72 months
7700 GBP/year
3400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Education (EdD) at Kingston University is a doctoral research degree for educators working in a wide range of educationally-oriented settings who wish to extend their professional understanding and develop advanced skills for research, reflection and evaluation.


If you are an education professional working in, for example, an early year's setting, school, college, university, health and social care setting or a museum and heritage service, this doctoral level programme is an excellent opportunity for you. As a professional doctorate, the EdD is offered part-time to help you maintain some flexibility and balance between your work and study. Through engaging in critical self-reflection and a sequence of structured learning experiences culminating in a substantial piece of professionally-focused research, the programme will enable you to transform your practice and make a contribution to new professional knowledge. 

The Doctor of Education (EdD) at Kingston University is a programme of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE) which has extensive relationships with multi-agency partners and a broad range of participatory and networking opportunities for experienced, early career and student researchers. Our academic staff have extensive experience of working with researching professionals at masters and doctoral level and leading national and international research projects. The EdD programme provides a strong foundation for rigorous, research-led pedagogy and praxis supported by experienced and research-active supervisors. 

After you graduate

As a researching professional in this programme, you will develop professional links and connections between research and education-related settings. Through researching critical questions and looking for answers to fundamental educational and social issues, you will deepen and enhance your employability skills to advance your existing career or develop a new one in an area of growing importance in modern society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education professionals as knowledgeable doers
  • Policy transfer and analysis
  • Research proposal
  • Research project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal entry requirements are a Master's degree in Education (180 M level credits), or a discipline allied to Education. Candidates with a Master's qualification but limited experience of research methods relevant to education might need to complete an appropriate bridging programme, such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods in Education. Those who require an appropriate Master's qualification will be directed to the Master of Research (Education) programme offered by Kingston University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • National

    3400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 GBP per year during 72 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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