Kingston University: Doctor of Education
|Institution||Kingston University View institution profile|
|Telephone||020 8547 8145|
The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a doctoral research degree for educators working in a wide range of educationally-oriented settings who wish to extend their professional understanding and develop advanced skills for research, reflection and evaluation.
If you are an education professional working in, for example, an early year's setting, school, college, university, health and social care setting or a museum and heritage service, this doctoral level programme is an excellent opportunity for you. As a professional doctorate, the EdD is offered part-time to help you maintain some flexibility and balance between your work and study. Through engaging in critical self-reflection and a sequence of structured learning experiences culminating in a substantial piece of professionally-focused research, the programme will enable you to transform your practice and make a contribution to new professional knowledge.
The EdD is a programme of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE) which has extensive relationships with multi-agency partners and a broad range of participatory and networking opportunities for experienced, early career and student researchers. Our academic staff have extensive experience of working with researching professionals at masters and doctoral level and leading national and international research projects. The EdD programme provides a strong foundation for rigorous, research-led pedagogy and praxis supported by experienced and research-active supervisors.
**Reasons to choose Kingston University**
- Our part-time professional doctorate has flexibility to help you balance work with study.
- We provide research facilities, research training opportunities, and research-active experienced supervisors from the wider Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
- We have strong relationships with a number of multi-agency partners, providing you with extensive networking opportunities
- Education professionals as knowledgeable doers
- Policy transfer and analysis
- Knowledge and practice in educational settings
- Research proposal
- Research project
|Level||RQF Level 8|
The normal entry requirements are a Master's degree in Education (180 M level credits), or a discipline allied to Education. Candidates with a Master's qualification but limited experience of research methods relevant to education might need to complete an appropriate bridging programme, such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods in Education. Those who require an appropriate Master's qualification will be directed to the Master of Research (Education) programme offered by Kingston University.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential to study at level 8, a commitment to professional learning in an education-related context, and an ability to work collaboratively in exploring and developing ideas.
If your first language is not English, you need to demonstrate a good standard of written and spoken English and have an IELTS score of 7 overall and not less than 6 in any section, as detailed in Kingston University's admissions regulations.
You will need to submit a 2000 word statement of the proposed research project with your application.
Prior learning achieved on programmes at other recognised higher education institutions may be accredited in exceptional circumstances; viz. where there are satisfactorily completed doctoral-level modules with comparable content and credit values to the modules for which exemption is sought. Requests for recognition of prior and/or experiential learning are documented under the categories: Certificated Prior Learning, Formal Learning which has not been assessed and Experiential Learning. All prior certificated learning requires the presentation of relevant certificates and/or confirmation from the award-bearing body and experiential learning requires verification. Guidance is provided to applicants to complete the university form H1 ‘Student request for recognition of prior and/or experiential learning'. Specifically, requests can be made for Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).
Kingston upon Thames
|England||3000 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||3000 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||3000 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||3000 GBP for Year 1|
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