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University of Dundee

Community Learning and Development (PhD)

The aims of the programme are to critically appraise the current evidential basis of teaching, learning and assessment practice; to develop relevant advanced specialist research, development and dissemination skills; to make a valuable and original contribution to knowledge, methodology, practice and policy; which meets accepted standards of rigour and excellence, and is widely disseminated.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in a relevant subject, and a relevant Master's degree. Entrants should have field experience in education or currently be working in the field. Entrants with different experience may be suitable for other professional doctorate degrees (in educational psychology, education, social work). IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Assessment methods

The total written output required is the same as Ph.D. candidates would put into 1 single thesis. However, for the Professional Doctorate this can be split into 5 modular products each of 15,000 words. Students can combine these into larger and deeper studies if they wish, subject to the agreement of their personal supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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