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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Overview

The professional doctorate is aimed at managers and a wide range of practitioners who are experienced and who are working at senior and middle levels of their professions and organisations. It offers the opportunity to examine contemporary leading theories and research evidence, and to apply these within the professional context. The professional doctorate is a part-time doctoral research degree. It is fully equivalent to the PhD, but substantially different from it in that it is strongly professionally oriented, focussing on ‘applied’ rather than ‘pure’ research. While the PhD generally prepares candidates for a research-based career, the professional doctorate is a more in-service orientated degree, addressing the career needs of practising professionals, particularly those in or who aspire to senior positions within their professions. The linkages between research-based knowledge and its application in a wide range of professional settings are central to this doctorate. We offer an integrated professional doctorate scheme within which education, health, social work and social policy professionals engage together in integrated learning for some of the taught modules. This unique inter-professional learning allows you to reflect on what is shared across professional boundaries and what is distinctive to their own occupational traditions. Above all, a professional doctorate is an opportunity to examine contemporary leading theories and research evidence, and to apply these within the professional context. The EdD taught modules enable experienced students to reflect on their own identity and practice based on contemporary educational issues and their interaction with the wider framework of educational systems and social, cultural and political contexts. Underlying this approach is a commitment to exploring how public, political and personal orientations to teaching and learning are intrinsically connected to educational practice. Particular attention is paid to theoretical frameworks relevant questions of power; professional identity; leadership and governance; and equality in the context of educational practices and organisations.

Application deadline

01 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 84 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    152 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    74th

    5

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