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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Course Description

Why choose this course:

• This programme provides you with a structured approach to studying at doctoral level eight
• We are recognised nationally for our high level of academic standards - we achieved a score of 22/24 in a recent quality audit
• You’ll receive the support of our well-qualified academics throughout this course, who will be able to advise you at every stage
• We have specially designed this programme to support and inform professional practice in a wide range of occupations and work settings including education, training in the community, public service, industrial or community settings.

About the course:

If you are a full-time working professional who wishes to research your professional practice, this course has been designed for you. The Doctor of Education is only offered part-time, to accommodate research in the professional context.

During the first two years of the course you will focus on what it is to be studying at doctoral level and how to research your professional field.

The key focus of this programme is the Independent Research for Practice component, which is supervised by a Director of Studies and usually taken between years three and six.

Our programme is very flexible and allows you to fit your studies around your personal commitments - it will take you between four to six years to complete it on a part-time basis.

We offer a distinctive strand to our 'lifelong learning', providing a structured opportunity for you to pursue your studies to doctoral level.

A very broad notion of 'education' is adopted by the programme, encompassing the development of relevant skills, understanding and knowledge across a range of occupations. So, while the programme is relevant for teachers, tutors and lecturers, it is also appropriate for you if you're involved in the processes of learning, teaching, coaching and development in any setting.

Visit the Doctor of Education (EdD) page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will usually hold a masters award in an appropriate academic field, and have significant experience of work within your professional practice (usually two years minimum).You should have high levels of competence in English. If necessary, this should be demonstrated by IELTS 6.5.All suitable applicants will be interviewed.As the EdD programme is only delivered part-time, we regret that we cannot take international students as this would contravene UKBA regulations.

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