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Doctor of Education (EdD)

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Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research profile

The EdD is targeted at senior professionals with responsibility for key areas within their organisations such as professional learning and teaching, curriculum development, policy reform and implementation. They may be college/university lecturers, experienced school teachers or they may be working in professions allied to medicine and social care, nursing or other public sector occupations such as the police and fire service. Our current students stem from an eclectic range of organisations such as the local authority; her majesty’s inspectorate; social work, nursing preparation and language learning in higher education; business enterprise, both nationally and internationally; as well as senior leadership positions in all phases of schooling.

The EdD programme is designed to equip students with skills in educational research and scholarship that enables each student to produce an original piece of practice-based educational research of doctoral standard. This means that every graduate from the programme, by the time they have graduated, will have produced a thesis, elements of which, at least, will be of publishable standard in good quality peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, the work will have real value for addressing a practical educational problem. This approach means that graduates will emerge from the programme with advanced research skills that complement their existing professional expertise.

Careers and your future

Tailored careers support is offered to all our current PhD students and for up to 3 years after you complete your research at Brunel. We help you to actively engage in career planning and managing your personal development right from the start of your research. Our careers provision includes online advice, one to one consultations and a range of events and workshops.

In addition, where available, you may be able to undertake some paid work as we recognise that teaching and learning support duties represent an important professional and career development opportunity.

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Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (1st or 2:1).

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. Nearly 14,000 students study at Brunel, with nearly 3,500 of those studying at postgraduate level, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. Brunel is comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social...more

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