University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire


The programme builds upon an existing suite of awards for the professional education of practitioners. The 2-stage structure (MEd/EdD) means educational practitioners can progressively develop their research in practice part-time culminating in doctoral research. The doctorate uses existing Master's modules for stage 1. Stage 2 comprises new modules at level 8 taking participants through to their final thesis. Because of the 2-stage structure to the Doctorate, participants can exit with a Master's award at the end of stage 1.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent and be an experienced educational practitioner with a minimum of 2 years experience at commencement of stage 1.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Written assignments, papers, oral presentations and critical debate, dialogue, progression meetings and reflective logs. The final assessment is the doctoral thesis and oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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