Newman University

Newman University

Education

The programme has been specifically designed for professionals working in a variety of education-related, public service and charity sectors and who are ready to make the next step to doctoral study in part-time mode. Those joining the programme will typically come from occupational backgrounds such as teaching, learning support, advisory roles, police work, social work and health-related professions. The shared interest for this student community will be a desire to pursue an area of doctoral research related to and drawing on their professional work with the aim of creating new knowledge, applications and understanding that will bring both personal benefits and a contribution of originality and innovation in the wider professional and academic community.

Entry requirements

Applicant's should normally possess either a Master's degree at merit or distinction level in a relevant discipline from a UK University or an equivalent qualification from outside the UK, and have at least 3 years' significant and relevant experience in a professional area appropriate to the programme of study.
Applicants who do not posses a Master's degree at merit or distinction level (or an equivalent qualification) but do have an appropriate level of experience, may be considered for admission to part one of the programme only. Successful completion of part one would enable a student to progress to part two should they wish to do so. In addition to satisfying the requirements above, applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in written and spoken English.
All candidates will need to submit an application form including a summary statement to indicate how undertaking study at the level of a professional doctorate relates to the applicant's professional context.

Course modules

Year 1: Engaging with research 1; knowledge truth and values in research; professional identity and values; research skills and methods; research proposal; research, practice and the political (research, policy and practice); practitioner research in context; research skills and methods (continued); research proposal (continued). Year 2: Dissertation; 50-60,000-word thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include research proposal and research project of 60,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Distance learning (with some attendance) GBP 1,990 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
EdD Distance learning (with some attendance) GBP 1,990 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
EdD Distance learning (with some attendance) GBP 1,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
EdD Distance learning (with some attendance) GBP 1,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
EdD Distance learning (with some attendance) GBP 1,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0121 476 1181