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University of Wolverhampton

Education (Educational Enquiry)

The Doctor of Education programme aims to develop new knowledge and original thinking, as well as advanced understanding, skills and professional values in educational practitioners. Our Doctorate in Education is a high-quality form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training that enhances the professional practice and expertise of all participants. Graduates of the Doctorate in Education are able to take a leading role in developing excellence and leadership in learning, teaching and/or student development in educational establishments. There are 2 possible routes that student's professional development can take on the Doctor of Education programme: the Educational Enquiry Route is designed to be a more traditional academic research programme. This is ideal CPD training for those moving towards a career in education research or to bring research values and practices to the workplace. The Professional Practice Route of our doctorate degree is a work-based programme of professional development that is individually negotiated.

Entry requirements

Professional Doctorate: A Master's qualification in education or a closely related field, plus at least 3 years teaching experience or other work in support of student learning. All doctorate degree applicants are expected to be currently engaged in, or have suitable access to, an appropriate field of practice in an educational setting that can be used for the purposes of Doctor of Education training. It is each participant's responsibility to maintain access to a working environment to allow progression through the Doctorate in Education programme.

Course modules

Reflective Development (Portfolio) - 60 credit module over two years; Advanced educational research - 60 credit module over 1 year; Implementing education enquiry - 60 credit module over 1 year; Thesis Module - 180 credit module over 2 years.

Assessment methods

Research project.


These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
EdD Part-time £ 3,010 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
Professional Doctorate Part-time October 2019 4 Years

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