Length of course and teaching arrangements: EdD is a part-time programme which will enable you to conduct your own research project over five years. From 2022 the EdD programme will be open not only to home but also to a small number of international students.
If you start in October 2022, you will register directly for the EdD degree, the first two years of which will be considered a probationary period. In years one and two, you will attend sessions in educational theory and research methods in the form of four weekend study blocks. You will work on two assignments (Year One) and develop your research proposal (Year Two). By the end of the second year, after the successful completion of the two assignments and the research proposal, your probation will be confirmed by a review panel composed of your supervisors and an internal assessor.
You will then progress to your research (Years Three, Four and Five) and we will support you in producing a series of formative assignments towards the preparation of the final thesis of up to 60,000 words. The four weekend study blocks in the first two years offer you an opportunity to engage, together with your cohort, in advanced professional development that is required before the EdD thesis submission.
In addition, you will benefit from excellent face-to-face and online training in the Social Sciences Faculty. A successful completion of the EdD also requires personal independent study time of at least 60 hours per month.
Indicative teaching schedule 2022-24
- Study Block 1 (both face to face and online format): Fri-Sun, October 2022
- Study Block 2 (online format): Fri-Sun, March 2023
- Study Block 3 (online format): Fri-Sun, October 2023
- Study Block 4 (both face to face and online format): Fri Sun, June 2024
Sessions will combine asynchronous and synchronous engagement. For those who attend the study block remotely, the appropriate technology should be in place for remote attendance and participation. Also, for remote attendance, although we will do our best to accommodate time differences, there is a possibility for the synchronous online sessions to be at inconvenient times depending on your geographic time zone.
Supervision meetings, Probationary Review Meetings, and Vivas
They are offered online or face to face depending on individuals’ circumstances.
Critical Literature Review (3,500 words)
Comparison of Methodologies (6,500 words)
Research Proposal (5,000 words)
Year Three and Year Four
Four formative assignments including Literature Review, Methodology, Issues Emerging from Data and Results/Conclusions
A thesis of up to 60,000 words, incorporating the four formative assignments, with an oral examination.