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Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Our Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to acquire a professional doctorate that combines taught study in particular areas of interest with an extended piece of research.

The EdD is typically taken over five years as a part-time student. Those with a Masters level qualification in a related subject may be eligible for Recognised Prior Learning. Find out more here

The typical EdD route is as follows:

Year 1

In the first year, you will take three modules at Master’s level. These can be selected from all suitable modules within the Masters programmes offered by Education Studies. Each module will be assessed by an assignment of 5,000 words. A mark of 60 or above (level B) must be achieved. Please see the optional modules page for details of modules offered.

You will need to check availability of the modules, especially if you are applying late in the academic year.

Year 2

In the second year, you will take the Foundation Research Methods module and follow the advanced research methods programme. This programme will help you finalise and justify a research question; select an appropriate research methodology and thoroughly prepare for your fieldwork; and consider and take account of all relevant ethical issues. Once again the assessment for this year will consist of three assignments at 5,000 words each. A mark of 60 or above (level B) must be achieved.

Years 3-5

You will then have up to three years to carry out and complete your research and write your thesis of 50,000 words. During this time you will receive guidance from a specialist supervisor.

Entry Requirements

Candidates are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have 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.

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