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Education (Research), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (QS) Online
This online distance learning programme offers a professionally relevant and academically rigorous opportunity for advanced study in education. The programme is designed for professionals at all levels in education, training and development, and in education-related fields.

About

Why This Programme?

  • The Doctorate is comparable to a PhD in terms of scale and rigour. It differs in that it provides a structured programme of advanced study that is relevant to your profession and focused on the inter-relationship of research, policy and practice.
  • There’s a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.
  • As you focus your studies into specialist areas, you will benefit from the activity of our five knowledge and research transfer groups: Creativity, culture and faith; Interdisciplinary science education, technologies and learning; Professional learning and leadership; Pedagogy, policy and practice; Social justice, place and lifelong education.

Career Prospects

This programme will give you the skills and confidence to further advance your career – to the highest levels in education and education-related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Years 1, 2 and 3

  • Critical reflection in professional learning and practice
  • Education policy
  • Educational futures
  • Ethics and education OR Lifelong learning
  • Open studies one: Advancing research methods
  • Open studies two: Applying research methods

Years 3 and 4

Work towards the submission of a dissertation of 50,000 to 60,000 words, supported by an appropriate supervisor.

You normally undertake two courses per year. Progressing at a normal pace, successful candidates can complete the Doctorate in five years.  However, we realize that circumstances occasionally mean participants need to take a break from studies and the programme allows candidates to suspend their studies for a limited time period.

Audience

The EdD is aimed primarily at professionals working at all levels and sectors in education, training and development, and in education-related fields. Current students, from the UK and abroad, are drawn from schools, further and higher education, non-government organizations, adult and community education, youth development, children’s services, local government, and health education.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry Requirements:

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in education or a cognate subject area. You also need to submit samples of recent academic writing, such as assignments and a dissertation, as part of your application.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7125 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3230 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Funding

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