University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education provides a structured route for doctoral study based on professional work and interests. There are two designated pathways: Leading Educational Practice in Professional Settings and Creative and Cultural Education.

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree in Education or a related discipline and professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Quantitative Methods in Social Research
Qualitative Methods in Social Research
Theory, Practice and Ethics in Educational Research
Reflecting On and Evaluating Practice
Leading Educational Practice in Professional Settings
Creative and Cultural Education

Students explore a self-chosen topic and write a thesis, normally focused on an aspect of practice and involving empirical as well as theoretical approaches. Students are supported by a supervisory team who oversee and encourage their development of the doctoral thesis. The thesis is examined by viva voce with an internal and an external examiner.

Assessment methods

All work in the pre-thesis modules is assessed. Level 7 work is given a grade, while Level 8 work is pass/fail. All assignments are given detailed feedback. In some modules, there is an element of triadic assessment, involving students in assessing and feeding back to each other as well as self-assessment and tutor-assessment.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
EdD Part-time January 2017 - 7 years
EdD Full-time July 2017 - 3 years
EdD Part-time July 2017 - 7 years
EdD Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 - 7 years

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