3-5 years full time; 6-8 years part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320 part time £2,160
International: full time £10,840 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
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 (50,000-word thesis), which should be related to an issue of professional concern or interest.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
A minimum of a good first degree (an upper-second-class Honours degree or higher) in a relevant subject (eg education, social sciences), or an international equivalent. Applicants with a lower-second-class Honours degree will also be considered but this is dependent upon the applicant's other qualifications (e.g PGCE or Cert Ed) and experience in Education.
Applicants can also transfer to the EdD (internally) from the MEd in Education or MA in Education Research (transferring 100 credits). Experience of teaching and/or educational research is desirable but not essential.
To be eligible for doctoral study an applicant must normally possess a 2.1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and a Master’s qualification relevant to the subject area.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 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.
For further information please contact:
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6532
This programme is within the subject area of Education.