University of Bolton

University of Bolton


This programme is for motivated individuals wishing to further develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills; an EdD is a doctoral award but differs to the traditional PhD study mode in that, in part, it is a taught degree; professionals who hold a Bolton EdD take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational world, gained through a programme that is research driven. The EdD is designed to cause minimum disruption to your professional commitments and responsibilities. It will provide an opportunity to delve deeply into policy and practice and an opportunity to examine in depth a specific area of interest via a dissertation. You will be encouraged to shape the learning materials towards your own specialism and is therefore relevant across all sectors from early years through to higher education.

Entry requirements

You should have a masters-level qualification in an education related subject and/or a Bachelor�s degree with a first classification. If English is not your first language you will also need IELTS 7.5 (or equivalent).

Assessment methods

Classes held on 3 Saturdays and will include seminars, face-to-face teaching and new technologies; also, open Friday morning PGR student sessions; assessment will be only on written work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
EdD Full-time - 3 years
EdD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01204 903903