Oxford Brookes University
This course is a professionally-focused, cohort-based doctorate, aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields. The programme is an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of a professional role, combining taught courses with independent research. Work will enable students to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researchers.
4 years� experience in a relevant professional area, and should hold a postgraduate master's degree from a recognised university. A good grade (usually Merit or Distinction) in the Master's. Applicants need to provide an extract from their dissertation or from an equally substantial piece of academic writing. A portfolio route is open to those with extensive professional experience who do not currently hold a Master's degree. Applicants should also provide a statement in support of your application, not exceeding 1,000 words, which should indicate: possible areas of research for their thesis; reasons for wanting to join the EdD programme; how the course would enhance their professional development.
Year 1: research 1: paradigms; writing for academic practice 1; learning, culture and society. Year 2: research 2: methods; writing for academic practice 2; investigating complexity. Year 3: preparing the research proposal; thesis (continues in years 4 and possibly 5).
Assessment of the taught programme is mostly by written assignments and presentations. The assessment for the Learning, Culture and Society module involves a small research project which enables students to experiment with different research methods and hone their research skills. The assessment of the thesis is by a viva.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|EdD||Part-time||£ 2,690 per Academic year (home fees)||60 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Headington Campus||Oxford||OX3 0BP||South East|