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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-21, 04-FEB-22, 03-OCT-22, 04-FEB-23

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

What is Doctorate of Education EdD?

The Doctor of Education (EdD) attracts a diverse range of educational professionals. Students work across a range of education sectors, including higher education, local authorities, schools and colleges, and early years settings.

You can both challenge and enhance your practice by engaging with relevant theory, policy and empirical research. The EdD differs from a PhD in that it’s primarily focused on professional rather than theoretical issues – and is aimed at those who’ve already been employed in the education sector for a number of years, as lecturers, teachers, consultants, advisers or inspectors.

Study style

There are taught sessions in groups and individual 1 to 1 supervisions, in addition to visiting international professors and fellows, who enhance provision.

The taught phase introduces you to methodological, political, philosophical, sociological and epistemological concepts that will underpin issues that emerge from the professional context. You’ll join a supportive community and study four modules - three with academic content and one focused on research methods. The entire programme has four cross-cutting themes: Leadership, Inclusion, Sustainability and Childhood, Youth, Families and Community.

During the thesis phase you’ll work on a subject area of your choice with the support of two supervisors.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,498per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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