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
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.
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 inthe taught stage. You then 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.
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). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.