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A good honours degree and at least two years' professional experience in an educational setting. Applications from those without a good honours degree but with substantial professional experience will be considered.
Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.
Months of entry
The Doctorate in Education is aimed at professionals who have several years’ experience in the education sector. The focus is on professional issues and is available part time to complete alongside your work. The programme is a combination of foundation and advanced research methods, and optional modules within Education Studies. Then you will complete a 50,000-word thesis with the guidance of a specialist supervisor. You may be eligible to use your previous studies as accredited prior learning towards this course.
You will complete four Education Studies modules of your choice (which may include Foundation Research Methods) as well as two advanced research methods modules before moving on to the thesis. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, case studies and self-study.
Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of assignments and oral presentations.
Specific departmental guidance is available on preparing applications to the Department of Education Studies and on Preparing a Research Proposal.
Childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, religions and education research, life sciences education, special needs education and disability research and international development and education.
Information for international students
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band B
- With a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component.
Fees and funding
For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time60 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Education Studies
- (0)24 7652 3800