Research course

Education

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

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 (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.

It is appropriate for experienced professionals who wish to undertake part-time doctoral study while working full time within education. It is also suitable for full-time students with professional backgrounds as teachers or leaders who would like to develop research linked to their practices and knowledge.

We attract a diversity of both international and home students, based in a range of educational contexts, including, but not limited to, school, further education and higher education settings. Leaders, directors and teachers are able to learn from each other's experiences to develop their own understanding situated within the wider education context.

The course draws on the expertise developed in the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT), which is based in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS). Course tutors are active researchers and all teach and supervise across a range of courses. This provides them with a wide knowledge base relating to the challenges of research in educational contexts.

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