Taught course

Doctorate in Education (Research)

University of Glasgow · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Masters level qualification in education or a cognate subject area. As well as two academic references, you also need to submit samples of recent academic writing, such as assignments and a dissertation, as part of your application.

Months of entry


Course content

This online distance learning programme offers a professionally relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education. The programme is designed for professionals at all levels in education, training and development, and in education-related fields.

  • The Doctorate is comparable to a PhD in terms of scale and rigour. It differs in that it provides a structured programme of advanced study that is relevant to your profession and focused on the inter-relationship of research, policy and practice.
  • There’s a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.

  • As you focus your studies into specialist areas, you will benefit from the activity of our five knowledge and research transfer groups: Creativity, culture and faith; Interdisciplinary science education, technologies and learning; Professional learning and leadership; Pedagogy, policy and practice; Social justice, place and lifelong education.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time fee: £3230
International students
Part-time fee: £7125

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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