The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) at Oxford Brookes University is a part-time programme aimed at experienced professionals who are seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis.
Why choose this course?
The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Key features are:
You can apply until:
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Five years including study at master's level, or three years if you enter with credit from an existing master's
During the first stage of the programme, which normally takes two years to complete on a part-time basis, you focus on the taught level 7 and level 8 components of the curriculum. Once this is successfully completed, you move to the second stage - the thesis. Normally this takes three years to complete part-time.
This course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 exemptions), delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year). In addition there are regular online workshops and discussions to support learning at a distance. There is individual coaching and academic support: face-to-face, telephone and email as appropriate.Teaching and learning
The DCM is cross-disciplinary in its approach. As well as focusing on your own professional development - through reflective practice and individual, peer and group learning activities - you also consider the pivotal organisational and psychological dimensions of coaching and mentoring in depth.
This programme is delivered through monthly seminars and study days held throughout the programme which candidates are required to attend. Progression will be dependent upon successfully completing assignments based on the methodological training carried out during these study days.Approach to assessment
Assessment is through a variety of coursework assignments and a thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce (oral examination).
You need the following IELTS score:
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This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
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