Professional Doctorate in Education, EdD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The Professional Doctorate in Education programme offered by the 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

Some routes our graduates might pursue include:

  • lecturer
  • head teacher
  • educational consultant
  • researcher

Career prospects

As you will already be in employment, this qualification is aimed at enhancing career opportunities within professional practice. However, students on other professional doctorate studies have found the qualification useful in developing their links with the higher education sector, e.g. through guest lecturing, part time teaching or joint publications with academic staff.

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Lecturer
  • Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • 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
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The taught element of the programme is completed over two years and focusses on developing the knowledge and skills to enable you to successfully complete a doctoral level research project. On successful completion of the taught phase and submission of a research proposal, you will be assigned a supervisory team to support you in the completion of your doctoral thesis.

Core units you will study include:

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    91

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

Academic 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.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2670 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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