EdD Education - Doctor of Education

How to applyEducation, Teaching and Childhood Studies

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About the course

This programme is ideal for education professionals and administrators including: teachers; school leaders; advisors; administrators; and those in related professions who want to deepen their understanding of contemporary issues within the education sector.

We offer the following specialist routes

  • Inclusion and Social Justice
  • Further and Higher Education
  • Professionalism (including Digital Literacies)
  • Early Childhood

This programme is taught residentially over a long weekend (Friday mid-day until Sunday mid-day) three times per year (October, February and May). 

Key facts

Tuition fees


Home/EU: £3,120 (part-time)

The fee includes two nights accommodation each weekend (Friday and Saturday), two evening meals, lunches (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)  and refreshments.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Candidates for the EdD are normally expected to have a masters degree, with an overall average of 60%, in a subject relevant to their proposed research. You should also submit a sample of your written work, preferably from your masters degree or a recent publication.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

Studying for the Doctor of Education on a part-time basis normally requires students to complete the programme within five years. This can be reduced by up to two years, subject to satisfactory progress.

The programme is structured as follows in part-time mode:

Years 1 and 2: taught programme consisting of four modules (see below)

Year 1

  • Advanced Perspectives in Educational Research
  • Ethical and Philosophical Frameworks in Educational Research

Year 2

  • Specialist Research in Professional Contexts
  • Undertaking Crtical Empirical Research 


* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Ideal for current education professionals, the Doctor of Education programme is a fantastic opportunity to build expert knowledge, and for professional and personal development.