education research

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

EdD Education - Doctor of Education

Postgraduate - Taught EdD

Open for admission in 2-018/19

Start in September

Part time
EdD up to 5 years

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). 

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • EdD 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.

For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities.

What you'll study

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

The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of modules (both generic and discipline-specific) to support research students through their programme.

Find out more

The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help.

The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential.

Find out more

Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery.

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 academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects