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PhDs are advanced academic degrees that students can earn after publishing original research in the form of a dissertation. These programs may require coursework to supplement the research and can take several years to complete.

What is a PhD in Education Research? It prepares students to pursue careers in research-heavy fields by giving them experience in academic research. The focus of the program is often on creating plans to improve education. This could include finding solutions for problems such as how to increase female presence in STEM programs, how to implement wide-spread mandated standards in schools, and what the role of standardized testing should be at different levels of education. Research could involve experiencing classrooms firsthand or doing broader investigation of school systems as a whole.

Through a doctoral program, students are likely to develop writing and research skills that they can carry into careers and other aspects of life. They may also cultivate an appreciation for diversity that they can use to enrich their private and work life. Earning a PhD in education research may also help students build leadership skills.

A PhD usually takes several years to complete, and the price of the program varies depending on the university and the country. Scholarships may be available from some institutions.

Upon completion of the degree, students may choose to pursue a career as a coordinator, consultant, or advisor for academic institutions. Job titles could include academic learning specialist, education data analyst, program evaluation manager, strategy and learning director, or school leadership consultant. There may also be advisory positions available with policy makers who create academic standards for students in a large area. Many doctoral students choose to continue their research by taking positions as professors at a university.

Find a doctoral program that’s offered online or in person that’s right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in Education Research

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes

The Doctorate in Educational Research offers three lines of knowledge generation and application (LAGC). Within the framework of these lines of research, PhD students dev ... [+]

The Doctorate in Educational Research offers three lines of knowledge generation and application (LAGC):

Line of Educational Evaluation in basic education. Lines of Institutions and Actors of Higher and Higher Secondary Education. Line of Basic Intellectual and Academic Competences in Higher and Higher Education.

Within the framework of these lines of research, PhD students develop original research projects, which represent contributions to the advancement of knowledge and / or understanding of relevant educational problems. The above, based on an advanced and critical understanding of the genesis, structure and problems involved in the development of the national educational system, as well as the educational policies of Mexico in itself and in the international context.... [-]

Mexico Aguascalientes
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universidade de Évora

This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences ... [+]

PRESENTATION

This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences. With it is intended, in particular, that the students who attend become able to develop skills, competencies and methods in the field of education sciences; conceive, design and carry out research in education, respecting scientific quality standards; develop a susceptible advanced research project to constitute an original contribution to knowledge in a particular field of education and able to be disclosed in publications with scientific credibility; develop communication skills both written and oral with the academic community and society in general; put the skills acquired in the service of knowledge society in which we live, contributing to a critical reflection on the implications of technological progress and cultural development.... [-]

Portugal Evora
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Mind Development Academy

The Doctor of Educational Administration is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions, and pursue careers in pol ... [+]

About

The Doctor of Educational Administration is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions, and pursue careers in policy, university or college teaching, and research. The students are able to specialize in the areas of administration and policy analysis in higher education, student development and student affairs, international and comparative higher education, historical and philosophical foundations of higher education, finance and economics of higher education, and organizational culture and change. The Educational Administration program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced educational administration graduates and professionals in the educational administration arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process educational administration skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Online
Avondale College of Higher Education

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Course Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to knowledge in the area of research.

The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Doctor of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement.... [-]

Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Online
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

In the school, we have a broad commitment to improving and investigating social justice and equality in education. ... [+]

Overview

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination and final thesis. While an MPhil has less scope and complexity, it requires similar training and research, and is assessed by the submission of a thesis.

In the school, we have a broad commitment to improving and investigating social justice and equality in education. We provide a dynamic research environment, with a community of more than 300 students from 40 different countries. Some study and live here in the UK, while others are based countries around the world and make periodic visits to the UK to see their supervisor(s).

You will study alongside academic experts and will be assigned two supervisors appropriate to your field. Full-time students meet with their supervisors at least 10 times each year, while part-time students meet with them at least six times in the same period.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on are ... [+]

Hone your educational knowledge

USQ’s Doctor of Education will see your design, conduct and report research that creates and extends knowledge and understanding of global, real-world education questions and topics. The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise. The degree is offered online or on-campus and provides ample opportunity for one-on-one interactions with doctoral supervisors and fellow students in vibrant online communities or face to face interactions.

