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Education Doctor of (EdD)

The Doctor of Education is a taught doctorate. It provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of educational research.

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Our Doctor of Education (EdD) is currently suspended. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for this course.


The course supports you in doctoral research related to your professional interests. We encourage critical reflection on experiences and expertise. You'll take an evidence-based approach to practice, innovation and change.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professional doctorate. It brings together theory, research and practice. This is through the close alignment of research with professional knowledge.

Professional doctorates are valuable in supporting and developing, evidence-based practice. This is to the benefit of the student and the wider education world.

You'll receive a structured introduction to education and a flexible approach to learning. You can tailor your study to your own interests and emerging needs in the taught stage. You'll develop research skills and approaches needed to succeed at the research stage.

It is appropriate for professionals who wish to undertake part-time doctoral study while working full time. It is also suitable for full-time students who are teachers or leaders and would like to develop research linked to their practices.


We attract a diversity of both international and home students. They come from a range of educational contexts, including:

  • school
  • further education
  • higher education

You'll learn from each other's experiences. This will help to develop your own understanding within the wider education context.

The course draws on the expertise developed in the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT).

It has a base in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS).

Course tutors are active researchers. They all teach and supervise across a range of courses. This provides them with a wide knowledge base. It relates to the challenges of research in educational contexts.

Our links with research centres and institutes provide opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary seminars. Our most important connections are with:

You'll develop connections with some of the diverse faculty research institutes.


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  • virtual open days
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