This professional doctorate is designed to provide research competence for professionals in a range of social science settings and not just from an educational background; and to enable professional and institutional development through research engagement at ahigh level. EdD graduates will expect not only to have a critical understanding of all forms of research in their field, but to generate research designs and publications which will make a significant contribution to that field.
The programme is delivered by part time study. It takes minimum four years and maximum eight years to complete. Students are expected to attend three residential weekend studies during year one and year two of the programme (six in total). The deadline for next academic year’s EdD student recruitment is August 2012.
Elective modules (students select one of following modules)
The elective modules chosen by students form an essential element of the EdD programme. The elective module is intended to be an area of interest and/or specialisation which will offer a focus for supporting the thesis. The elective is undertaken in Year Two of the programme. Elective modules are built around the five Research Centres in the Education Faculty.
Centre for Pedagogy (CfP)
Applicants normally are expected to hold a Masters degree in Education or a related academic subject and will be required to have at least three years experiencein a professional area. If they do not possess a Masters degree, they may stillbe considered provided that they hold a good Honours degree (normally a First) in a relevant discipline and can demonstrate evidence of professional leadership in an education or related area. They may also be asked to submit apiece of writing demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary issues in their field, and an ability to undertake research at doctoral level.
Applicants must be competent in English as a spoken and written language and all applicants must have a minimum Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent. For international students the minimum English language requirement is IELTS (Academic) 6.0 including 6.0 in reading and writing or TOEFL 560 or equivalent.