The University of Huddersfield

Doctor of Education

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Rank: 53 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/09/23

Duration: 36 months

Intl fees: £14000

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The Doctor of Education is a research degree for experienced educational professionals and is equivalent to the PhD. It differs from the PhD in providing formally assessed research training during the first year. The course recruits from a wide variety of educational contexts and offers a comprehensive programme of study and training in quantitative and qualitative research techniques. One of the strengths of the course is the sense of group cohesion, which is developed in year one. Research in education Our research students are supported by research active academic staff. Ongoing research underpins the School’s reputation for developing professionals. A vibrant and dynamic research culture include a seminar series, lectures by external speakers, funded research projects, book publications and journal articles. Our Research Centre and active research groups reflect emergent research areas led by our senior academics. The School has a designated Research Centre; The Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HUDCRES) and various research groups here. The School of Education and Development has a research environment and was judged by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise to ‘be conducive to producing internationally recognised and internationally excellent research’. The School of Education and Professional Development offers a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate research students from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. The School has provided opportunities for study at PhD, EdD and Masters level for over twenty years, and many of the graduates from our postgraduate research programmes now occupy senior positions in the education systems of the UK and countries overseas.


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on the EdD are a Master's degree or an equivalent professional qualification, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed. A research proposal ( of between 750-1000 words (plus bibliography) outlining your area of research interest will be needed as part of your online research degree application. Your concepts will be reviewed to identify supervision providing the expertise and knowledge necessary to guide you through your research. It is understood that the taught modules will influence your research aims and objectives prior to your progression into the research phase. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages -

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IELTS: 6.0 (with no element lower than 5.5)

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International students

There are plenty of resources available to assist international students in their transition to life in Huddersfield. This ranges from pre-arrival advice including information specific to each country to arrival advice such as finding accommodation. Support also includes information about visas and immigration as well as financial advice and cultural tips to adapting to life in the UK. There are also plenty of societies that may be of interest including a number of special international ones that allows people from certain areas of the world to get together and meet new friends. There are also special international events including the Spring Festival, Diwali and Bonfire Night celebrations. The students union is available for student representation and support and is based in the new Student Central building. There are a host of sports clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities, student media and event organisation to get involved with. The union also runs an Advice Centre to help students with various matters ranging from health and wellbeing to study assistance and financial advice. Sports clubs range from traditional British sports such as badminton, football and rugby to newer ones such as American Football, basketball and even cheerleading. There are individual sports within teams such as various athletics disciplines as well as fitness activities and activities such as fencing, cycling and even go karting. The clubs and societies cover all types of interests, cultural groups and volunteering projects such as animal and human rights society to the circus society and the engineering society. There is also the facility for students to start their own club or society if they find a niche that their interest can fill. There are also volunteering projects such as working in the community and victim support.

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