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Education (EdD) International, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) ,
The EdD is a research degree for experienced professionals from education and related fields who would like to extend their professional understanding and develop skills in research, evaluation and high-level reflection on practice. The student cohort provides an important element of the programme.

About

Research undertaken on the EdD programme can be based in any area in education, subject to the applicant being able to identify a suitable research supervisor within UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Potential candidates are advised to explore UCL IRIS and the IOE department and centre list to identify an appropriate supervisor before submitting an application.

EdD graduates are currently working as teachers, university and college lecturers and researchers, college principals and directors, policy analysts and education consultants.

EMPLOYABILITY

Research undertaken at UCL Institute of Education will help students build connections between education and other related areas, such as economic and social status, employment, health and welfare, child development and families. In searching out answers to major questions and looking for solutions to fundamental social issues, our students will develop careers which have a direct bearing on all members of society.

NETWORKING

You will be able to share information about your research interests via your own research page on the IOE website. The Doctoral School Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) pages provide a noticeboard of current events and opportunities. Our website also provides information about IOE facilities, training courses, conferences and other events, and advice on applying to study at the IOE.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The IOE EdD programme has been running since 1996. This is one of the longest-running EdD programmes within the UK and consistently recruits the largest EdD cohort in the country, granting our EdD students access to a unique selection of fellow education practitioners to work with during the programme.

Based within an education institute with an exceptional reputation for high-quality research we offer access to a very experienced and well-regarded EdD programme team. In addition, each EdD student will work with a research supervisor.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University College London (UCL) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Duration description
      Part time: 4-7 yearsThe taught courses and Institutional Focused Study (IFS) are completed in the first 3½ years of the programme. The total time to complete depends on the time taken to complete the thesis.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Communication and Media
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Education, Practice and Society
  • Learning and Leadership
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Social Science
Degree structureStudents work with tutors and EdD students in developing professional understanding and insight and research skills. The taught element consists of three assessed taught courses:
  • Foundations of Professionalism in Education
  • Methods of Enquiry 1
  • Methods of Enquiry 2
and a Specialist Research Course (non-assessed), drawn from the Centre for Doctoral Education's Advanced Research Training Programme and the UCL Doctoral Training Programme.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    114

    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:

    650

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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 B):

    193

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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

Applicants should have acquired at least four years' full-time experience in a relevant professional area and should normally hold a postgraduate Master’s degree. We require a transcript of the Master's degree.

Applicants should also provide a 2,000-word statement summarising the research they would like to conduct if admitted to the EdD programme, stating how they feel the programme would enhance their professional development.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

Work Experience

At least 4 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3475 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Please see updated fees and funding information on www.ioe.ac.uk

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