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Our Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. Read more
Our Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. We offer small class sizes and innovative teaching to promote interactivity and in depth learning. All classes are taught at the city-based Monash Law Chambers, located in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct.

This three year full-time (four year part-time) graduate entry law degree provides high quality graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. The course focuses on the knowledge, legal skills and professional ethics expected of legal practitioners. The flexible nature of the Monash JD allows you tailor your workload to suit your professional and personal commitments.

Small seminar-style classes bring together passionate and dedicated individuals with diverse professional experiences in a stimulating and challenging environment.

There are three intakes per year: January, May and August.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-juris-doctor-l6005?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is designed to equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills that are required for admission to legal practice, with the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge in areas of law of your choice. The basic knowledge is imparted through three broad themes: legal methodology and legal practice, public law and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units.

Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by Parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.

Part B. Public law
Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by "the rule of law". It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of the individual rights.

Part C. Private law
Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called "torts") such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.

Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills
In these studies you will complete at least one commercial law unit and a professional project and will also add to your expertise by choosing from a broad range of elective law units. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

- Study with us

Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-juris-doctor-l6005?domestic=true#making-the-application

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The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program is Canada’s first applied research doctorate designed exclusively for working professionals. Read more
The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program is Canada’s first applied research doctorate designed exclusively for working professionals. It responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.

An alternative to traditional doctoral programs, the Doctor of Social Sciences focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities, and society in general.

The program of study builds candidates’ knowledge of a range of applied social research methodologies and their understanding of their relevance to specific practical social purposes. The DSocSci program is based on the academic and professional expertise of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS). Doctoral programs of study should normally be consistent with the research areas of emphasis in one or several of the FSAS schools: the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Environment and Sustainability, the School of Leadership Studies, the School of Education and Technology, and the School of Humanitarian Studies.

Who It's For

Career professionals with a master’s degree in one of the social sciences or related disciplines who have a minimum of 10 years work experience in positions of decision-making authority and, those who seek to advance their applied research skills and provide analytical leadership to solve complex real-world problems.

The program design is tailored to career professionals and speaks to recent Canadian research that shows two out of three PhD graduates will work in non-university settings, rather than as university professors.

This degree will be of particular interest to policy analysts, senior administrators, or executives from the public, private, or non-profit sector who work in areas such as natural resource management, health care, global security, professional communication, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, conflict management, values-based leadership, environmental sustainability, or learning and technology.

Delivery Model

The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program includes two, three-week residencies. The remainder of the program is completed online. Candidates are not required to take an extended leave from their workplace, but they will need to take time off from work to attend the required residencies as well as ensure that they have sufficient time during the year to work on their courses and dissertation.

All of the courses included in the DSocSci program of study must be taken unless otherwise recommended by a primary faculty supervisor and the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. All students must complete each of the courses in the program of study prior to undertaking candidacy exams.

Exams first require a written submission that includes a literature review, methodology review and detailed plan for the dissertation research. An oral examination based on the written submission is conducted by the dissertation supervisors and program director. Candidacy exams are assessed as a pass or fail.

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The Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (MCP/PhD) is a postgraduate double degree in the professional specialisation of clinical psychology. Read more
The Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (MCP/PhD) is a postgraduate double degree in the professional specialisation of clinical psychology.

The MCP/PhD provides psychology graduates with doctorate level clinical and research training in clinical psychology that is consistent with international standards of professional psychology.
The MCP/PhD program adopts a scientific and evidence-based approach to clinical psychology. The treatment model is based on a cognitive-behavioural approach, and the introduction of alternative models of therapy in the second year ensures both a depth and breadth to your clinical training.

The MCP/PhD involves four and a half years of full time study and includes three components; academic coursework, supervised clinical placements and research.

Qualified clinical psychologists provide you with supervised clinical practice in an internal on-campus psychology clinic, as well as a variety of external teaching hospitals and clinics. The MCP/PhD includes a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical placement experience. The research component requires you to produce a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research thesis.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. Read more

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.

