Doctor of Education (EdD)


Key Facts

Mode: Part-time

Entry Requirements:

Master's Degree from a British university or equivalent

Honours Degree from a recognised institution with classification 2.1 or above or equivalent

Fees: £2,843 (UK/EU) per annum*

£4,748 (Overseas) per annum*

Funding: Funded Research Studentships for entry in 2014. Closing date for receipt of studentship applications - open until filled.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2014

Course Start Date: October 2014

Length of Course: normal 4 years; maximum 6 years

*Fees for 2013-14 entry. Fees are subject to an increase each year.

The EdD is designed to empower professional educators to conduct robust research focused on improving policy, practice and the quality of education.

You will develop your research skills to enable you to complete a doctoral thesis and enhance your professional capabilities through critical analysis and the use of research evidence.

Here at the School of Education,you will receive  the same high quality doctoral research training as our PhD students. Our students will join a stimulating, intellectual community in a vibrant multicultural city.

All students will be appointed a first and second supervisor from Year 1 of the programme, and will have access to the School of Education Special Interest Groups. Taking part in the special interest group activities will assist your personal development as a career researcher and/or a leading education professional.

Programme Aims

The programme aims to:

  • provide you with the skills and knowledge to complete a Doctoral thesis
  • enhance your professional capabilities through critical analysis
  • give you the opportunity to access an international learning community  through research groups and our new virtual learning environment

Programme Structure

The first year will begin with a residential weekend in early October where there will be the opportunity to meet your main supervisor and other students on the programme. In the first year students are required to complete four assignments. The assignments cover areas such as identifying a research issue, acquiring relevant research skills, developing a conceptual framework for the enquiry, and writing a proposal for the thesis.

In years two to five students will work on the thesis and be required to submit Progress Reports at regular intervals. A Probation Report will normally be submitted at the end of Year Two.

An important feature of the EdD is the e-environment which will provide you with structured support throughout your study.

Next Step: Find out more about the EdD programme

 Research Interests

Our research groups cover a variety of areas and we welcome doctoral supervision in the following:

  • Leadership Learning and Change
  • Innovative Pedagogies and Reform
  • Mathematics and Science Education
  • Education for Social Justice
  • Engagement and Vulnerability in Education
  • Professional Learning and Teacher Identity
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Testing

Next Step: Find out more about our Research and Special Interest Groups

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