University of East London

Course Introduction

This Professional Doctorate at the University of East London is a five-year part-time modular course specifically aimed at senior professionals working in all fields of education. The course gives you the opportunity and the skills to conduct robust, innovative research that will improve the policy, practice and the quality of education. Your doctorate will enhance your professional capability through critical analysis and the use of research evidence.

You will be studying at one of the most diverse and multicultural universities in London, with the chance to meet and work with students and academics with different national and international professional backgrounds, each with their own experience and expertise that they bring to the course. Doctoral courses at the University of East London give you the chance to draw on this dynamic research culture as well as the research expertise of our academic staff, at least two of whom will serve on your supervisory team. We offer you extensive support in a wide range of research and study skills, as well as guidance and specialist support through our Graduate School. Studying for a Professional Doctorate with us is a unique opportunity to join an international research and learning community through local, collaborative research groups and centres. Your study will take a variety of forms, including face-to-face tutorials, seminars and group workshops, written assignments and poster presentations. You will also be well-supported in your independent study and the writing of your thesis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Part Time
EdD £2,650 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
EdD £2,650 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
EdD £11,020 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have completed a full masters degree. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. They should also have a minimum of three years experience of Professional Practice in Education.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have an overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 7