Research course

Professional Doctorate in Education

University of Nottingham · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Masters degree in a relevant discipline and a 2:1 (or international equivalent); plus at least two years of professional experience in a relevant field or another suitable qualification

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is suitable for those working in:

  • education from early years to higher education
  • local government/civil service
  • educational organisation bodies
  • education in museums and prisons
  • charities/NGOs
  • other educational settings

The programme:

  • is linked to practice so you will draw on your own educational experiences
  • is designed for busy professionals, offering weekend/summer attendance to fit in study alongside a full-time job
  • allows you be part of a strong cohesive cohort of education practitioners

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced education professionals to develop the critical knowledge and skills necessary to undertake their own research and thereby improve their educational practices and contexts.

This programme brings people together from across education sectors to work as a cohort in a series of weekend study schools and then on an extended piece of original research. At all times students will be expected to develop their own arguments and critical standpoint in relation to education research.

It is taught by an established team of nationally and internationally recognised education scholars who boast a wide range of expertise and experience in research, teaching and policy work.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your studies, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Support Hub
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