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Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary education with our Online Doctorate in Education (EdD).

This innovative programme of part-time study will equip you with transferable skills in applied research and professional development: skills that will prove invaluable for your future career.

Our Doctorate is like a PhD in education in terms of scale and rigour. The main difference is that you will benefit from having a structured programme of advanced study during the first three years. This tailored programme will be relevant to your profession as an educator, and focused on the interrelationship of research, policy and practice. There's also a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.

If you are looking for an online learning programme that will give you a relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education, our EdD programme is ideal, and specifically designed for professionals at all levels in education and training.


Gain expertise in educational research and enquiry
Carry out research that will contribute to your professional knowledge and practice
Develop transferrable skills that will be invaluable in your subsequent career


Gain the skills and confidence to advance your career to the highest levels in education and education-related fields.

Different course options

Study mode



5 years

Start date



The purpose of this course is to provide a critical understanding of the purpose, conduct and social significance of education as an ethical enterprise.
Open Studies Two: Applying Research Methods - Core
Lifelong Education - Core
Open Studies One: Advancing Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: Masters level qualification in education or a cognate subject area As well as two academic references, you also need to submit samples of recent academic writing, such as assignments and a dissertation, as part of your application.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more