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Graduate Admissions

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Candidates for the EdD will be experienced professionals, including teachers, school leaders and those working in related fields (for example, policy, advice and support or management), who are committed to extending their understanding and improving practice in their schools and educational systems through researching and theorising policy and practice. The EdD is designed to facilitate knowledge building through engagement with practitioners and policy makers. An important aspect of the work of the EdD Communities is a focus on strategies for maximising the impact of students’ research and dissemination of the outcomes.

There will be a programme of research methods training over the course of the programme. In order to ensure that the EdD is accessible to practitioners, sessions take place outside school hours.  Students will also attend specially tailored sessions with their chosen EdD community, as well as one-to-one supervisions with an academic whose expert interests link with the area in which they are conducting their research. Throughout their studies, students are encouraged to play an active role in research seminars, and engage in opportunities for acquiring transferable skills.


Applicants for this course whose Master's is from another university should have achieved the equivalent of a UK Master's (merit). Students wishing to continue to the EdD or PhD from either the MPhil in Education or the Master of Education in the Faculty of Education are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for their MPhil or MEd thesis.

Key Information

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Education

Faculty of Education


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
March 15, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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