• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Education is a research degree from University College London (UCL) for experienced professionals from education and related fields who would like to extend their professional understanding and develop skills in research, evaluation and high-level reflection on practice. The student cohort provides an important element of the programme.
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Overview

Research undertaken on the Education programme from University College London (UCL) can be based in any area in education, subject to the applicant being able to identify suitable principal and subsidiary supervisors within UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Potential candidates are advised to explore UCL IRIS and the IOE department and centre list to identify appropriate supervisors before submitting an application.

The Institution Focused Study (IFS) is unique to the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) EdD programme. It enables students to study an institution or organisation concerned with educational provision, organisation and support and with which students are professionally connected, under the guidance of the student's research supervisors. Supplementary support is provided through the eight compulsory IFS workshops in years 2-3.

The thesis, about 45,000 words in length, will make a distinct contribution to the knowledge in the field of study and afford evidence of originality and a capacity for autonomous research. The thesis usually relates to the IFS and the work carried out in the taught part of the programme. We provide support through meetings with your specialist supervisors and regular thesis workshops.

Careers

EdD graduates are currently working as teachers, university and college lecturers and researchers, college principals and directors, policy analysts and education consultants.

Employability

Research undertaken at UCL Institute of Education will help students build connections between education and other related areas, such as economic and social status, employment, medicine, health and welfare, child development and families. In searching out answers to major questions and looking for solutions to fundamental social issues,

 our students will develop careers which have a direct bearing on all members of society. Through their research, students will make a contribution to both professional and academic knowledge

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: 4/7 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Communication and Media
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Education, Practice and Society
  • Learning and Leadership
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Social Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    109

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have acquired at least four years' full-time experience in a relevant professional area and should normally hold a postgraduate Master’s degree. We require a transcript of the Master's degree.
  • Applicants should also provide a 2,000-word statement summarising the research they would like to conduct if admitted to the EdD programme, stating how they feel the programme would enhance their professional development.

Work Experience

At least 4 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8840 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3715 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3715 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • It is appropriate for EdD students to apply for full or partial funding from their employers. EdD students are usually eligible to apply for the UK Doctoral Loan scheme

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