This part-time programme is delivered by the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis.

Why choose this course?

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Its key features are:

  • Individual academic support from a team of expert researchers in the field. Staff have specific research interests and expertise in coaching and mentoring or related fields and visiting specialists provide further expert input. Assessment is through coursework assignments and a doctoral thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce.
  • You will join a small, well-motivated group of like-minded students who will share your research journey. As a professional doctorate the programme is designed for experienced coaches or mentors seeking to deepen their knowledge and demonstrate commitment to the field. 
  • Training is given in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and most importantly the programme provides the support and opportunity to become an autonomous, published researcher. In this way you gain deeper, more critical insights into professional practices and concerns
  • Studies are facilitated by monthly workshops in Oxford, which continue throughout the duration of the doctorate. The programme is part-time (five years including study at master's level, or three years if you enter with credit from an existing master's). There are also online workshops and discussions which augment face-to-face workshops
  • Applicants would normally be expected to have a good honours degree, plus at least three years' experience in a related field. There is a 10% discount on the fee for alumni.

Course structure

During the first stage of the programme, which on a part-time basis normally takes three years to complete, you focus on the taught level 7 and level 8 components of the curriculum. Once this is successfully completed, you move to the second stage - the thesis. Normally this takes two years to complete part-time.This course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 exemptions for existing master’s qualifications), and is delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year).

In addition there are regular online workshops and discussions to support learning at a distance. There is individual coaching and academic support: face-to-face, telephone and email as appropriate.

Teaching and learning

The DCM is cross-disciplinary in its approach. As well as focusing on your own professional development - through reflective practice and individual, peer and group learning activities - you also consider the pivotal organisational and psychological dimensions of coaching and mentoring in depth.

This programme is delivered through monthly seminars and study days held throughout the programme which candidates are required to attend. Progression will be dependent upon successfully completing assignments based on the methodological training carried out during these study days.

Approach to assessment

Assessment is through a variety of coursework assignments and a thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce (oral examination).

Specialist facilities

We're investing over £30m to create modern teaching and learning facilities and creating a new home at Headington for the Business School.

Set to be complete in 2017, you'll see:

  • The Business School brought together in a modern, professional environment
  • 30 teaching rooms and a collaborative lecture theatre
  • A new Main Hall with soundproof wall, perfect for teaching and events like graduations
  • Social learning spaces and a cafe
  • A new gateway into the Headington Campus.

Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.

Teaching Location

If you are starting the course in September 2017 you are likely to experience all your teaching at the Headington Campus.

Attendance pattern

This course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 or Masters level exemptions), delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year).



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The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally-focused, cohort-based doctorate, aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields. Read more
The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally-focused, cohort-based doctorate, aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields. You should normally have at least four years’ experience in a relevant professional area, and should hold a good postgraduate master’s degree from a recognised university.
This course is an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role, combining taught courses with independent research. Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.

Our programme of study is structured specifically to meet the needs of people who are in full-time employment. Taught elements of the programme will be delivered both virtually and face-to-face. It is anticipated that teaching will normally be held on Saturdays with a minimum of six days a year, including an Autumn residential, Friday evening and Saturday, at the start of the course. This course is part time and takes between 4 – 7 years to complete.

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/doctor-of-education/

Why choose this course?

- The EdD course provides students from a wide range of educational backgrounds with opportunities to explore their research interests in the context of their own professional roles.

- The course is highly collegial. Sessions draw upon the rich and varied experiences that EdD students bring with them, and the exploration of commonalities across disciplines is integral to the programme of study.

- The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and substantial piece of professionally-oriented education research.

- Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.

- You will be joining a university which is widely regarded as a major contributor to the improvement of education and learning, locally and nationally. The School of Education is a focal point for lively, informed debate on education through its seminar and lecture programmes.

- You will be working with highly regarded academics who are at the forefront of their subjects. Drawing on our cutting-edge, research-led teaching, our courses will advance your knowledge and develop your professional skills in a rich and diverse intellectual and social environment.

