Brunel University London

Course Introduction

A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. The EdD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. The EdD programme is designed to equip students with skills in educational research and scholarship that enables each student to produce an original piece of practice-based educational research of doctoral standard. This means that every graduate from the programme, by the time they have graduated, will have produced a thesis, elements of which, at least, will be of publishable standard in good quality peer reviewed journals. Furthermore, the work will have real value for addressing a practical educational problem. This approach means that graduates will emerge from the programme with advanced research skills that complement their existing professional expertise.

The main aims of this programme are to enable students to: develop research skills and knowledge relevant to the study of educational practice; reflect critically on their own professional practice; read, interpret, evaluate, conduct and disseminate research that is relevant to and has the potential to impact on their professional development and workplace practice; undertake doctoral level research and meet the requirements of rigour and originality.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Part Time
EdD Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
EdD European Fees
5 years
Part Time
EdD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have an IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
  • IELTS score: 6.5