Full-time: 3 years Part-time: 7 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The EdD provides a structured route for doctoral study based on your professional work and interests. There are two designated pathways: Leading Educational Practice in Professional Settings and Creative and Cultural Education.

Leading Educational Practice in Professional Settings is the pathway for practitioners in educational fields who have responsibility for supporting the work of colleagues (for example as subject coordinator in a primary school, as head of department in a secondary school, or as training manager in other professions or in business). It offers students the opportunity to explore in depth aspects of practice in their areas of expertise, the management of change in practice, or managing the learning and development of colleagues.

Creative and Cultural Education is the pathway for those engaged in education related to cultural issues (such as Religious Education, personal and social education or community development) or creative aspects (for example, teachers engaged in music, art or drama education or museum educators, or other educators working in non-school settings). It enables students to focus on an aspect of practice or learning in the creative mode – with other practitioners or with students of any age.

Students explore a self-chosen topic and write a thesis, normally focused on an aspect of practice and involving empirical as well as theoretical approaches. Students are supported by a supervisory team who oversee and encourage their development of the doctoral thesis. The thesis is examined by viva voce with an internal and an external examiner.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: Normally a Masters degree in Education or a related discipline and professional experience in the area of study

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent

Start dates: September and February