Research course

Education Professional Doctorate Programme

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Institute of Education

Entry requirements

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 the School as satisfactory indication of potential to conduct research at higher degree level; International applicants will need to supply evidence of English language proficiency

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been designed to provide those who work in the broad area of the public and human service professions an opportunity to study part-time for a doctorate in one of three fields of professional activity – education, law, or social sciences.

The aims of the programme are to provide students with an opportunity to explore both the complex relationships between knowledge, theory and practice, and also the intricate nexus of understanding the world and changing it. To develop students' ability to design and implement a research project at the boundaries of knowledge of their professional and educational fields. To provide students with an opportunity to develop their judgement, foresight and problem analysis by applying theoretical and philosophically tuned forensic skills to the research material derived from their investigations.

Information for international students

Information on how to apply and funding for international students can be found on our website at

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

See our Fees and Funding page for details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
+44 (0) 115 941 8418