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Health, Social Care and Education - Doctor of Education (EdD)

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

Why choose this course?

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a doctoral research degree for educators working in a wide range of educationally-oriented settings who wish to extend their professional understanding and develop advanced skills for research, reflection and evaluation. If you are an education professional working in, for example, an early year's setting, school, college, university, health and social care setting or a museum and heritage service, this doctoral level programme is an excellent opportunity for you. As a professional doctorate, the EdD is offered part-time to help you maintain some flexibility and balance between your work and study. Through engaging in critical self-reflection and a sequence of structured learning experiences culminating in a substantial piece of professionally-focused research, the programme will enable you to transform your practice and make a contribution to new professional knowledge. The EdD is a programme of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE) which has extensive relationships with multi-agency partners and a broad range of participatory and networking opportunities for experienced, early career and student researchers. Our academic staff have extensive experience of working with researching professionals at masters and doctoral level and leading national and international research projects. The EdD programme provides a strong foundation for rigorous, research-led pedagogy and praxis supported by experienced and research-active supervisors.

What you will study

The programme combines contextual modules with independent research. Issues are introduced, reconsidered and further developed in successive modules towards the research proposal, which is the ‘gateway' to the independent Research Project, the 'capstone' to the EdD. In the first two years, the programme contains taught modules which address issues of education professionalism, interprofessionalism, policy and practice, the philosophy and practice of educational research and the design of a research proposal. These modules will prepare you to carry out a substantial professional-relevant research project in the following years.

Teaching and assessment

The learning, teaching and assessment principles are designed to facilitate the process of researching professional practice by enabling you to share with your peers, in dialogue and reflection, problems and issues that warrant contextualised empirical enquiry. Critical support is provided by tutors and peers at seminars, workshops and lectures in the exploration of professionally relevant concepts to illuminate workplace challenges. Learning experiences are designed to enable discussion, dialogue and argumentation so that genuine collaborative learning can facilitate processes of enquiry and professionally-oriented knowledge production.

After you graduate

As a researching professional in this programme, you will develop professional links and connections between research and education-related settings. Through researching critical questions and looking for answers to fundamental educational and social issues, you will deepen and enhance your employability skills to advance your existing career or develop a new one in an area of growing importance in modern society.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,700per year

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University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 81 5

    63rd out of 83 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    6th

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    69th

    68

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