Education (Doctorate Of), Ph. D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13800
    Tuition (Year)
    4121
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #41 ,
The Doctorate of Education (EdD) is designed to be stimulating and enriching for those in professional practice. Its structure and requirements have been planned to take account of the many competing demands on the time and energy of busy professionals, so the programme is delivered without the student needing to attend the university except for short but necessary periods as shown below.

About

The programme's structure and requirements have been planned to take account of the many competing demands on the time and energy of busy professionals, so the programme is delivered without the student needing to attend the university except for short but necessary periods as shown below.

This Doctorate is comparable with the PhD in terms of scale and rigour, but with a professional focus. It is recognised as a professional doctorate by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Independent research
  • In the final phase of the programme you will pursue independent research in an area of your choice informed by the three main themes of the degree: policy, research and practice.
  • A key aspect of your research will involve investigating the relationship between theory and practice, communicating your research findings to both professional and academic audiences.
  • Your research is supervised by experienced researchers from the School of Education and elsewhere in the University. You are required to engage in dialogue with professionals throughout the process of planning your research, gathering your data, and reporting your results and you are expected to pay particular attention to the ethical issues which arise in carrying out research on your professional field.
  • At the end of your research you will submit a substantial thesis which will be examined by acknowledged individual experts in the field of the research, normally one external to the University and one internal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Predefined
  • Educational Form Academic, Professional

Programme Structure

The programme starts in January with a taught component providing research training in a broad range of design and method.

Attending courses

The attendance requirements have been concentrated in week-long blocks of study in the first two and a half years, with one week in each of the following months:

  • January

  • April

  • July

  • September

This allows you to focus your study time, to benefit from interaction with academic staff and fellow postgraduates, to attend tutorials and the colloquia, and to make use of the full range of University facilities.

Independent research

In the final phase of the programme you will pursue independent research in an area of your choice informed by the three main themes of the degree: policy, research and practice.

A key aspect of your research will involve investigating the relationship between theory and practice, communicating your research findings to both professional and academic audiences.

Your research is supervised by experienced researchers from the School of Education and elsewhere in the University. You are required to engage in dialogue with professionals throughout the process of planning your research, gathering your data, and reporting your results and you are expected to pay particular attention to the ethical issues which arise in carrying out research on your professional field.

At the end of your research you will submit a substantial thesis which will be examined by acknowledged individual experts in the field of the research, normally one external to the University and one internal.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To study at postgraduate level you should have a first degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience.

Confirm with the School to find out whether there are specific entry requirements for this programme.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)

Student Visa

Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13800 International
  • GBP 4121 EU/EEA

Funding

Funding opportunities
  • The Tom and Maureen Fairlie Scholarship
  • College of Humanities & Social Science funding opportunities
  • Research scholarships for international students
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Testimonial Registration Module

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.