School of Education

Professional Doctorate Professional Doctorate in Education

Professional Doctorate Part-time 5 years

Professional Doctorate
Start date(s)
27 September 2023,25 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (5 years)
Campus location
Walsall Campus
School of Education
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Why choose this course?

Combining traditional PhD-style research elements with support for researchers in professional practice, this course embodies dual philosophies which appeal to both academic student researchers and experienced educational practitioners. It has been designed to develop the individual’s capacity to work and progress in a professional context, supporting the growth of a research culture in the workplace. Opportunities for strategic thinking are maximised, your path through the curriculum being flexible and responsive, guided by the University of Wolverhampton’s diverse, professionally experienced teaching team whose expertise is employed throughout the course. Areas such as secondary school improvement, educational leadership, early years education and policy & practice in further & higher education are covered with first-hand understanding.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £4198 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

• a first or upper second class honours degree, or, a Master’s degree from a relevant subject area (Computer Science, Linguistics) • or relevant professional experience • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English at least to the level of an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no individual element less than 6.0. The only exemption to this is for students who are not required to do so as per UKVI regulations:

Financial support for research study:

Before applying, you should consider carefully how you will finance your studies for the duration of your programme, including tuition fees, research support fees and living costs.

Government loans (Home Fee Status):

Government loans are available for postgraduate research students of up to £27,265, to cover fees and living expenses. More information can be found at Doctoral-loans website.

Studying in the UK:Guidance for EU students

For 2021/22 new entrants, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status and financial support from Student Finance England.


We are able to take payments in instalments, to spread out the cost of your studies, and it is possible to switch between full-time and part-time modes of study. For more information go to How to pay.

Postgraduate Research Loyalty Discount:

To students progressing from an undergraduate programme and/or a taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree and/or Masters level qualification, as long as the new award is at a higher level.

For full terms and conditions please see: Loyalty Discount for Postgraduate Research Students

Research councils:

The UK Research and Innovation funds postgraduate study in all subject areas on a discretionary basis.

University Research Studentships:

The University offers a very limited number of research stipends, formerly known as bursaries, to research students. Stipends are designed to support specific projects as determined by the Research Institute rather than individual student-led projects. Funds are accessible from the relevant Research Institute or Centre - please contact them directly.

Other sources:

Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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