The Doctorate in Education (EdD) offers the opportunity for those with an enthusiasm for learning and developing their practice to gain the highest level of professional qualification available in the field.
Apply for an EdD and work on a research-based programme focused on the development of professional practice.
You will work at doctorate level on issues or problems of direct relevance to your professional interests and institutional concerns, bringing significant benefit to the organisation in which you work.
The programme is intended for professionals with an education or training function from public sector or commercial/business organisations, such as:
- Dr Mary SimpsonEdD 2017 graduate: Exploring accounting students’ interaction with their assessment feedback in a UK post-92 university
A series of study days are organised every two months in two-day blocks and single days (including Saturdays), supervisory meetings, e-learning support and University of Hertfordshire Researcher Development Programme sessions.
This programme has a strong cohort experience and attendance at the bimonthly study days is compulsory.
During the study days, which are led by the EdD team, students develop research skills, approaches and themes in a supportive context.
These are designed to facilitate shared and collaborative learning.
The EdD team includes professionals with a wide range of expertise at the forefront of education and social enquiry.
- Dr Tom PineEdD 2017 graduate: Preparation for the novel crisis: A curriculum and pedagogy for emergent crisis leadership
Recent topics researched by EdD students include:
- Dr David TurnerEdD 2017 graduate: Surfing the turbulence: Fluctuations in self-perceptions of expertise in the long term developmental journeys of expert-like male sports coaches.
Find out more about applying for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Hertfordshire.