Research course


University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus

Entry requirements

A candidate for the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) degree must:

  • be a graduate of the University of Nottingham (or any other approved university) holding a Bachelor’s degree (normally first or second class Honours or equivalent) and normally holding an appropriate Masters degree; or
  • hold such other qualifications as may, on the recommendation of the School, be deemed by Senate to be equivalent to the qualifications referred to above
  • have a minimum of two years’ professional experience within a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme 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.

The Professional Doctorate 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. The programme is directed by Professor Anwei Feng and 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.

The programme has a focus on theoretically-informed, applied educational research as a basis for understanding and transforming education understanding, practices and contexts across a range of sectors. It seeks to explore the connections between policy, research and professional knowledge and practice. At all times students will be expected to develop their own arguments and critical standpoint in relation to education research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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