Taught course


Teesside University · School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the programme you will normally have achieved a relevant and appropriate Master's level qualification within the last five years and have at least two years professional experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme provides you with the chance to consider the role of research in educational practice and what that means for you as an educator-researcher before embarking on your thesis. Initial modules focus on the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of practice and research. You are encouraged to develop your reflexivity, positioning yourself as a critically informed practitioner within a field understood as inevitably problematic but open to exploration and possible change through research.

Whilst some educational doctorate provision provides a programme of modules covering aspects of sociology, psychology, education, research methods and health studies, this programme focuses on a core of reflection on the combination of research and educational praxis, remaining flexible in its assessment strategy so as to enable you to focus on your own area of interest. It will position you as a creative agent able to use academic study and practice to inform each other and synthesise the two to develop responses to challenges and opportunities in practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

01642 342308