Teaching and learning

The taught element of the programme will be delivered face to face supported by online learning. It is anticipated that teaching will normally be held on Saturdays with a minimum of six days a year.

In addition, throughout the programme, ongoing support is provided through staff and postgraduate research seminars. You will have the opportunity to attend seminars provided by the University, the Graduate School and School of Education.

Approach to assessment

Assessment of the taught programme is mostly by written assignments and presentations. The assessment for the Learning, Culture and Society module involves a small research project which enables you to experiment with different research methods and hone your research skills. The assessment of the thesis is by a viva.

Taster sessions

If you are interested in learning more about the EdD you can attend one of our taster sessions which are held regularly throughout the year - see the downloadable flyer attached to this course or contact the Research Administrator,

Attendance pattern

You will attend a minimum of six Saturdays per year (normally between October - May).

How this course helps you develop

EdD teaching provides a range of theoretical perspectives which enable you to reflect on ways in which you might improve your professional practice.

The collegial nature of the EdD means that you will benefit from learning alongside professionals from a variety of education and related backgrounds.

Careers

EdD students are typically experienced professionals in education, healthcare and related fields. During the programme and after graduation many will go on to promoted posts in these areas.

As a doctoral qualification, the EdD also provides opportunities for those seeking employment and promotion in the higher education sector.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

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The course is for people who work or aspire to work as higher specialists in public health or at senior policy level. Students will be required to carry out a systematic inquiry which makes an original contribution to knowledge in practice. Read more
The course is for people who work or aspire to work as higher specialists in public health or at senior policy level. Students will be required to carry out a systematic inquiry which makes an original contribution to knowledge in practice. It provides an opportunity for you to focus on developing advanced capabilities and understanding as public health leaders, with a view to making a significant original contribution to public health professional objectives.

Why Study Doctor of Public Health with us?

Our Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) course takes an innovative multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon international experts in health economics, health protection, communicable disease, epidemiology, social justice, health promotion, biostatistics, and health and social policy.

The course was developed to provide you with the cutting-edge research experience, knowledge and skills to enable you to undertake strategic leadership in public health. Its central aims are to foster an integrated understanding of health and social policies, the systems that create and sustain the uneven distribution of determinants of health, and the critical application of social justice principles to current public health issues.

What will I learn?

The modules can be considered as two strands: public health principles and practice development, and research. Cross-cutting themes throughout this course are ethics, philosophy and practice.

How will I be taught?

You will be supported and challenged to further develop these learning skills through the teaching methods employed by the programme team. The details of these methods differ according to the context of individual modules, but they share the aim of ensuring active learning.
There are 30 hours of contact time and 600 hours of private study/ independent learning per module.

How will I be assessed?

The DrPH will enable you to critically and reflectively engage with the principles of public health within your own practice.

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The Juris Doctor (JD) is a professionally recognised law degree for graduates. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally. Read more
The Juris Doctor (JD) is a professionally recognised law degree for graduates. A comprehensive three-year degree, it has an unrivalled international focus, where you receive a comprehensive overview of the practice and profession of the law in Australia and how it relates globally, transnationally and internationally.

Lawyers need international and comparative legal training to respond to increasingly global problems. There has never been a greater demand for legal advice and innovative approaches to problem solving than today. The Sydney JD develops your skills of analysis, research, writing and advocacy and prepare you to move with confidence across national boundaries.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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A professional doctorate that enables eye care professionals to enhance their knowledge, critical awareness of current issues, and to be at the forefront of their academic discipline through taught and research elements. Read more
A professional doctorate that enables eye care professionals to enhance their knowledge, critical awareness of current issues, and to be at the forefront of their academic discipline through taught and research elements.

Course outline

The Doctor of Optometry/ Doctor of Ophthalmic Science (previously known as the Aston “Ophthalmic Doctorate”) is a unique qualification - a professional doctorate - that enables eye care professionals to enhance their knowledge, and critical awareness of current issues, and to be at the forefront of their academic discipline through taught and research elements.

