48 months
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The Education from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is aimed at professionals from many areas of action - teachers from all sectors, educational administrators, policy officers, professionals involved in education in their specialist field such as nurses, paramedics, social workers, occupational therapists, community workers and others.

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The teaching on the Education from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  is highly interactive. It is seminar and workshop-based, and has a supportive supervision framework. The taught element (Years 1 and 2) is driven by practical research tasks. Assessment throughout is designed to put professional learning to the forefront, and to derive from this the academic standards which will allow us, eventually, to confer the award of a Doctor of Education.

What is an EdD? 

The Doctor of Education is equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD. It comprises four to six years part-time study and allows you to use the title 'Dr'.

Like other EdD programmes, the EdD study at the University of the West of England comprises a mix of taught and research elements. Taught elements happen mainly in seminars and workshops with a number of tutors, and research elements are conducted under the supervision of one tutor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Action Research and Evaluation in Education
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 
  • Researching Educational Policies and Professional Identities
  • Advanced Preparation for Research 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


120 alternative credits
  • Four taught modules of 30 credits each, giving a total of 120 credits.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Participants will normally hold a Masters degree and will have a minimum of four years' experience in a relevant professional area.
  • All applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview to discuss their application to the course. 

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 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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