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Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

The EdD (Doctorate of Education) is aimed at experienced professionals working in the education sector. It is designed for those who intend to extend their professional development and understanding through research and reflection on practice. It is a part-time programme, typically taking 5 years to complete. The EdD is delivered entirely at BGU with the degree itself awarded by the

  • University of Leicester.
  • The EdD comprises two stages. The first consists of five taught modules which are taken over the first two years of the programme. Sessions are delivered at weekends with tutorial and peer support provided in between, enabling you to combine your study with work commitments. The modules incorporate a variety of teaching and learning strategies covering a range of core research skills contextualised in professional issues. Sessions enable the systematic development of the high level of skills and knowledge required at doctoral level. Upon successful completion of the taught phase, you progress to the thesis stage. Here, you produce a thesis which is intended to provide an original contribution to professional knowledge and understanding in a focused area of enquiry.

    Careers & Further study

    In an increasingly competitive professional environment, possession of an EdD and the title of ‘Doctor’ will distinguish you from the majority of colleagues. You will have critically evaluated your own professional practice and its relationship with theory, designed and conducted your own research, and gained increased professional confidence, all of which can enhance your opportunities for career progression.


    Students apply the knowledge, skills and understanding of the previous modules to design and carry out a small empirical study related to their project, which is peer reviewed and presented in the form of a journal paper.

    Tuition fees

    UK fees
    Course fees for UK students

    For this course (per year)


    International fees
    Course fees for EU and international students

    Please refer university website for part time fees

    Entry requirements

    The entry requirements for an EdD are normally a 2:1 or 1st Bachelors Honours Degree, a Master’s degree and at least three years’ professional experience. At the point of application, you should be able to demonstrate that you have already identified a potential research project within a chosen discipline or field of enquiry. It is a part-time programme, typically taking 4-5 years to complete. The EdD is validated by the University of Leicester but will be delivered at BGU.