Doctor of Education (EdD) in Bristol

Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme 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.

Find out about the experiences of past students in our 100 stories project and find out about our research centres and networks.

What can the EdD programme offer me?

  • Recognition of prior learning Masters qualification or equivalent,
  • No requirement for a doctoral research proposal at application stage – this will be developed as part of the taught units,
  • Two cutting edge research methods training units (60 D level credits), with the first UER unit held jointly with PhD students,
  • Four world class up-to-date taught units on substantive education topics in 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 Centre and Bristol Doctoral College,
  • Opportunities for teaching assistant positions (after starting the dissertation phase),
  • Opportunities to contribute to organising research activities, doctoral support groups and to research centres and networks,
  • Opportunities to contribute to SoE governance via EdD student representation on SoE committees,

Research Supervision

We offer high quality supervision in a wide range of substantive and methodological areas across all education sectors.

From 2016/17 we will move 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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Former students have told us how their experience of the School of Education has made an impact on their lives and how they have used their studies to make an impact on education in their schools, universities, workplaces and societies.

What our students say (100 stories)

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Student Services Office
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4417

School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1JA

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