Study a Doctorate

Post graduate students discussing a project Study for an EdD Doctor of Education Studying at doctoral level means undertaking an extended research project at the cutting edge of the discipline.

As a doctoral student, you will be supervised by two members of the Institutes’ staff and supported to pursue your research interests and contribute to the research and evidence on educational policy, practice, and theory.

We boast a wide range of academics who are able to supervise doctoral level research. When you are considering whether you want to study with us at doctoral level, it is helpful if you can identify a member of staff who you would like to work with.

Visit the Institute staff pages to help identify possible supervisors.

Our programmes are open to both national and international students with relevant qualifications and experience. Please get in touch to discuss your research ideas.

The Institute offers a number of different routes to study at doctoral level. The main routes of study are:

  • EdD (Doctor of Practice).
  • New Route PhD
  • PhD

You can also find out more about doctoral programmes of study on the University of Derby's Research website.