PhDs in Education

Education degrees focus on training professionals who can transfer knowledge, best practices, values and norms to a certain group, mainly children and youth. Usually associated with the notion of teaching, education involves preparing future professional teachers/trainers on how to deliver education and how to help pupils develop intellectual, moral or physical capabilities. Education discipline integrates knowledge of child psychology, communication sciences and the degree is usually in conjunction with another Bachelor or Master degree or a double major in the subject the student wants to teach. The study of pedagogy is closely connected with education, as it focuses on the essence and characteristics of the educational phenomenon, the purpose and the tasks of education, the value and the limits, the content, the principles, the methods and the forms of the educational processes.

Students enrolled in an education degree develop creativity, basic organisational skills and oral and written communication skills – required for an effective and engaging teaching style and methods according to pupils’ age and the ability to present difficult concepts comprehensibly.

Graduates of educational studies are qualified to practice teaching as profession in educational institutions for which they have been trained. The most common career paths are: teacher, trainer, tutor, school administrator, school counsellor, education counsellor/specialist within various organisations, youth/child care worker.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Education - Educational Technology & Design Education - Educational Technology & Design, Ph. D.
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Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education. Gain access to distinguished faculty members, ongoing support, and three learning formats, depending on your chosen specialization. Conduct original research in your area of interest, deepen your research skills, and prepare to contribute as an education leader, administrator, faculty member, or policymaker.

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Doctor of Higher Education (EdD) Doctor of Higher Education (EdD), Ph. D.
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  • 54 months

Acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and academic credentials to play a leading role in Higher Education around the globe. Our 100% online Doctor of Education - Higher Education (EdD) adopts an integrated holistic approach to learning and focuses on the latest practice, research, and leadership thinking within Higher Education environments.

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Education Education, PhD
  • Sep 2017
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  • 48 months

The objective of the doctoral program is to prepare the students for work in academia in the field of educational science so that they are able to plan and carry out a research project using suitable research methods and techniques. Masaryk University offers a PhD in Education.

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TESOL TESOL, PhD
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  • 36 months

One of the aims of the TESOL programme offered by University of Nicosia to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Ph. D.
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Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Early Childhood Education Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Early Childhood Education, Ph. D.
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Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P–12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way.

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Education Sciences Education Sciences, PhD
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  • 36 months

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education Sciences from University of Nicosia offers deep understanding of the contemporary trends and the research approaches of the chosen filed.

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University College London (UCL)

Education (EdD), PhD
  • Sep 2017
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The Doctor in Education (EdD), UCL Institute of Education (IOE) aims to foster professional development through research as well as meeting the requirements of rigour and originality expected of a doctorate. It includes assessed taught courses, research-focused workshops and supervised original research. The student cohort provides an important element of the programme.

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University of Porto

Doctoral Program in Education, Doctorate
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  • 36 months

The DPE-UP was created in 2007/08 in the sequence of the Bologna process, and was conceived taking into account not only the existing experience but the recommendations of the European Qualification Framework. The program assumes a close connection with the Centre in Educational Research and Intervention, CIIE, and is now established as an international program in association with UERJ PGPE, a renowned research and post-graduation Centre at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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University of Maine

Literacy Education, PhD
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The doctoral program in literacy education (Ph.D.) at the University of Maine focuses on theoretical research traditions, historical perspectives, and diverse epistemologies and methodologies that frame the study of literacy in varied settings, with emphasis on the distinct needs of rural areas.

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University of Bristol

Education (Learning, Leadership & Policy), Ph. D.
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  • EUR
  • 48 months

The EdD programme in Education (Learning, Leadership & Policy) from University of Bristol, which carries the same status as a PhD, is designed for ambitious, mid-career education and training professionals whose work requires them to have a high level of research capability.

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