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Professional Doctorate in Education EdD

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The EdD is a doctoral level qualification designed for professionals working within the education sector. It provides a structured programme of advanced scholarship and research which is of equivalent level to the traditional PhD, but which is orientated towards professional practice. The course is aimed at professionals across a range of educational contexts – including teachers, lecturers, learning support professionals. trainers, educational consultants and early years practitioners.

What you'll experience

On this course you can:

Undertake a structured doctoral programme
Engage in explicit reflection on professional knowledge and practice
Experience peer learning and networking opportunities afforded by the cohort approach

Benefits of an EdD

Routes our graduates have pursued after successful completion of their Prof Doc include:

  • lecturer
  • head teacher
  • educational consultant
  • researcher

Teaching and assessment

The taught element of the course is delivered through workshops and online discussions. The programme of themed workshops will include seminars led by the course team and opportunities for interactive group work. Workshops will take place on Friday afternoons and Saturdays in October and January during the taught component (years 1 and 2) of the programme. You will also have access to a Moodle site which contains relevant links and resources and which will enable discussions to continue between formal workshops.

As well as this, you will also be required to undertake independent study to supplement the formal teaching sessions, with appropriate guidance from a tutor or thesis supervisor.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,750per 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 Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 54%

    63rd

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    63rd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

    5

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