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Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

A Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development enhances expertise in instructional design, talent development, and organizational learning strategies.

The Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development program from East Bridge University is a professional development program precisely intended for practiced professionals in the field of learning and development. This online doctorate program offers an exceptional prospect for individuals by enabling them to cultivate a profound understanding of adult education, workplace learning, instructional design, talent and organizational development.

A Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development program equips students with cognitive expertise that enables them to make significant contributions to the field of education while implement innovation in learning and development practices by effortlessly incorporating academic assignments with applied research. Through this approach, students acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field. The amalgamation of theoretical framework with hands-on application, enables them to enhance their understanding of effective learning practices and radical approaches. With such cognitive dexterity graduates can seamlessly create effective solutions to the challenges faced in the ever-evolving landscape of learning and development.

Benefits of pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

  • Advanced proficiency in learning and development
  • Development of Leadership and change management skills
  • Potential to make significant contribution to the field through applied research
  • Increase in professional network and connections
  • Elevated opportunities for career advancement
  • Hands-on application of theory into real-world circumstances
  • Amplified credential validation and recognition
  • Personal growth and introspection as a practitioner and leader
  • Significant contributions to the learning and development field
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development

Professional Doctorate involves four stages


EBU Professional Doctorate Certificate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PDC, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

To be eligible for the professional doctorate in Learning & Development applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants require a recognized Bachelor's or Master's degree in the relevant field of study
  • Demonstrate a preferred minimum of 10 years of relevant life experience.
  • Provide evidence of a standardized test score, such as IELTS Level 6.0 or an equivalent proficiency.

Who are Professional Doctorates suited for?

The Professional Doctorate program is specifically designed for professionals working in both public and private sectors, offering exceptional career advancement opportunities in specialized fields. Geared towards experienced individuals with aspirations for senior leadership roles, these programs empower them to apply their knowledge practically in various work environments. Acquiring a Professional Doctorate degree proves highly advantageous for individuals seeking to leverage their expertise in real-world settings, including companies, educational institutions, and service-oriented sectors.

Is a Professional Doctorate internationally recognised?

The Professional Doctorate degree holds international recognition in most countries, attracting numerous Asian, EU, and international students to pursue it at EBU. While most global employers acknowledge the value of this degree, it's crucial to verify its acceptance in your home or destination country if you plan to work abroad. The PDC is directly conferred by European International University, Paris.

Disclaimer:EBU Professional Doctorate Certificate programmes are coursework based and are DIFFERENT from that offered by EIU-Paris PDC, which is an Honorary Type Awards programme.

Duration of an Online Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

Earn your Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development through East Bridge University's online program, completing it in just 36 months. Discuss the possibility of expediting your progress with our dedicated Program Officers.

Admission Process for a Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development

  • Fill application form available on East Bridge University website
  • Wait for detailed instructional email from our Enrollment Department
  • Fill up the Admission evaluation form and submit with your updated resume
  • On acceptance of your Enrollment you will get a provisional offer letter with Course fee, payment plan and admissible scholarship if any.
  • Make the payment for the course fee. Submission and payment of admission fee marks the end of enrolment process.

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The curriculum of the Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development program from East Bridge University is specially curated to provide students with a holistic understanding in the field of education. The curriculum involves a range of courses that cover fundamental theories, practical applications, and research methodologies pertaining to learning and development.

Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development program probes into specialized areas such as e-learning, performance enhancement, assessment and evaluation, organizational knowledge, or multicultural training. Students are exposed to various research methodologies to develop their research skills and gain the necessary knowledge to conduct empirical studies in the field. The program culminates with the completion of a doctoral dissertation, where students conduct original research and contribute to the advancement of learning and development knowledge.

Credits for Professional Doctorate Program

  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research (Coursework) - 30 ECTS
  • Introduction to Research (Coursework) - 30 ECTS
  • Dissertation (10,000 words research) - 90 ECTS
  • Viva Voce (Thesis) - 30 ECTS
  • Total - 180 ECTS


What are the career opportunities after completing a Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development?

After completing a Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development, graduates have a wide range of career opportunities available to them.

