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Aimed at highly capable and motivated education professionals, our part-time doctoral programme will put you at the forefront of your area of practice and transform your career development prospects.
Achieve your doctorate on a programme which is ideal for individuals working across a wide variety of education, training, public service, industrial and community settings and focus on a major independent study which will help you develop professionally and personally in your working role

Entry requirements

A Master's award in an appropriate academic field and have an equivalent level of accomplishment through professional practice. Applicants should have high levels of competence in English, if necessary demonstrated by IELTS 7.0. All suitable applicants will be interviewed. As the EdD programme is only delivered part-time the University regrets that they cannot take international students as this would contravene UKBA regulations.

Assessment methods

Assessments provide a variety and range of tasks which go beyond the requirements of the academic essay. During this course students will be required to undertake the following: an analysis of the nature of practitioner research within professional practice (5000 words); a reflective literature review focused on the area of study (5000 words); an extended essay (10,000 words) justifying the chosen educational research methodology for professional research; viva voce examination: a professionally researched thesis (50 - 55,000 words).


Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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