Reach your potential

You will hone your educational knowledge and develop your ability to think critically and strategically. You will use your educational research to guide effective practice, becoming a leader in your special field of interest. This degree can also lead to a career in academia.... [-]

Australia Toowoomba Australia Online
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Part-time
6 years
Online
University of Nicosia

Goals of the PhD in Education Sciences are the deep understanding of the contemporary trends and the research approaches of the chosen field; the design of large-scale re ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Education Sciences Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

The University of Nicosia offers a Doctorate Degree in Education Sciences on the following concentrations:

Educational Leadership and Administration, Theory, Practice, and Evaluation of Teaching Special Education, Teaching of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Teaching Language and Literature, Educational Technology, Arts and Education

Goals:

Deep understanding of the contemporary trends and the research approaches of the chosen field. Design of large-scale research, the result of which will be an important contribution to the development of Educational Science. Promotion of change and development in the workplace. Assume leadership roles in their specialty field and workplace. Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 8 years
Campus
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

The doctoral program in education allows subjects to be studied and do the doctoral research work within one of the lines of research offered following a program of studi ... [+]

FUNIBER joins experience and resources to the International Ibero-American University and the Technological University of Panama to offer solid scientific and professional training to society to reach the highest academic degree: Doctor, in a line of research.

Doctorate in Projects

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PhD in education

Teaching applied didactics and psychopedagogyLanguage teaching and applied linguisticsDidactics of music educationDidactics of physical education Education and healthEnvironmental educationEducation and cultureEconomics of educationLearning factors in educationGuidance and tutoring in the education systemEducational technology, educational innovation with ICTOrganization and management of educational centersDesign and curricular advice in educational centersAttention to diversity, special education and inclusive educationTeacher trainingEvaluation of centers and teachers for the quality of the teaching-learning process.Methodology of educational research.Communication.... [-]
Spain Barcelona
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Online
Charles University Faculty of Education

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical researc ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical research. The studies develop special knowledge of doctoral students and provide them with a deeper understanding of the chosen specialization. Via lectures and seminars, doctoral students get acquainted with the latest knowledge of historical science as well as current trends in methodology. The focus of doctoral studies lies in presenting written dissertation thesis of original scholarly work based on the original source base. Ph.D. thesis should extend previous research findings, and doctoral students also demonstrated the ability to handle the topic with adequate methods and at the international level.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
University of Johannesburg

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, and acceptance of a thesis. The defini ... [+]

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education.

Doctor of Education: DEd (Educational Psychology) Admission requirements Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd (Educational Psychology). Academic performance: students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department of Educational Psychology. ... [-]
South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
Taylor’s University

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires ... [+]

PhDs in Education Research. Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. All PhD students are required to attend the Research Methodology & Advance Research Methodology modules in their first year of candidature. Taylor’s School of Education is committed to developing educators who are passionate about the teaching profession. We empower students with knowledge, skills and competencies of the best classroom practices which incorporate cutting-edge technology. We empha... [-]
Malaysia Subang Jaya
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Florida Christian University

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce st ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Education – 60 credits

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce students to the most popular theories and philosophies guiding today’s education system while examining ways to solve current problems using established best-practice strategies and resources.

Curriculum CH7037 Assessment for Excellence CH8042 Emotional Intelligence ED7101 Philosophy of Education ED7307 Global Education, Connections, Concepts, and Careers ED7511 Teaching and Learning Processes ED7513 Educational and Pedagogical Management ED7518 Distance Learning Strategies ED7603 Christian Ethics and Ontological Foundations of Education ED7803 Administration of Varied Christian Education ED8004 Curriculum for Christian Education IN7601 Scientific Investigation: Theory IN7602 Scientific Investigation: Project IN8603 Thesis: Research IN8604 Thesis: Writing IN8605 Thesis: Defense Electives (3) – 9 credits Objectives ... [-]
USA Orlando
Open Enrollment
Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Mary Immaculate College

The Structured PhD programme is a four-year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific... ... [+]

New Structured PhD (Education)

The Structured PhD programme is a four-year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline-specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete your PhD within a four year period. Guided by Professional Development Planning, you can organize your coursework and research activities over the course of your studies.

How will I benefit from the programme?

You will join a programme designed in line with best international practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from diverse backgrounds in education and related inter-disciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. A team of renowned academics will deliver innovative master classes and international schools. You will enjoy excellent facilities and have an opportunity to avail of very attractive funding schemes. The Structured PhD programme from Mary Immaculate College has a collaborative link with the Structured PhD programme in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, the University of Limerick which will provide you with opportunities for mobility between programmes on both campuses.... [-]

Ireland Limerick
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus