Doctor of Education (EdD) in Bristol
The Doctorate in Education (EdD) stimulates and transforms students' professional thinking and practice, whilst developing a deep understanding of how cutting edge academic research can tackle real-life professional issues.
Over 200 EdD students work in Bristol or Hong Kong as part of the School of Education.
What can the EdD programme offer me?
- Recognition of prior learning Masters qualification or equivalent;
- support in development for a doctoral research proposal as part of the taught units: general ideas accepted at application stage;
- rigorous research methods training units (60 D level credits) and opportunities to audit taught units held jointly with PhD students;
- further taught units on substantive education topics relevant to the core EdD themes of learning, leadership and policy (80 D level credits)
- high quality and regular supervision from academic experts in their areas to support a 45,000 word dissertation (300 D level credits),
- membership of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership and Bristol Doctoral College;
- opportunities to contribute to leadership and governance as a student representative on School and Faculty committees or through convening the School of Education annual doctoral conference;
- opportunities to contribute to organising research activities, doctoral support groups and to research centres and networks;
- to be an active member of a research centre, networks and/or Faculty-wide research group, through which you can share research ideas with staff and students and will connect to national and international networks;
- opportunities to apply for short term research assistant and teaching assistant roles (after starting the dissertation phase);
- Professional development and short training courses through the Bristol Doctoral College and the CREATE (Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence) staff development scheme;
- access to a dedicated School library on site, Faculty and other University libraries;
- Use of well-equipped, flexible study spaces within the School of Education and wider University; and
- your own personal web page on the University of Bristol website.
We offer high quality supervision by internationally recognised scholars, across a range of research areas including educational psychology, education policy, higher education, teaching and learning in schools, professional development, learning in the city, non-formal education, lifelong learning and assessment. Please refer to our research centres and networks for further information.
Our academic staff include experienced researchers with methodological expertise in advanced quantitative methods, a range of qualitative research methods and mixed methods.
In 2016/17 we moved to a position of a comparable fee profile to the PhD programme. Students studying on a part-time basis, will be charged on a pro-rata basis of the appropriate full-time fee over six years.
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