Research course

Education (EdD)

University of Warwick · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate honours degree and at least two years' professional experience in any educational setting. Applications from those without a good honours degree but with substantial professional experience will be considered.

English language requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctorate in Education is aimed at professionals who have several years’ experience in the education sector. We welcome students from all backgrounds and educational roles and settings. You might be a teacher, lecturer, educational leader, or in a specialist role enhancing educational provision. 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.

Teaching and learning

You will complete four Education Studies modules of your choice 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. The final thesis is a written thesis which is then assessed in an oral examination.

Specific departmental guidance is available on preparing applications to the Department of Education Studies and on Preparing a Research Proposal.

Fees and funding

See University website

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