University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Education (Educational Enquiry)

The Doctor of Education programme develops new knowledge and original thinking, as well as advanced understanding, skills and professional values in educational practitioners. Our Doctorate in Education is a high-quality form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training that enhances the professional practice and expertise of all participants. Graduates of the Doctorate in Education are able to take a leading role in developing excellence and leadership in learning, teaching and/or student development in educational establishments. Their CPD training prepares them to engage in research/educational enquiry, and critical reflection and will also undertake critical analysis of literature, theory and practice in both education and teaching and learning. There are 2 possible routes that student's professional development can take on the Doctor of Education programme: the Educational Enquiry Route is designed to be a more traditional academic research programme. This is ideal CPD training for those moving towards a career in education research or to bring research values and practices to the workplace. The Professional Practice Route of our doctorate degree is a work-based programme of professional development that is individually negotiated.

Entry requirements

A Master's qualification in education or a closely related field, plus at least 3 years teaching experience or other work in support of student learning. All doctorate degree applicants are expected to be currently engaged in, or have suitable access to, an appropriate field of practice in an educational setting that can be used for the purposes of Doctor of Education training. It is each participant's responsibility to maintain access to a working environment to allow progression through the Doctorate in Education programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222