Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM), Doctorate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7100
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University ,
The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) at Oxford Brookes University fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities you need to become a leader in the field. You will augment your existing expertise and increase your knowledge and understanding, so that you may be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competent in research and evaluation.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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:

  • Individual academic support from a team of expert researchers in the field. Staff have specific research interests and expertise in coaching and mentoring or related fields and visiting specialists provide further expert input. Assessment is through coursework assignments and a doctoral thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce.
  • As a professional doctorate the programme is designed for experienced coaches or mentors seeking to deepen their knowledge and demonstrate commitment to the field. You will join a small, well-motivated group of like-minded students who will share your research journey.
  • Training is given in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and most importantly the programme provides the support and opportunity to become an autonomous, published researcher. In this way you gain deeper, more critical insights into professional practices and concerns.
  • Studies are facilitated by monthly workshops in Oxford, which continue throughout the duration of the doctorate. The programme is part-time (five years including study at master's level, or three years if you enter with credit from an existing master's). There are also online workshops and discussions which augment face-to-face workshops.
  • Applicants would normally be expected to have a good honours degree, plus at least three years' experience in a related field. There is a 10% discount on the fee for alumni.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months

      Five years including study at master's level, or three years if you enter with credit from an existing master's

  • Credits
    270 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Professional

Programme Structure

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).

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Entry requirements
  • For graduate entry you should normally have a good honours degree, plus three years' experience in a related field.
  • If you have appropriate master’s level qualifications and experience, you may be eligible for exemptions from certain elements of the programme.
English language requirements
  • IELTS minimum level 7.0 overall with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing components.

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 7100 EU/EEA

fees and funding information will by confirmed

Funding

Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students
  • Postgraduate support scheme 2015
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships
  • Santander Scholarships
  • Faculty or Department Taught Masters Scholarships
  • de Rohan Scholarship 2015
  • Alumnus, Friends and Family Discount Schemes
  • Bursaries from External Organisations 2014-15
  • University Research Studentships
  • Public funding

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