Education (Professional Doctorate) DEd
Develop your leadership and applied research skills in professional practice with a professional doctorate in Education
Through our teaching and research we foster an intellectually stimulating, inclusive, supportive and diverse academic community focussed on social justice and improving the lives of individuals and communities.
We have developed a number of cross-cutting academic research themes, which help us foster rich cross-disciplinary dialogue, form new research clusters, and engage in active scholarship among all of our staff and students.
Our research themes explore:
- Education and Life Transitions
Overview of Professional Doctorates
Our Professional Doctorates are designed for people already working in their fields who want to boost and refine their knowledge and skills in an academic setting. The programme has two parts: a two-year taught phase with classes worth 180 credits, and then a two-year research phase where you dig into issues related to your current field of work. At the end, you present and defend your thesis in an oral exam. Successful candidates will attain a doctoral degree that is equivalent to a PhD.
Professional Doctorate researchers usually have a lot of hands-on experience and benefit from a structured teaching plan that helps them grow as scholars. The programme uses a mix of online and in-person classes, making it a good choice for people who work and want to study part-time. It's especially good for those who want to bring an academic or theoretical approach to their professional work.
Key features of Professional Doctorates
- Part-time, spanning four years
- Blended approach, with remote delivery and two in-person teaching weeks each year in February and June
- Delivered in two phases: taught phase and research phase
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