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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-20, FEB-21

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

Students work cross a range of education sectors, including higher education, local authorities, schools and colleges, and early years settings. The EdD enables students to both challenge and enhance their practice through engagement with relevant theory, policy and empirical research. There are taught sessions in groups and individual one-to-one supervisions in addition to visiting international professors and fellows who enhance provision.

The EdD differs from a PhD in that it is primarily focused on professional rather than theoretical issues and is aimed at those who have already been employed in the education sector for a number of years, as lecturers, teachers, consultants, advisers or inspectors. It enables students to both challenge and enhance their practice through engagement with relevant theory, policy and empirical research. There are taught sessions in groups and individual 1 to 1 supervisions, in addition to visiting international professors and fellows, who enhance provision.

The taught phase introduces students to methodological, political, philosophical, sociological and epistemological concepts that will underpin issues that emerge from the professional context. This taught phase immerses students in a supportive community and comprises four modules – three with academic content and one focused on research methods. The entire programme has four cross-cutting themes: Leadership, Inclusion, Sustainability and Childhood, Youth, Families and Community.

During the thesis phase students work on a subject area of their choice and are supported by two supervisors. On successful completion, participants will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the conceptual frameworks and policy background relevant to their chosen focus of study (e.g. inclusive education, educational leadership or other aspect of education), and show a critical review of alternative models.
Develop strategic thinking and critical analytical thought to improve and guide their own, and others’, practice.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,498per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    16th

    32

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