Postgraduate EdD

Professional Doctorate in Education

Earn a research degree with equal outcomes to a PhD through a substantive study considering the relationships between theory and practice.

Professional Doctorate in Education

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    60 Months
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

This is a cross-disciplinary research degree with equivalent learning outcomes to a PhD, including its level of award and title. It aims to extend and deepen your knowledge of contemporary educational issues and will help to refine your research skills by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a research project within your chosen professional field.

You will enhance your understanding of research and its application, engaging in critical discussions and reflections that involve in-depth consideration of the relationships between theory and practice. The academic portion of this programme consists of three taught units. The thesis component involves one substantive research study of 60,000 words.

Support will be provided in your first year of taught study through evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions on campus, combined with regular meetings with your supervisor. You will continue to be supported throughout the remainder of your research programme by your supervisory teams and as you engage in the University's research culture and network with like-minded peers.

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress your professional learning and development through an extended period of research-based study with the intention of making original contributions to knowledge.

Why study Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Part time course
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Start on your path in becoming a professional doctorate in education
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society