Research course


University of Exeter · Education

Entry requirements

Normally three years’ relevant professional experience and a postgraduate Master’s degree. Please see website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The EdD is a ‘Professional Doctorate’ which is equivalent in level to a PhD, but includes a modular phase as well as the thesis. It is particularly suited to professionals who aim to link research closely with their existing professional practice.

The taught element of the EdD programme introduces different understandings of, and approaches to, educational research, including distinctive methodologies and methods. Students can explore, in depth, a particular field of study, together with its implications for their own professional practice.

Students can follow these pathways;

Department specialisms

Special educational needs; Higher education; Science, mathematics and technology education; Language and literacy, including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); Educational futures

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
+44(0) 1392 724490