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Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) (2020 Entry)

Group of education studies students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • Ed.D
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 5 years


The University of Warwick's Doctorate in Education welcomes world class applicants with a commitment to educational research and challenge. The Centre for Education Studies, ranked 3rd in the UK (REF 2014), offers a programme expertly designed around professional issues.


The Doctorate in Education is aimed at professionals who have several years’ experience in the education sector. The focus is on professional issues and is available part time to complete alongside your work. The programme is a combination of foundation and advanced research methods, 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.

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Our main research themes are childhood, cultural and creative learning, school leadership and improvement, religions and education research, life sciences education, special needs education and disability research and international development and education.


You will complete three Education Studies modules of your choice as well as two 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.


Entry requirements 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

English language requirements Band B
With a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.