Taught modules are 20 credits each, nominally equivalent to 200 hours of student learning. Modules consist of remote access lectures with electronic formative assessments and a module coursework assignment such as reflective case records, or an essay/literature review related to the module. There are two study periods per year to complete taught modules; 1st October -31st January and 1st March - 30th June. Module results are ratified at Examination Boards held shortly after the end of each study period.

The research project is the major component of the doctorate, supervised by members of the Optometry Subject Group academic staff. Students will develop their research proposals based upon their own clinical interests, or may opt to select a project nominated by an Aston academic. Because this is a distance-learning programme, the research is not normally carried out on the University campus, and it is essential that the student has access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the research, usually in the student's place of work.

The research stage requires a significant long-term commitment, as it is equivalent to around 2 years of full-time work (i.e. 4 years part-time). Candidates ultimately submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.

The Doctor of Optometry programme is aimed at practising optometrists, who will complete case records where required for taught module coursework, and will undertake a practice- based research project. The Doctor of Ophthalmic Science programme is for eye care professionals who may not be practising optometrists, e.g. medics/ orthoptists/ product designers; these students may complete scientific essays to fulfil the coursework requirements, and undertake a non-clinical research project.

This degree is only available as part-time distance learning, so it is vital that the student has access to a good broadband internet connection.

Flexible credit accumulation

New students initially register as LHS postgraduate students within a framework of flexible credit accumulation (FCA). Within this framework it is possible to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Optometry (60 taught credits); Postgraduate Diploma in Optometry (120 taught credits); M.Sc. in Optometry/ Ophthalmic Science (180 credits: 120 taught, 60 dissertation) or the Doctor of Optometry (DOptom)/ Doctor of Ophthalmic Science (DOphSc).

As part of the flexible programme, UK optometrists may complete the theoretical element of the GOC-approved Independent Prescribing for Optometrists. Further information is available here: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/cpd/courses/optometry/independent-prescribing-for-optometrists/

The MSc requires the completion of 6 taught modules (120 credits) and a 60 credit narrative research review (dissertation).

Completion of the DOptom/ DOphSc requires 180 taught module credits and successful completion of a substantial personal research project, with submission of a thesis/ portfolio of work and a viva voce examination with an internal and external examiner. Up to 60 credits may be awarded in respect of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), whether experiential or certificated (e.g. previous completion of the Aston MOptom). To progress to full doctoral registration requires a minimum of 120 taught module credits including the compulsory 20 credit Research Methods module, an approved project proposal, and successful completion of the qualifying report stage, assessed by viva voce examination with an internal examiner. The report and the viva voce examination will be used to assess suitability for progression to the full doctoral project.

Timescales for study

Taught credits are valid for 5 years, so students studying for an MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate must complete their studies within 5 years of enrolment on the programme.

Students undertaking the DOptom/DOphSc. programme must complete their taught module requirement and complete the research stage within 6 years of registration. Note that in accordance with University Regulations for part-time research students, the earliest date for completion of the doctoral programme (i.e. submission of thesis/ portfolio) is 4 years following registration.

Subject guide and modules

Taught modules include:
-Accommodation and Presbyopia (OP4AAP)
-Advanced Contact Lenses (OP4ACL)
-Advanced Visual Science (OP4AVS)
-General Ocular Therapeutics (OP4GOT)
-Glaucoma (OP4GL1)
-Investigative Ophthalmic Science (OP4IOS)
-Myopia (OP4MY1)
-Nutrition and the Eye (OP4NE1)
-Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (OP4OT1)
-Prescribing for disorders of the eye (OP4OT2)
-Refractive Surgery (OP4RS1)
-Research Methods (OP4RM1)
-Research Review (Dissertation modules OP4OPR and OP40SR)
-Retinal and Macular Disorders (OP4RMD)
-Visual Impairment (OP4VI1)

Learning, teaching & assessment

For taught modules, online lectures, available on our virtual environment whenever you chose to view them are accompanied by short tests throughout the module. Each module includes a substantial piece of coursework, e.g. a scientific literature review or portfolio of case records. The pass mark for all forms of taught module assessment is 50%.

