This is an innovative programme offering 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.
Why this programme
- The Doctorate is comparable to a Ph.D. in terms of scale and rigor. 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.
Years 1, 2 and 3 Six taught courses each lasting one semester and each with one weekend in Glasgow. These courses are currently:
- 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.
Who is the programme for?
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. The normal entry requirement is a Masters level qualification, or equivalent, in education or a cognate subject area with requests for assessment of prior learning considered in exceptional circumstances. In addition, for those whose first language is not English, a minimum IELTS score of 7 is required, with no less than 7 in writing and reading. Whilst participants will need adequate IT competence to benefit from and participate in e-learning, both initial and ongoing support and advice are available. You will need regular access to a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection.
This programme will give you the skills and confidence to further advance your career – to the highest levels in education and education-related fields.
The normal entry qualification is a Master's level qualification, or equivalent, in education or a cognate subject area.
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Last updated March 12, 2018