctoral research related to your professional context or interests. We encourage critical reflection on experiences and expertise and an evidence-based approach to practice, innovation and change.

bout the programme of study

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professional doctorate. It is recognised for bringing together theory, research and practice through the close alignment of research with professional knowledge.

In education, professional doctorates are valuable in supporting, and indeed developing, evidence-based practice, to the benefit of the student and the wider education world.

You will benefit from a structured introduction to researching education as well as a flexible approach to learning. You can tailor your study to your own interests and emerging needs in the taught stage. You also develop research skills and approaches that you will need to succeed at the research stage.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language Requirements.

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
ecls.ppd@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6569