Research course

Education (EdD)

University of Warwick · Centre for Education Studies

Entry requirements

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


Course content

Education Studies at Warwick includes three overarching strands: Learning, Society and Cultures. These strands group academics with a shared interest in educational research and scholarship, providing a space for meaningful and multi-disciplinary collaborations across the Department and beyond.

The Department’s ethos is that educational research and scholarship exist to find solutions to questions of ‘what works’ in terms of policy and practice, but also to problematise existing policy and practice by posing new questions about the purposes and the future of education, in the UK and globally. The University of Warwick's Doctorate in Education welcomes world-class applicants with a commitment to educational research and challenge. The Department of Education Studies was ranked 6th in the UK for Education (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

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 as a part-time course 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.

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

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

Course contact details

Education Studies
(0)24 7652 3800