For the main element of the doctorate, the research project, candidates submit a report and undergo a qualifying report stage within one year of becoming research active. Once this stage has been passed, candidates continue their research, culminating in the submission of a thesis (up to 80, 000 words) which is examined in a viva examination by experts in the chosen field. The degree of Doctor of Optometry or Doctor of Ophthalmic Science is awarded to candidates who successfully defend their thesis.

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The Juris Doctor / MBA program is designed to give law students an in-depth knowledge of corporate business practices and the managerial skills necessary for leading large firms and organizations. Read more
The Juris Doctor / MBA program is designed to give law students an in-depth knowledge of corporate business practices and the managerial skills necessary for leading large firms and organizations.

Awarded by the USF School of Law and the USF School of Management, the JD/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 24 units.

- Separate admission to each school is required
- Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA above 2.50 at the end of the first year and be in good academic standing at the end of the second year in the USF School of Law
- Additional electives required for concentration in MBA program

This program is designed to provide law school graduates with an in-depth perspective of corporate business practices, and the business skills necessary to successfully manage law firms, larger businesses or non-profit organizations. With a strong emphasis on teamwork, the MBA program helps students to develop an entrepreneurial approach to solve a variety of managerial problems in both startup and corporate settings.

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The DBA - Doctor in Business Administration, is a 48 Months Program offered by Munich Business School in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in UK, students can boost their academic or business careers in an international and flexible setting that doesn‘t require them to put their professional careers on hold. Read more

The DBA - Doctor in Business Administration, is a 48 Months Program offered by Munich Business School in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in UK, students can boost their academic or business careers in an international and flexible setting that doesn‘t require them to put their professional careers on hold.



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The DBA is a professional doctorate programme specifically designed for senior managers and other professionals in private, public and non-profit organisations. Read more
The DBA is a professional doctorate programme specifically designed for senior managers and other professionals in private, public and non-profit organisations. You will develop a high level of independent and critical thinking, contributing cutting-edge knowledge through research in your field.

You will attend regular, intensive study workshops, that enable you to budget your time and focus your research effectively. You will be supported throughout the course by a network of like-minded students, as well as a high level of support from the teaching team and research supervisors.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1115-doctor-of-business-administration-dba

What you will study

The delivery is described as ‘taught’ but at DBA level the delivery is much more about a process of engagement between the academic staff and the students. The programme is delivered over five taught workshops, attendance at which is compulsory.

On this course you will study five modules. These are:

- Module One: Developing the Doctoral Research Project (40 credits)
This module is designed to introduce you to doctoral-level research, having already submitted a detailed research proposal as part of the admissions procedure. This will be used as the basis of individual counselling and group work to refine the question and explore the theoretical and practical context of your proposed projects. In the assessment for this module, you will produce a comprehensive contextualisation of your research question. This will include a definition of the question, an introduction to the organisational context, and an introduction to the academic context, together with some consideration of a broad research approach.

- Module Two: The Theoretical and Practical Context for Doctoral Research (140 credits)
In this module, you will be introduced to the importance of setting an appropriate practical and theoretical framework in which to ground your research. In your assessment, you will be expected to set out the detailed practical context of your research, as well as produce a critical literature review. This will set out the background theories from which the academic context is drawn, together with the conceptual frames that will inform the thesis.

- Module Three: The Methodological Framework and Methods for Data Collection (40 credits)
Develop your understanding of the philosophy of research started in module one, and address these issues in more detail. In addition, you will be introduced to a variety of methods for data collection. You will be introduced to data analysis that will be addressed in more detail in module four. For the assessment, you will produce a paper of 10,000 words that clearly sets out and defends your chosen methodological position, as well as similarly setting out and defending your proposed methods for data collection. On successful completion of this module, and before the next module workshop, you will begin engagement with your main data collection.

