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Education Doctorate (EdD)

Course Description

This professional doctorate is designed to provide research competence for professionals in a range of social science settings and not just from an educational background; and to enable professional and institutional development through research engagement at ahigh level. EdD graduates will expect not only to have a critical understanding of all forms of research in their field, but to generate research designs and publications which will make a significant contribution to that field.

The programme is delivered by part time study. It takes minimum four years and maximum eight years to complete. Students are expected to attend three residential weekend studies during year one and year two of the programme (six in total). The deadline for next academic year’s EdD student recruitment is August 2014.


Year 1

Researching the Social World
Thesis Preparation
Year 2

Researching the Social World (continued)
Thesis Preparation (continued)
Elective modules (students select one of following modules)

Learning and Teaching: Applied Pedagogy
The Child, Family and Society
Cultural Disability Studies
Christian Education

Year 3

Research supervision (thesis preparation)

Year 4

Research supervision (thesis preparation)

The elective modules chosen by students form an essential element of the EdD programme. The elective module is intended to be an area of interest and/or specialisation which will offer a focus for supporting the thesis. The elective is undertaken in Year Two of the programme. Elective modules are built around the five Research Centres in the Education Faculty.

Visit the Education Doctorate (EdD) page on the Liverpool Hope University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Masters degree in Education or a related academic subject. Required to have at least three years experience in a professional area. If they do not possess a Masters degree, they may still be considered provided that they hold a good Honours degree (normally a First) in a relevant discipline and can demonstrate evidence of professional leadership in an education or related area. They may also be asked to submit apiece of writing demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary issues in their field, and an ability to undertake research at doctoral level. Minimum Grade C in GCSE English or equivalent.

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