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- Engage with an advanced programme of research designed for professionals in education, training and allied fields.
- Work with the Sheffield Institute of Education, whose education research was assessed as amongst the highest ranked post-1992 Universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
With 69% of submitted outputs judged world-leading or internationally excellent, we actively seeks students whose interests are related to our own current areas of research. The Doctorate in Education (EdD) suitable for those investigating sectors including early years, childcare, schools , community, further, higher and adult education.
How you learn
In the first two years of this course, you will work on four modules, each of which addresses particular areas of knowledge and skill in preparation for the final thesis. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed.
Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and a second supervisor with expertise and interest in your research area. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, identify training, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.
Course leaders and tutors
Gill is Course Leader and tutor for the Doctorate in Education and the MA Mathematics Education
Our postgraduate research forum gives you the chance to to meet up with other students to network, to learn about and reflect on experiences of doctoral research, to discuss methodology and the practicalities of research. The forum complements sessions run by the Sheffield Hallam University Doctoral School and the College of Social Sciences and Arts Graduate School. The Doctoral School is a hub for researcher training, development and networking. There is an annual Doctoral Research conference run by and for education students and a wider college research conference at which postgraduate researchers are encouraged to present work in progress.
The SIOE is part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership and doctoral researchers benefit from the extended networking opportunities it provides. In addition, the SIOE seminar series provides opportunities to share research and exchange ideas with researchers from the SIOE and beyond.
This course is designed for professionals who want to further develop their knowledge and practice. We support you to deepen your understanding of education policy and practice and conduct advanced-level research in education, making an original contribution to knowledge in your chosen area. Completing your Doctorate in Education can help advance both your career and the field of education itself.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.
You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Before submitting your proposal, please contact the member(s) of staff listed against the relevant research theme.
Applicants are required to give a short 10–15 minute presentation followed by an interview. Interview panel members will include the head of research degrees for the relevant research area or centre, a local postgraduate research tutor and a prospective director of studies.
Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part time study in 2021/22 is £3,420 per year. Our tuition fee for EU students starting in 2021/22 is yet to be confirmed.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International students starting part time study in 2021/22 is £7,230 per year.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)
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