- Module Four: Analysing, Interpreting and Reflecting on Findings (140 credits)
This workshop will focus on the analysis and presentation of findings in a critical and reflective manner. It is expected that you will have collected some of your data before this workshop, which at a minimum should take the form of a pilot study or may be more substantive data gathering. You will produce an assessment of 15,000-20,000 words that presents a clear analysis of your findings from the data. The exact structure will depend on factors such as the background methodology and the exact data collection and analysis techniques used.

- Module Five: The Nature of the Contribution to Knowledge and Professional Practice (180 credits)
The final module focuses on your contribution to professional and theoretical knowledge. In simple terms, this module is equivalent to the discussion and conclusion chapters of a traditional PhD.

Guidance will be given on what constitutes a contribution to knowledge, in terms of theory, method and practice. In addition, you will attend workshops on structuring your proposed contribution into a thesis. The notion of conceptual framing will be critically revisited to provide a theoretical context for the findings and to ensure you think about where your own work fits into the ongoing research agenda, rather than simply reflecting on what has gone before.

The assessment for module five is crucial to the success of the overall thesis. It forms the core of the DBA, clearly discussing the contribution to knowledge that your findings make to the academic and practical context in which the DBA has been situated.

Learning and teaching methods

The DBA will be delivered at our Treforest Campus over three day blocks, approximately every six months. The workshops will typically span a Thursday, Friday, Saturday to minimise disruption for students. These are supplemented by additional update days where students are recalled for meetings with supervisors and additional input where necessary. The taught workshops are spaced over approximately 30 months, with production of the final assessment document in the months following the final workshop.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Career enhancement to strategic levels in organisations is often sought by successful DBA candidates. DBA graduates have the ability to create and interpret new knowledge through original research. They produce first-class original research of publishable quality that sets them apart from other managers. This encompasses robust design, implementation, execution, and dissemination. This research also makes significant contributions to practice on many levels, within organisations, on an industry level, and on a policy level. Many of our graduates have progressed to senior positions in public sector, private sector, and academia.

Assessment methods

Each module results in the production of an assessed piece of work, the length of which varies depending on the module. For example, the assessment for module one will be in the region of 8,000 words, whereas that for module two may be as much as 20,000 words to reflect the depth of enquiry demanded by that module. In total, you will typically produce some 80,000 words throughout the programme. This is comparable with other methods of doctoral study. Your final examination will involve the submission of an 80,000 word thesis (combination of assignments) and a viva voce.

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The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate which provides a dynamic, research-based view of real world management issues. Read more
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is a professional doctorate which provides a dynamic, research-based view of real world management issues.

This course is designed to generate new knowledge and understanding which will contribute to enhancing the policies and practices of modern management. It was created at Aberdeen Business School in conjunction with public and private sector leaders to encourage future leaders to enhance their professional careers and provide a route for them to gain academic recognition. A DBA is equivalent in terms of academic study to a PhD but more applied in nature.

Students on the course will have the opportunity to blend the latest academic thinking with business knowledge, skills and practice, to enable them to make a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice. The Aberdeen DBA has been specifically designed to:
•Build on management experience and skills, and past academic achievements as part of a carefully considered career plan;
•Provide maximum professional credibility and open doors into more senior management positions, consultancy or academia
•Enhance research and project management skills and increase understanding of research methods and techniques

It is studied full-time over 3-4 years and part-time or distance learning over 4-6 years.

The DBA programme will give you a foundation in research methods and offer you the opportunity to research in one or more of the following areas:
•Corporate Communications, Sales and Marketing
•Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance
•Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
•Entrepreneurship and the Performance of SMEs
•Leadership and Strategic Management
•Environmental and Operations Management
•Public Policy and Not-for-Profit Studies
•Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Management
•Technology, Innovation and e-Business.

In the first taught stage you will consolidate and extend your specialist knowledge and research competence and advance your research proposal.

In the second stage you will take your proposal forward to a full dissertation.

