Education Doctor of (EdD)

3-4 years full time; 6-7 years part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £11,380 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This is a taught doctorate that aims to provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of educational research. It is primarily designed for experienced professionals who wish to undertake part-time doctoral study whilst working full time within the field of education (eg schools, further education or higher education). However, the EdD is also available to full-time students who would like to build on their professional practice knowledge. The programme uses practitioner enquiry methodologies to facilitate a process of critical reflection on practice experiences and encourage a strategic approach to pedagogic innovation and change.


The programme provides flexibility in the choice and timing of modules and in the design and format of the research study and thesis. It comprises a taught element and a research element.

You then complete an empirical research study (60,000-word thesis), which should be related to an issue of professional concern or interest.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as education or social sciences. A merit master's degree is preferred, but not essential. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower-second-class Honours degree if they have other qualifications, such as a PGCE or Cert Ed, and educational work/research experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 69, or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6532

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Education.

Student profiles:

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