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Ph. D. On Campus

Professional Doctorate in Education

University of Portsmouth

48 months
7750 GBP/year
2950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The EdD is a doctoral level qualification designed for professionals working within the education sector. Professional Doctorate in Education at University of Portsmouth provides a structured programme of scholarship and research equivalent to a PhD, but orientated towards professional practice.

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Professional Doctorate in Education at University of Portsmouth  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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7750 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    2950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2950 GBP per year during 48 months.

EU, EEA or Swiss students: A Transition Scholarship will be applied to your fees reducing them to the same amount as UK students.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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