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Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)


Open University Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Part time October Prof Doctorate 4 years part-time

About the course

If you’re seeking a new challenge in your professional and personal development, our Doctorate in Education could be for you. Designed to support experienced professionals, our Doctorate in Education (EdD) enables committed professionals to study flexibly to achieve a doctorate.

This innovative, part-time programme is designed to support original research that will have an impact on education practice or policy. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your own practice-based research in a structured and supportive environment.

Programme structure

You’ll undertake four years of part-time study, in two stages:

Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

This comprises the ‘taught’ component of the programme, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to support your engagement with the research and the

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Entry Requirements

The Doctorate in Education (EdD) is open to senior, established professionals working in education settings, including head teachers and trainers but also other professionals working in formal, informal and non-formal educational settings, whether in the public, voluntary or private sectors.

• Applicants should hold a Masters Degree in Education or a related discipline.
• Applicants should also have at least two years’ of relevant professional experience or informal expertise.


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