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Our online Doctor of Education - Higher Education (EdD) programme is aimed at senior education professionals looking to take their careers to the next level, while continuing to work. Both educational qualifications and work experience are taken into consideration when you apply to the University.

In general, you will be expected to have the following:

  • A masters degree, preferably in a social science, from a recognised institution comparable and/or equivalent to a British masters degree
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant working experience in higher education, including at least some responsibility for coordinating or managing the activity of colleagues
  • Students must have ongoing scope to interact with other higher educational professionals and to conduct investigative exercises in an educational setting in order to complete assessment tasks on the programme.

English proficiency

You will be required to:

  • Demonstrate English language skills relevant to an academic programme and comparable to minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600
  • Successfully complete an Academic Writing Skills assessment.

International students who require the IELTS may find this free course helpful:
Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts.

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One of the best parts of the EdD programme is that I can often take what I have learned in class and directly apply it to work. This has allowed me to integrate my learning into my professional life, and it has felt more like a natural extension of my work as opposed to an extra time burden.

Jason Seth Beckerman - Education - United States
92% of University of Liverpool online alumni rate their overall experience studying with University of Liverpool as excellent or very good*

* Results gathered by the University of Liverpool in 2014 from 533 online alumni who responded to our survey (10% of those contacted).

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