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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    3-7 years (full-time); 5-7 years (part-time)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    06 September 2018

Course content

Education, pedagogy, teaching and learning continue to be at the forefront of cultural debates, since they help us understand our identities and values as a society. Our EdD is designed to support graduate professionals working across the education sector to conduct original doctoral research in this continually changing field.

Why Study Doctor of Education with us?

You will study under the guidance of our team of active researchers who have international reputations in their field and who will support you throughout the course.

You will undertake taught modules that are delivered over six weekends each year (part time) to fit in with the busy schedules of working professionals. Evening seminars, workshops and conferences are held regularly to supplement the course; some weekend sessions are taught in situ, such as the creative education workshops in the galleries at Tate Liverpool. Full-time students have additional weekday workshops, seminars and tutor sessions.

What will I learn?

Our six taught modules focus on the theory and practice of professional work in education, and cover research methodologies, social theory, creative and cultural practices, and education philosophies. The course culminates in the thesis: an extended research project into an aspect of your professional work, which may be partly practice-based.

How will I be taught?

You will study as a member of a supportive peer group, and will be encouraged to develop distinctive themes for research grounded in your own professional practice.

You will be taught in weekend (and weekdays for full-time students) seminars and workshops, as well as through individual tutorials.

Contact hours are 20 per taught module. You will also be expected to undertake 400 hours’ private study per taught module, and 3,000 hours for the thesis.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment of taught modules comprises written and practical assignments based on small-scale research projects. The final assessment is based on your doctoral thesis and viva. Creative practices may form part of your thesis.

Course Fees

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Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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Visit the Doctor of Education EdD page on the University of Chester website for more details!




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