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Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Build essential knowledge and gain a prestigious doctoral qualification to escalate your career in Education and open up leadership opportunities.

Research specific aspects of your professional practice while developing knowledge and skills to equip you for a leadership role. On this course you will draw on a range of theories to explore and research topics that will influence your professional practice within your immediate context and beyond.

Course overview

On this course you will investigate issues that relate to you as an education professional. There will be a focus on areas that shape the context in which you are conducting your research.

There is a strong emphasis in the first 2 years on developing your academic writing. You will also focus on critically engaging with key concepts in education and developing a research project. In stage 2 you will write your doctoral thesis. At this point there will be extended opportunities to share ideas and issues with fellow students and supervisors.

Career outcomes

Where could a Professional Doctorate in Education take you?

This degree could lead you to working in a number of sectors related to Education. You may want to work directly in higher education, become a senior leader in schools or look at consultancy work.


The Professional Doctorate programmes are designed to support you in conducting and reporting on an original and substantive piece of research. This research will relate in some way to your professional practice. This module aims to assist you in beginning this journey through a series of critical reflections on the links between your biography and practice.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject; 2 years relevant professional experience. You must be currently working in a professional role that is relevant to the course. Admission to the course will be decided by an interview panel. You will not be guaranteed admission solely on the basis of your previous awards or professional experience.