Taught course


University of Strathclyde · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in education or a related discipline. Exceptionally a candidate with substantive professional experience may be considered for admission provided they can demonstrate understanding of and a capacity to engage with the different dimensions of educational research.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctorate of Education (EdD) is a professional doctoral degree aimed at those who have been working in the education sector for a number of years. It's comparable to a traditional PhD in terms of academic rigour but is characterised by its professional orientation and modular structure.

The EdD gives you the opportunity to develop your own area of academic expertise by undertaking research that is strongly aligned to your role and practice as an educationalist. The taught element allows you time to develop your thesis proposal and to match your area of interest to the range of supervision expertise available in the School of Education.

What sets the Strathclyde EdD apart from other offerings is your ability to qualify in one of eight specialist areas that are aligned to the School of Educations research strengths. To qualify for a specialist EdD degree you must take all the optional modules in that area as well as your thesis topic. Please note the delivery routes available for your desired pathway.

The specialist areas currently offered are:

  • Supporting Teacher Learning (part time and full time)
  • Educational Leadership (part time and full time)
  • Philosophy with Children (part time and full time)
  • Bilingual Education (part time and full time)
  • Autism (part time only)
  • Early Years Pedagogue(part time only)
  • Inclusive Education (part time only)
  • Digital Technologies (By Accreditation of Prior Learning only)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EdD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kate Wall
0141 444 8067