University of Exeter

University of Exeter


The EdD at Exeter is offered by modular study and is specifically directed to professional development through research. The programme is of particular relevance to experienced practitioners in education from the UK, EU or overseas and the academic tutors recognise the particular needs, interests and policy contexts of students who are also professionals in their own right. The EdD is a 'Professional Doctorate' which is equivalent in level to a PhD, but includes a modular phase as well as the thesis. It is particularly suited to professionals who aim to link research closely with their existing professional practice. The PhD is more suited to those planning to become professional researchers. The taught element of the EdD programme introduces different understandings of, and approaches to, educational research, including distinctive methodologies and methods. You can explore, in depth, a particular field of study, together with its implications for your own professional practice. Research in the School of Education is structured around six distinct but interdisciplinary research centres. Broadly, these centres cover: Special educational needs; Higher education; Science, mathematics and technology education; Language and literacy, including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and Educational futures.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Possible pathways; Generic pathway; Special Needs and Inclusive Education (SNIE) pathway; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) pathway and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Dubai pathway

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective postgraduate students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
EdD Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,550 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years
EdD Distance learning September 2017 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Luke's Campus EX1 2LU South West

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