I have enjoyed being part of a diverse community of young researchers and I really enjoyed the taught part of the course. I was also very pleased with my journey from a novice researcher to a published, confident academic. 


Alina, EdD TESOL graduate

Doctoral programmes

As a doctoral level student you will become part of a research-intensive Graduate School, studying with some of the leading scholars in their disciplines.

Our international community of researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact.

We also nurture a number of smaller and less formal research networks, which augment and complement our larger centres.

The supervision process has been amazing. I have fantastic supervisors who are very supportive and have helped me along the way. The process of doing a PhD can be very lonely and isolating and having supervisors to check in with and discuss things with is essential.

Abbie, PhD Education

Professional Doctorates

The EdD is a ‘Professional Doctorate’ which is equivalent in level to a PhD, and is particularly suited to professionals who aim to link research closely with their existing professional practice.

PhD in Education

A PhD in Education from the University of Exeter will enable you to gain an in-depth grounding in educational research methods through ESRC recognised training. 

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