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EdD Education (Part-Time)

 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
5 Years
 Start month
October

 Tuition fee

International
10557 GBP
National
5248 GBP
EU
5250 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
EU 50 GBP
Department
Faculty of Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GMAT (avg)600
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About this course

Candidates for the EdD will be experienced educational professionals, including teachers, school leaders and those working in related fields (for example, policy, advice and support or management), who are committed to extending their understanding and improving practice in their schools and educational systems through researching and theorising policy and practice. The EdD is designed to facilitate knowledge building through engagement with practitioners and policy makers. An important aspect of the work of the EdD Communities is a focus on strategies for maximising the impact of students’ research and dissemination of the outcomes.

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Eligibility Criteria

Expected Academic Standard

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit).
  • If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

IELTS: 7.5 ( 7 in  each section)

TOEFL:  110 ( 25 in eac section)

CAE
Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE
Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

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Course Modules

In the first two years there will be a programme of research methods training. In order to ensure that the EdD is accessible to practitioners, sessions take place outside school hours. Participants will also attend specially-tailored sessions with their chosen EdD community, as well as one-to-one supervisions with an academic whose expert interests link with the area in which they are conducting their research. Throughout their studies, students have the opportunity to attend further research and transferable skills training.

The Doctor of Education is designed for educational professionals working in the United Kingdom.

In the first two years there will be a programme of research methods sessions which will take place on Thursday evenings and one Saturday each term. The research methods course involves both compulsory core elements (in Year 1) and a range of electives (in Year 2), reflecting an emphasis on methods likely to be exploited by practitioner researchers.

Throughout the EdD, participants will also attend specially-tailored sessions with their chosen EdD community, as well as one-to-one supervisions with an academic whose expert interests link with the area in which they are conducting their research.

Feedback
Feedback will be provided through regular supervisions.  At the end of each term, supervisors are required to provide a report on student progress which can be viewed by the student through CGSRS. Formal assessment takes place at the end of the 2nd year when students submit a registration portfolio for examination. Following the registration viva, students receive written feedback. Around the end of the 4th year, students submit a 30,000 early draft of their thesis and receive formative assessment.

Assessment
Thesis
Final thesis of up to 80,000 words.

All students must also attend a viva.

Essays
Registration proposal of 12,000-20,000 words submitted at the end of the 2nd year. All students must also pass a registration viva before they can be formally registered for the EdD.

Other
Around the end of the fourth year students submit to their supervisor a detailed case record of their research equivalent to 30,000 words. This submission is effectively an early draft of the thesis. Students receive formative feedback.

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How to Apply

Preparation
You should thoroughly research your prospective course, its requirements, deadlines and course costs before you think about completing and submitting the online application form.

Having fully researched the course you are interested in, make sure you now have the relevant information you need to apply:

  • Course name
  • Application and funding deadlines
  • The relevant required supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, CV, etc.) in pdf format to upload.
  • Email addresses for your academic referees. You should ensure you have theirconsent before you apply.
  • A choice of up to two colleges to consider your application.
  • Apply Online using the GRADSAF

When you have completed the necessary preparation, and you are ready to begin your online application, you should take note of the following important information.

  • There is an application charge of (GBP Sterling) £50 per application. You can make the payment by providing your credit card details to our secure server when you submit the online application.
  • Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentationwhich can be uploaded via your self service account after you submit the online application form.
  • You will need to submit a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish you to apply for.

Upload Supporting Documentation

Once you have submitted your application, you will be given access to your Self-Service Account. You will have 14 days from submission of your application to upload all mandatory documents.

Please check your course's entry to see what supporting documents you will be required to submit. These will also be listed on your self-service account once you have submitted your application. For more information on what the specific requirements of each document are, and how to submit them, please see the section on Supporting Documentation.

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