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Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Standard Duration: 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

The EdD provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to acquire a doctoral qualification by combining taught study in particular areas of interest with an extended piece of research. The programme aims to involve small groups of professionals with a common interest, researching the rapid changes taking place in education to generate the knowledge needed to enhance learning within professional communities as well as between teachers and parents.

It is open to all suitably qualified professionals who work in education or child-related services but is specifically designed to be of interest to full or part-time professionals who would prefer a more gradual path to a doctorate than the PhD provides.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

Doctorate in Education (EdD)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

MA/MSc by Research in Education
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with two references and degree transcripts

Master/Doctor of Philosophy (MPhil/PhD)
In most cases a Master’s degree is required, although in some cases a 2:i undergraduate degree may be accepted

English Language Requirements

Band A - IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


Details of funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website.