Taught course

Sheffield EdD Programme

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

The EdD Programme normally consists of 4 years part-time study. The structure is based on two parts, Part One involves a set of modules which take 2-4 years and Part Two involves a research thesis produced in 2–4 years. Students pay fees for each year of registration up to year 6. If additional time is taken, fees are not payable in years 7 and 8.

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

  • be a graduate of an 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 previously mentioned.
  • have a minimum of two years’ professional experience within a relevant field and have achieved a minimum standard in IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section).

For applicants whose first language is not English, or who do not hold appropriate educational qualifications in English, the School requires a minimum standard in IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section).

Months of entry


Course content

The Sheffield EdD is a vibrant and successful part-time doctoral programme which attracts students from all over the world. We are proud that the programme has now been running for over 20 years and is continuing to grow in strength and popularity. The programme involves a combination of online distance learning and study weekends and aims to provide transformative learning experiences both online and face to face. The programme focuses particularly on encouraging students to view themselves as having the potential to contribute significantly to their professional, community, practitioner and academic contexts.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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