University of Derby


Aimed at highly capable and motivated education professionals, our part-time doctoral programme will put you at the forefront of your area of practice and transform your career development prospects. Achieve your doctorate on a programme which is ideal for individuals working across a wide variety of education, training, public service, industrial and community settings and focus on a major independent study which will help you develop professionally and personally in your working role

Assessment methods

Assessments provide a variety and range of tasks which go beyond the requirements of the academic essay. During this course students will be required to undertake the following: an analysis of the nature of practitioner research within professional practice (5000 words); a reflective literature review focused on the area of study (5000 words); an extended essay (10,000 words) justifying the chosen educational research methodology for professional research; viva voce examination: a professionally researched thesis (50 - 55,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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