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One of the first EdD programmes to be established in the UK and offering a range of pathways, the EdD at Exeter is offered by modular study and is specifically directed to professional development through research. Read more
One of the first EdD programmes to be established in the UK and offering a range of pathways, the EdD at Exeter is offered by modular study and is specifically directed to professional development through research. The programme is of particular relevance to experienced practitioners in education from the UK, EU or overseas and the academic tutors recognise the particular needs, interests and policy contexts of students who are also professionals in their own right.

The EdD is a ‘Professional Doctorate’ which is equivalent in level to a PhD, but includes a modular phase as well as the thesis. It is particularly suited to professionals who aim to link research closely with their existing professional practice. The PhD is more suited to those planning to become professional researchers.

The taught element of the EdD programme introduces different understandings of, and approaches to, educational research, including distinctive methodologies and methods. You can explore, in depth, a particular field of study, together with its implications for your own professional practice.

Pathways include: Generic Pathway; Special Needs and Inclusive Education (SNIE) pathway; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) pathway; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Dubai pathway.

The EdD will enable you to:

- reflect on, and experiment with, new concepts and ideas, professional understandings of practice, and research skills - all within a safe but challenging environment amongst a supportive community of peers;
- review and evaluate research, theory, policy and practice; examine and challenge your own professional practice and its relationship with theory and policy;
- integrate recent and applicable theory with the latest developments in professional practice;
- make strong links between your assignments/research thesis and professional practice and service needs;
- design and carry out your own ethically-informed research;
- network and share experiences with a worldwide community of professionals and policy-makers practising in a broad range of educational contexts and fields related to education;
- increase your knowledge about other professionals and their organisations and thereby gain a wider perspective on the environment in which you work;
- potentially enhance your opportunities for career progression.

Programme structure

The programme is divided into two ‘phases’. The first ‘pre-thesis phase’ (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study) offers specialist research-led modules which provide access to current thinking about key issues pertaining to research in your professional field and provide the opportunity to reflect on and experiment with new concepts and ideas, professional understandings of practice, and research skills within a challenging research environment amidst a supportive community of peers. This is followed by a ‘thesis phase’ (equivalent to 2 years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study) in which you complete a thesis that makes a substantial contribution to knowledge and/or practice within a professional field.

The Doctor of Education programme offers specialisms in the following fields: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Special Needs and Inclusive Education (SNIE); Generic Route, suitable for professionals and policy-makers from across public and private sectors

Generic pathway

The generic EdD route brings together professionals and policy-makers from across sectors that have traditionally been, and mostly remain, separated.
These include:
• early childhood education and care
• schools and further education colleges
• adult and community education
• higher education
• medical education
• health and social care

It encourages the growth of a community of professional scholars with varied but complementary interests in exploring theories, policies and practices associated with education, training, teaching and learning at different stages in the life course, together with the complex, overlapping roles of professionals engaged in these processes. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/education/eddoctoral/generic/

Special Needs and Inclusive Education (SNIE) pathway

The EdD Special Needs and Inclusive Education focuses on professional and theoretical knowledge and understanding in the area of special and inclusive education. You join a research community of professional and academic scholars and peers with varied but complementary interests in exploring theories, policies and practices associated with special and inclusive education at different stages in the life course and in different contexts. Past and current doctoral students include teachers, school leaders, university lecturers, speech and language therapists, other health professionals and medical educators.

Our international community of researchers has an excellent record of winning external funding, and our research centres provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact. The Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/specialeducationalneeds/) is interested in educational aspects (in widest sense) of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (in various senses of these terms). http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/education/eddoctoral/snie/

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) pathway

The EdD TESOL aims to provide experienced senior professionals within the field of language teaching with an opportunity to study at advanced level for a doctoral degree by means of a taught programme plus a thesis. The course involves an in-depth examination of issues related to language learning and teaching and language teacher education. It also provides a solid grounding in research methodology appropriate for undertaking research at doctoral level within these fields.

