Research course

Doctor of Education

University of Leicester · Department of Medical and Social Care Education

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in education or related fields plus 3 years' professional experience. Exceptionally a person with only a good honours degree and at least 3 years experience might be considered

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

All students must complete 6 assignments including a thesis proposal (totaling 25,000 words) before progressing to write the thesis itself (55,000 words). Written assignments are assessed and graded. The thesis is assessed by an internal and an external examiner who also conduct a viva voce examination. Teaching and supervision is provided by university staff. Compulsory attendance is required at study schools.

Department specialisms

Applied Linguistics and TESOL; Leadership and Learning

Information for international students

Part-time students are always welcome to come and study in Leicester by prior arrangement with their tutors

Fees and funding

Fees are available on application from the School of Education Doctoral Studies Office

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Administrator
0116 252 3688