Based in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, the five-year part-time EdD programme is designed to enable you to understand and apply cutting-edge academic research methodologies to professional practice and current concerns in areas related to education, training, and professional development. The EdD programme is open to home and international students.

You will be joining a group of like-minded colleagues eager to challenge their professional thinking and to benefit from taught units combining asynchronous and synchronous activities offered virtually or in hybrid format in weekend study blocks. 

The programme is structured to support the progress of your research and development of your thesis through a sequence of assignments designed to encourage critical approaches to literature reviews, research design, and data collection, management and analysis. Support from a supervisory team is a constant feature throughout the programme.

This programme recruits every two years for a start in October. The next round of recruitment will open in September 2023 for enrolment in October 2024. There will be an Open Day online event to learn more about the programme on Monday 12th February 2024 at 5.00-6:30 pm. Specific recruitment and enrolment deadlines and further details about the event will be published here in due course.


How to apply

We invite applications focused on research themes related to the expertise within the School. Please visit our research domains and research expertise pages to learn more about our research. You are welcome to contact supervisors who share your research interests. In your application, please match your research interests with areas of our expertise. Exceptional applications on educational topics outside these areas are also welcome.

Applications can be made online.

Please ensure that your application is accompanied by:

  • Official transcripts and certificates (in English) of your higher education qualifications.
  • A Personal Statement
  • A CV detailing your work experience to date.
  • Two academic references.
  • An official copy of your English language results (if relevant)
  • A Research Proposal of around 2,000 words