About The Doctor of Education. The Doctor of Education  is a four year programme designed for those who wish to undertake doctoral studies specifically related to their work in the field of education. In Years 1 and 2, all students participate in modules that focus on the nature and practice of educational research. We offer specialist modules in teacher education, educational leadership, and curriculum studies and these allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of that area. In addition, we offer modules that support students in their academic writing and that help them to connect their studies with their professional and practitioner knowledge. In Years 3 and 4, each student conducts a substantial research project and is supported in this endeavour by a supervision team.

Who should apply? People who benefit from the support and structure associated with learning within a group will find the Ed.D very appealing. We build strong, connected cohorts that learn from us, from each other and from other doctoral students in the Department.

What career pathways are open to graduates of the programme? Ed.D students are already practitioners in the field of Education upon entry to the programme. Their doctoral studies enable them to develop their academic and professional careers, and to contribute further to the development of the profession.

Contact doctoredwithspecialism@mu.ie