• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Professional Doctorate in Education at University of Portsmouth provides a structured programme of advanced scholarship and research which is of equivalent level to the traditional PhD, but which is orientated towards professional practice. 

The course is aimed at professionals across a range of educational contexts,including teachers, lecturers, learning support professionals. trainers, educational consultants and early years practitioners.

On this course you can:

  • undertake a structured doctoral programme
  • engage in explicit reflection on professional knowledge and practice
  • experience peer learning and networking opportunities afforded by the cohort approach

Benefits of an EdD

Routes our graduates have pursued after successful completion of their Prof Doc include: 

  • lecturer
  • head teacher
  • educational consultant
  • researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4-6 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professionalism and Professional Practice
  • Philosophy and Practice of Educational Research
  • Publication, Dissemination and Impact
  • Project Proposal

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience, and demonstration of the ability to study at postgraduate level (60 level 7 credits, for example a PgCert, or equivalent). 
  • Applicants must be professionally engaged in the field of education in a way that enables them to achieve the programme learning outcomes. Applicants are subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7150 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2900 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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