The Professional Doctorate in Education at Leeds Beckett University aims to extend and deepen your knowledge of contemporary educational issues and will help to refine your research skills by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a research project within your chosen professional field.
You will enhance your understanding of research and its application, engaging in critical discussions and reflections that involve in-depth consideration of the relationships between theory and practice. The academic portion of this programme consists of three taught units. The thesis component involves one substantive research study of 60,000 words.
Support will be provided in your first year of taught study through evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions on campus, combined with regular meetings with your supervisor. You will continue to be supported throughout the remainder of your research programme by your supervisory teams and as you engage in the University's research culture and network with like-minded peers.
Whatever your professional setting, this doctoral programme is designed to further your career and enhance your professional and research profile. Undertaking an extended research-based study will help you to develop as a research professional and will allow you to make an original contribution to your chosen area of expertise.
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Formatively assessed taught units
- Literature Review
- Professional Learning
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- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Educational Research View 4 other PhDs in Special Education in United Kingdom
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- Candidates for Professional Doctorates should normally have an appropriate honours degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution and have had a minimum of three years of professional experience.
- Professional experience will be understood as practical experience within the relevant field of enquiry.
- In addition to completing an application form applicants will also need to submit a research proposal. All applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview by the course leader.
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Living costs for Leeds
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.