Research course

Doctor of Education

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A Masters-level qualification awarded by an approved university in an appropriate subject, or equivalent.
  • An alternative qualification or qualifications and / or evidence judged by us as satisfactory indication of potential to conduct research at higher degree level.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

As you're applying for a research degree (MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates), you will need to submit a statement about the subject you wish to research.

Months of entry


Course content

Make your mark on the education sector, by shaping the practice and theories of tomorrow. Our Professional Doctorate has consistently delivered world class research, to enhance knowledge, methodology, and critical thinking in the field of education - at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), we’re committed to supporting research that improves lives, and society.

This programme looks at the interdependence of theory and method across the sector, from a social perspective - taught modules lead up to your dissertation, when you will introduce and illuminate an exciting new area of academic enquiry.

You’ll explore the relationship between policy, practice, and professional knowledge - on this course, you’ll develop your own arguments and critical standpoints, growing as a professional and a person. NTU’s Professional Doctorate in Education explores the nexus of understanding the world, and changing it. Engage with new ideas, and perspectives – put yourself at the forefront of knowledge and critical thinking in the education sector, and make a meaningful difference.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
+44 (0) 115 941 8418