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Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

    EdD - Doctor of Education

  • Location

    Newton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

This six-year part-time Professional Doctorate in Education combines a three-year taught programme with a three-year piece of independent research and a thesis of 50,000 words. You'll have the opportunity to conduct an original piece of empirical research based on your own practice in an educational field of your choice, which will make a new contribution to knowledge.

The course will offer you the opportunity to engage with the latest research in professionalism, early childhood studies, social justice and inequalities in education, education policy, leadership in education, pedagogies, and education philosophy. All of this will be underpinned by a rigorous study of research methods and theories in education.

This course is aimed at professionals working in education or education-related fields. You'll be encouraged to think, write, and research critically, innovatively, and rigorously. You'll learn how to analyse, critique and innovate in education practice, policy and research. You'll be encouraged to challenge established ideas and concepts and develop your professional and academic skills to the highest level.

Assessment

Each module is assessed via formative exercises and tasks, to include class discussions and group presentations. There will also be a summative assessment in the form of an assignment (5,000 words) which critically discusses the module content.

In this course, students can also exit with MEd (Leadership, Policy and Research Methods in Education).

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    70th

    2

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