Some of the potential career paths include:

  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Researcher/Research Analyst
  • Learning Technology Specialist
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • Talent Development Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Independent Consultant/Entrepreneur
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Education and Training Director

Fees Structure

Thank you for considering our education programs. We understand that financial planning plays a crucial role in your decision-making process. Garner the benefit of flexibility when pursing an online professional doctorate degree from East Bridge University (EBU) which provides access to the course from any corner of the world. EBU offers affordability and easy instalment payment option with no interest charges. Payments can be made via, Credit Card, Online Bank Transfer, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers. All Fees Include Tax, LMS Access, Program of study, Evaluation and assessment, Study guide, Diploma, and transcript from European International University.

Country Flag Country Currency Amount
United States of America USD 2750
United Kingdom GBP 2200
Thailand THB 94000
India INR 227000
UAE AED 11000

Fees include all: Tax, Program of study, LMS access, Study guide, Evaluation and Assessment, Diploma, Courier charges apply for Degree dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from Paris. PDC is conferred by the European International University, (EIU-Paris). There is a bench fee applicable for each extension you request to complete the PDC program after 36 months

Refund Policy

Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.

  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out and before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from EBU
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months


The Professional Doctorate in Learning & Development is delivered and assessed by East Bridge University and the quality is assured by European International University, Paris. The most Grand & Global level Degree and the transcript are affiliated to by European International University, Paris, allowing students to receive relevant degrees upon successful completion.

European International University is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

Certificates and Transcripts

Documents regarding graduation are always generated in English, and will be made up-to-date as per the latest guidelines or formats adopted by European International University. These documents may be issued and legalized from Paris, France.

The following graduation documents are issued from East Bridge University:

Degree: It shows the graduate’s name in full, degree program, date, issuing country and signature of the Dean of the Faculty, the President and Registrar. It does not particularly mention any information regarding distance learning. This is issued by European International University.

Transcript: Displays all the credits accounted towards the degree, including the credits transferred from previous education, and the corresponding grades. It comprises the Diploma Supplement information, as deemed necessary by European Higher Education guidelines. This is issued by European International University

Graduation Completion Letter: A letter from East Bridge University from the Head of the Board of Academics information about your successful completion of the program.

Reference Letter: A reference letter is equivalent to a recommendation letter. A document is a stamp of integrity, capability and character of the candidate. This is issued from the Head of Faculty of the School, East Bridge University upon request.

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East Bridge University, praised by influential business leaders

East Bridge University has been a wonder and a magic in my life; helping me summarize my lifelong learning, experience and my teaching for living a life made more meaningful with learning and practice of simple skills for every age in every generation. My journey with East Bridge University has been truly inspiring and exciting for me as well all my associates, including my learners. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire team of East Bridge University.

Dr. Mitali Roy
Soft Skilled Trainer, USA Professional Doctorate in Learning and Development

The journey with East Bridge University has been phenomenal! The structure of the course is so scientifically designed that the journey in the research study became all the more smooth. The support team was always prompt and spontaneous in responding to any queries or doubts.

Dr Aditi Ghosh
Senior Teacher Trainer, Kolkata, India Professional Doctorate Programn

I would like to express my appreciation for the knowledge and skills I have gained throughout my journey in the program. The curriculum was comprehensive and well-structured, covering the subject to conduct research as it was one of the main requirements to complete the Professional Doctorate. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the Professional Doctorate program at East Bridge University.

Prashun Kumar Choudhury
Managing Director of Ozonead Group of Companies, Malaysia Professional Doctorate in Business Administration

It has been a fantabulous journey with East Bridge University. The great team provided me with excellent mentoring and guidance. I firmly believe that this study helped me advance professionally as well. I'm grateful to my mentor for helping me all the way through to this success. The webinars and course material were very educational and beneficial for my research environment. Once again, a big thank you to the EBU team. I'm confident I'll continue my learning adventure with them in the future.

Mr. Kaaushik Vardhan
Senior Infrastructure Cloud & On-Premise Project Manager, Malaysia Professional Doctorate in Business Management

So far I have no complaints, I am very happy with the content and the fact that I can work at my own pace. Thank you East Bridge University.

Chantel Van Der Merwe
Manager - Human Resource, Malaysia Masters in Education

It has been an amazing journey with East Bridge University. EBU provides a wonderful platform to working professionals to accomplish their dreams. I believe as a Principal of a leading school ,the Doctoral Program will immensely help me in my career growth. The course structure was well organized. The support team was super spontaneous. Above all I will express my heartfelt gratitude to my guide in the course, or his encouragement & guidance

Puja Bhattacharya
School Principal, Kolkata, India Professional Doctoral Program