48 months
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This Education programme at The Open University UK is an innovative programme of part-time study designed for professionals working in the field of education and related areas who want to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of contemporary educational issues. 



It is for professionals in education, including head teachers and trainers, but also other professionals working in an educational context in formal and non-formal settings including the public, voluntary and private sectors.

The Education programme at The Open University UK not only draws on existing research expertise across the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS), but it also draws on the wide educational research expertise across the University.

Programme Structure

We welcome research proposals that fall into one of the following areas of study:

  • Childhood and Youth Studies (including Sports)
  • Curriculum, Equity and Assessment
  • Educational Leadership, Management and Development
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Language and Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can register for a Professional Doctorate from anywhere in the world.
  • Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain before the start of the degree in October, a Masters Degree in Education or in Health/Social Care, or a related discipline from a UK/EU university or another recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should also have at least two years of relevant professional experience or, on the DHSC, informal expertise as a carer, expert patient or advocate.
  • In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a masters degree may be able to demonstrate suitability for postgraduate level research in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed work. Publications, written reports or other appropriate evidence of previous research may count as such evidence.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milton Keynes

848 - 1345 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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