We are committed to and actively engaged in undertaking research into a number of different aspects of TESOL and our students have published in a wide variety of journals. We are a very multicultural course, with students from over 30 countries including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bahrain, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Wales. (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/education/eddoctoral/tesol)

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This international pathway for the EdD programme is taught through a combination of intensive week-long courses in London and by distance learning. Read more
This international pathway for the EdD programme is taught through a combination of intensive week-long courses in London and by distance learning.

The programme is designed for an international body of practitioners in education, health and related fields who would like to extend their professional expertise and training and develop skills in research, evaluation and reflection on practice. It offers exciting opportunities for a cross-cultural and global examination of professionalism in education.

The programme is as rigorous as traditional PhD studies and will enable you to focus on research that relates to your own professional practice.

Programme of study and assessment
The programme consists of:
• three assessed taught courses, Foundations of Professionalism and Methods of Enquiry 1 and 2; each is examined by a 5,000-word assignment
• an institution-focused study (IFS) leading to a report of about 20,000 words, providing evidence of how the study has supported
your professional development and extended your understanding of your professional role
• a research-based thesis of approximately 45,000 words, which must make a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the field of study and afford evidence of originality and a capacity for autonomous research.

Your assignments, report and thesis should include an international, intercultural or comparative dimension. There is also an oral examination, which will test both your thesis and your conceptual understanding of the integration of all the elements of
the programme.

You will be attached to an academic department from the start of the programme. You will receive support and guidance from your supervisor in this department, whom you will meet once a term on your visit to London, and who will be in regular email contact with you when you are in your own country. The responsibility for your IFS and thesis may later transfer to a
different supervisor, depending on your particular research interests.

Length of programme and teaching and study arrangements
The programme is designed to be completed in four years of part-time study; the maximum period of registration is seven years. The entry date is October each year. It is taught through a combination of intensive one-week blocks in London with face-to-face tutorial support, and by email and online support when you are in your own country. We build in opportunities for you to keep in close touch with your fellow students.

Residential programme of events
During each of your one-week visits to London, you will take part in a programme that may include:
• sessions on academic writing
• training in qualitative and quantitative research methods
• sessions on using the library and online library resources for research
• research workshops
• opportunities to socialise with other IOE students and to take part in Doctoral School conferences.

While you are preparing for your IFS, you will receive support through a specialist course in international education.

Dual EdD award in partnership with the National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore
The international EdD degree programme can also form part of a dual award offered by the IOE in partnership with the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NIE). Students applying for the dual award programme must meet the entry requirements and be accepted by both institutions. If you are accepted you will undertake the taught components and the IFS report through one of the partner institutions and then transfer to the other institution to complete your thesis. Dual award students will have full access to the facilities and resources of each institution and, on successful completion of all the requirements of the dual EdD, will be eligible for the award of a Doctor in Education degree from both partner institutions. For details, see http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/RED9_EDUNIE.html

For more information about the EdD International and to apply, visit http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/RED9_EDUINT.html

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Candidates for the M.D. degree must be M.B. graduates (or acceptable equivalent) of at least three years standing. Read more
Candidates for the M.D. degree must be M.B. graduates (or acceptable equivalent) of at least three years standing. A candidate must either be a graduate of the University of Dublin or have been for at least one year prior to registration a full-time or part-time member of staff of the College, or a formally appointed Research Fellow of the College or a Registrar in one of the teaching hospitals with which the College has a formal association. Applications must be made on the official form, which may be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office. Work for this degree may be carried out elsewhere than in the College itself save that in the case of candidates who are not graduates of the University of Dublin, the bulk of the research work eventually submitted must be carried out while they are on the staff of the College or Hospital. A thesis for examination must be presented not less than twelve months or not more than five years after the date of registration. Advice to applicants is contained in the document “Doctor in Medicine (M.D.), Guidelines for Candidates”. Applications to the M.D. register must first be assessed for acceptance by the internal Professional Higher Degrees Committee. Distinguished graduates of the University of Dublin may submit a thesis for the degree of M.D., which is based solely on published work relating to a single theme. In such cases the normal regulations concerning admission to the postgraduate register and minimum time between registration and submission will not apply.

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