School of Education

Doctor of Education by Professional Record: EdD (PR)

  • Please see the entry requirements tab below
  • Jan 2022
  • Apr 2022
  • Sep 2022
  • Part-time
  • 3 Years
  • Postgraduate
  • Professional Doctoriate
  • Buckingham
  • Applicants will hold:

    • an Honours degree or equivalent and a Master’s award
    • evidence of previous academic and practical excellence, as well as future potential

    How to Apply

    Applicants are required to complete an application form (available via the ‘Apply’ button above) and to provide a doctoral proposal. On application, you will receive a form to be completed. This requires you to consider:

    • The focus (topic) of your research and/or evidence (e.g. leadership, curriculum development etc.
    • An introduction to existing literature reflecting your focus
    • How at this point you think you will carry out the work
    • The impact you feel this could have on educational practice
    • Your motivations for carrying out this work at this time and an introduction to your own educational context

    Your application will be assessed against a number of different criteria. These include:

    • The suitability of your topic as one that has the ability to be developed at this level
    • Your ability to communicate effectively in English
    • The way in which your area of interest relates to your own professional experience and background
    • Your academic record to date

    Applicants should have a focus linked to their professional remit and provide evidence that significantly contributes to the application of knowledge that is relevant locally, nationally and internationally. Potential applicants are welcome to contact the School of Education and speak to the Programme Director prior to application.

    To apply you will need to supply:

    • copy of degree certificate
    • copy of Masters certificate
    • copy of passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
    • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

    The closing date for applications is 31 August 2021.

    You can also contact The School of Education on +44 (0)1280 820222 or email

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