Taught course


University of Glasgow · School of Education
EdD by taught

Entry requirements

The normal entry qualification is a Master's level qualification, or equivalent, in education or a cognate subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

You will normally undertake two courses per year, meaning at a normal pace you should complete the Doctorate in five years. We understand that you may need to take a break from studies during such a long programme, and we will allow you to suspend studies for a limited time period.

Years 1, 2 and 3
You will take six taught courses in total. Each one lasts one semester and are taught online with one weekend in Glasgow.


  • Critical reflection in professional learning and practice
  • Education policy
  • Educational futures
  • Ethics and education
  • Open studies one: advancing research methods
  • Open studies two: applying research methods.

Years 4 and 5
You will work towards the submission of your dissertation of 50,000 to 60,000 words, supported by an appropriate supervisor.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration

EdD by taught

distance learning
60 months
part time
30 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Ms Denise Porada/Professor Penny Enslin