Research course

Education EdD

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university.
  • Advanced qualification (MEd, MA or MPhil) in education or a related field. The successful completion (normally obtaining a performance of 60% or above in each unit) of two Masters level education-focused units, taken at the University of Bath (one of which should be the Research Methods in Education unit) will also be considered.
Professional requirements

Appropriate professional experience in the practice of education or a related field.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

This course is aimed at experienced educational professionals. It sets out to place you at the leading edge of your professional field.

Offered as a part-time distance-learning programme, the EdD is for educational professionals looking to make substantial and original contributions to the development of educational knowledge in a broad range of settings.

It meets the need for the highest levels of professional development and training of educators, and those concerned with educational policy and administration. The prime focus is the interaction between the multi-dimensional practices of education and scholarship.

You'll engage with practitioners with knowledge, awareness and understanding of the philosophical, organisational, political, social, managerial, interpersonal, and technical dimensions of schools and other educational institutions.

Exploration of the connection between theory and practice begins with a series of taught units that will develop your capability to perceive critical issues facing educators and policymakers through the lens of contemporary and historical research and philosophy. This broad foundation will allow you to refine your specific interests as you work towards the supervised research thesis that will make an original contribution to your field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    36-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Doctoral Admissions
+44 (0)1225 385949