London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Doctor of Education


"My decision to study EdD is the best thing that ever happened to me in my professional career. "

"I find the EdD incredibly useful for reflecting on my professional practice and organizing my thoughts into a theoretical framework. It's also great to meet like-minded colleagues from across the university and beyond!" 

"Excellent content and delivery!"                                   

"I feel the EdD has contributed to my professional development. It has helped sharpen my analysis skills, to develop a better understanding of the current landscape and to draw analogies with other fields of practice."

"Being a student on the EdD was a really effective way of gaining a fresh insight into the learner's perspective and so a valuable boost to my own teaching."                          


Doctor of Education (EdD)

This innovative, part-time programme is aimed at educational professionals who want to undertake a substantial investigation into an area of current professional practice in education.

Entry requirements

You will normally hold a relevant Master's degree obtained from a UK university or overseas equivalent. You will also have acquired at least three years full-time experience of employment in a relevant professional area.

Through the application process, candidates also need to demonstrate the potential to successfully complete a research degree.

Studying for the EdD

The course is designed to meet the needs of busy educational professionals, and includes both a taught element and an individual thesis. It is comparable to the PhD in terms of scale and rigour.

The first two years of the programme comprise six-taught modules:

Year 1:

• Module 1 Education Policy and Social Justice: An Overview (30 credits)

• Module 2 Introduction to Theories and Methodologies of Educational Research (30 credits)

• Module 3 Evaluating Research and Reflecting on its Uses in Professional Contexts (30 credits)

Year 2:

• Module 4 Policy, Practice and Social Justice in Educational Institutions (30 credits)

• Module 5 Research Proposal and Presentation (30 credits)

• Module 6 Conducting Educational Research: A Pilot Study (30 credits)

These are taught through one intensive 2 day session (Friday and Saturday) and 3 evening seminar groups each term, in addition to one to one tutorial support. There will be an opportunity to work with groups of colleagues with similar interests/backgrounds.

From Year 3, students will be working on their thesis of 40 - 50,000 words individually supervised by joint supervisors (360 credits).

The minimum time to complete the programme is four years.

The Core Course Team

Professor Alistair Ross

Dr Gill O'Toole

Dr Maria Tsouroufli

Dr Nathan Fretwell

Dr Deb Albon


All EdD application and general enquiries should be directed to:

All course related queries should be directed to:

Chiara Francesconi
Telephone: 0207 133 2963


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