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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    7 years

Course summary

The EdD helps you expand your knowledge and understanding of how education works and allows you to transform your own practice.

Key features

  • Focus your attention on the nature of educational practice itself. Approach education in its broadest sense. Study and theorise the nature of your work from a social perspective - then relate this back to your own practice.
  • Engage with a range of new ideas with which to re-think educational practice on a carefully organised course with a clear structure based on a social perspective on education.
  • Study on a flexible and work-friendly programme that has been structured to fit around your existing commitments. You’ll probably study part time over five years (two years of taught modules and three years of thesis) but you can take up to seven if you need to. Choose to start at masters level if you are unsure about doctoral study.
  • Begin to engage with new educational theory at the University-based sessions. Participate in lively discussions and share ideas with others on your course in seminars, lectures and workshops.
  • Access a wide range of support and resources to fuel your independent study. Draw on books and journals and an online environment where you’ll communicate with and draw support from your peers and from staff with a long history of excellence in professional development.
  • Meet and share ideas with others in your cohort from a range of disciplines. Tap into this diversity to compare the interrelationships between policy and practice across different educational areas and institutions.
  • Make your mark on the future of education as part of our learning community where you can link into active and renowned research networks. Find out more about research within the Institute of Education.
  • Attend our annual postgraduate research conference and present your ongoing ideas in a challenging and supportive environment.

Over the two years of part one you cover four modules, including policy and professional practice, professional learning, researching education practice, and social research. These modules are assessed by work amounting to 5,000 words and assignments are fitting for a research community, such as: a paper for submission to a journal; a conference paper with associated presentation and rationale; a small scale research project to explore methodological issues; or a traditional essay. Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 59%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    53rd

    35

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