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Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Doctorate in Education offers you the opportunity to combine advanced academic study with professional experience in a manner decided largely by you, with the support of a Director of Studies and the programme team.

The course provides you with the chance to consider the role of research in educational practice and what that means for you as an educator-researcher before embarking on your thesis. Initial modules focus on the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of practice and research. You are encouraged to develop your reflexivity, positioning yourself as a critically informed practitioner within a field understood as inevitably problematic but open to exploration and possible change through research.

Whilst some educational doctorate provision provides a programme of modules covering aspects of sociology, psychology, education, research methods and health studies, this programme focuses on a core of reflection on the combination of research and educational praxis, remaining flexible in its assessment strategy to enable you to focus on your own area of interest. It will position you as a creative agent able to use academic study and practice to inform each other and synthesize the two to develop responses to challenges and opportunities in practice.

Different course options

Full time | Teesside University | 4 years | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date



This module aims to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to plan a literature search and construct a literature review at doctoral level. Thus, through a secondary-research project, you undertake a review of research evidence that is relevant to your practice and area of interest, and you analyse the place of literature reviews in the educational research process. This enables you to adopt a critical approach towards theory and research evidence and, linking secondary and primary research and practice, to create the conceptual framework for your future thesis.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

For entry to postgraduate certificates (PgCert), postgraduate diplomas (PgDip) or a master's degree you normally need one of the following: a good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a subject related to the field of study; a post-experience or professional qualification; equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £270m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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