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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

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.

While the PhD generally prepares candidates for a research-based career, the professional doctorate is a more in-serviceorientated 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.

Career Prospects

Typically professional doctorate candidates are employed when they study with us, although current employment is not a condition of entry.

Graduates are able to further their careers within their employment settings or move beyond these into, for example, Higher Education, policy and planning, and/or research development and management.

Application deadline

01 June 2020

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

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

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    148 75%

    14th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    79th

    2

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