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Education, Doctorate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #376 (QS) Oxford, United Kingdom
The Education programme at the Oxford Brookes University is a professionally-focused, cohort-based doctorate. Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields. 
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Overview

You should have at least four years’ experience in a relevant professional area. And hold a good postgraduate master’s degree from a recognised university.

The Education programme at the Oxford Brookes University allows you to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. And combines a taught course with independent research. Our academics are highly regarded and at the forefront of their subjects. Cutting-edge, research-led teaching will advance your knowledge and develop your professional skills.

You will develop advanced research skills to become an independent, reflective and competent researcher. And benefit from our rich, diverse, intellectual and social environment. 

Career prospects

EdD students are typically experienced professionals in education, healthcare and related fields. During the programme and after graduation many will go on to promoted posts in these areas.

As a doctoral qualification, the EdD also provides opportunities for those seeking employment and promotion in the higher education sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      4-7 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research: Paradigms
  • Writing for Academic Practice 
  • Learning, Culture and Society
  • Investigating Complexity
  • Preparing your Research Proposal
  • Thesis

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • You should normally have at least four years’ experience in a relevant professional area, and should hold a postgraduate master's degree from a recognised university. 
  • We will be looking for a good grade (usually merit or distinction) in your master's, and you will need to provide an extract from your dissertation or from an equally substantial piece of academic writing.
  • We also ask you to provide a statement in support of your application, not exceeding 1,000 words.

Work Experience

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

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 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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