What is a Professional Doctorate?
Learn about the characteristics of Professional Doctorates and find out whether they are relevant to you.
Researching Professional Development Framework
Welcome to the Researching Professional Development Framework interactive tool, designed to support your development on the Professional Doctorate programmes.
Professional Doctorates projects
Wondering what our Professional Doctorate students from the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies do? Check out these case studies of their projects.
The impact of a Professional Doctorate
Hear from OU graduates about the personal and professional impact of the Professional Doctorate.
Are you ready to study for a Professional Doctorate?
To find out whether you are eligible to apply for a Professional Doctorate at The Open University, please complete the following questions.
Professionals negotiating different ways of knowing
How academic study can work alongside professional learning to resolve workplace challenges.
EXPLORE MORE: To discover the locations of EdD programmes in the United Kingdom, click on this interactive map or head over to our WELS postgraduate and researcher's blog page.
Explore Postgraduate Qualifications at The OU:
Professional Doctorates (EdD/DHSC)
Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Learn more about studying at Postgraduate level:
Succeeding in postgraduate study
This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further.
Are you ready for postgraduate study?
This free course, Are you ready for postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and ensure you are ready to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further.
Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds
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