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. Please see our Graduate School pages for more information about this.

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed for those in a range of education and education-related professions and provides an opportunity to study part-time for a doctorate in an area connected to professional practice.

Designed to combine with the work commitments of full-time professionals, the professional doctorate is a part-time modular programme which culminates into the submission of a doctoral thesis and examined by a viva voce oral examination.

The programme of study supports students to produce research that generates new knowledge within professional domains in order to advance the field. Research is developed in stages and students will, through a process of supervision and cohort workshops, produce and submit a series of documents based around a research topic with direct relevance to the candidate’s own professional interest and working life.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    48-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate School
+44 (0)115 848 2999