Research course

Educational Technology

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or master's degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) is one of the leading education research units in the UK. It is an internationally respected centre of excellence, pursuing innovative and rigorous research that influences policy and practice. CREET research is multidisciplinary and is united by:

  • a focus on learning through diverse media in a wide range of social, cultural and disciplinary settings
  • a radical, challenging approach to established orthodoxies in policy, pedagogy, theory and research methods
  • a major thread of sociocultural theorising across all research areas
  • a focus on the role of language and literacies in education.

We provide research students with a supportive environment and excellent research facilities. For research of an interdisciplinary nature, we liaise with schools in other faculties such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for technology, communication and education topics. All of our programmes were designed following Economic and Social Research Council guidelines. We offer a three-year full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme and Professional Doctorates programme.

CREET offers a unique opportunity to study the theory, application and practice of education and educational technology with guidance from world-class experts in the field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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