Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Education

If you are responsible for leading learning in your organisation, whether it's a school, college, HE institution or as an educator in the public or private sector, this doctoral level programme is a fantastic opportunity to study education at a deep level and relate this back to your own practice. The EdD will help you expand your knowledge and understanding of how education works and allow you to transform your own practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally are expected to have successfully completed a Master's degree. Applicants should also be working in a professional context with responsibility for supporting learning. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate the following: the potential to study at doctoral level. This would normally be indicated by successful completion of a Master's degree, but in exceptional cases may be through successful completion of a task set by the admissions tutor(s). An ability to work collaboratively in exploring and developing experience and ideas. That you are working in a professional context where you are responsible for supporting learning. Candidates not currently working in a professional context, but with appropriate and sufficiently extensive experience, may be considered at the discretion of the admissions tutor(s). If applicants are in professional practice but, in the opinion of the admissions team, do not yet have sufficient or appropriate experience to draw on, they may be deemed ineligible. A strong commitment to educational enquiry and the ability to reflect critically on practice, as a means of professional learning. The following points are also taken into account in selecting candidates: Accreditation for prior certificated learning (APCL) is considered up to 60 credits and normally only for work completed at doctoral level within the last 7 years. Accreditation for prior experiential learning (APEL) may, exceptionally, be considered. This is done in the line with the guidance in the programme and University regulations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Policy and Professional Practice and Professional Learning. Year 2 core modules: Researching Education Practice and Social Research. Year 3 core modules: Professional Doctorate in Education Thesis Proposal and Research Education. Optional modules include: EDD Thesis. Final year optional modules include: EDD Thesis.
The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis of 50,000 words and viva voce.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
EdD Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
EdD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01752 585858