The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a forward-thinking, rigorous postgraduate research training programme for professional educators engaged in contexts from across the education and social welfare sectors – including school teachers, college lecturers, medical educators, social workers, and higher education staff.
The EdD aims to equip students with a range of core and generic skills in research that have practical application in their place of work. The aim of the EdD at the university has always been to produce a ‘researching professional’ able to make a real contribution to innovative professional practice in their professional context. Graduates of the EdD programme are able to work individually and collaboratively to refine research questions, design research projects, carry out data collection and analysis and present outcomes of the research through written reports and presentations. They have a sound and extending grasp of key educational theories, which inform their work and their study. They act as change agents in their educational settings, developing innovative curricular approaches, and supporting the development of colleagues in their specialist areas of work. Graduates from these programmes are rigorous academics, questioning and challenging practice and developing new thoughts and ideas to create real change in their spheres of education and practice.
Employers in education and elsewhere recognise doctoral qualifications as an indicator of high-quality performance and it may lead to opportunities for promotion.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
September and January
Teaching takes place
Group sessions are held at various times throughout the course. Typically teaching takes place on Saturdays in the early stages of the programme, or in the evenings in later modules.
The programme content is delivered through a variety of face-to-face and distance methods. Some modules require attendance at out-of-hours lectures and seminars, usually on Saturdays or Thursday evenings. Other modules are delivered through individually arranged tutorials or supervision meetings. We are aware that almost all of our students work full or part time so the programme is designed to fit flexibly around employment patterns.
3 years full-time, 5-7 years part-time
Course enquiries and applications
Telephone +44 (0)1962 827324
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
Normally a Masters degree in Education or a related discipline and relevant professional experience. Exceptionally, students might be admitted without the normal entry requirements, once they have demonstrated their ability at Level 7. Please consult the Postgraduate Research Programmes Admissions Policy and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy.
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.
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|Exploring Mixed Methods in Social Research||40|
|Theory and Ethics in Educational Practice||60|
|Professional Reflection in Action||60|
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Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
2019 COURSE TUITION FEES*
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
If you are a UK or EU student starting your professional doctorate in 2019/20, the fees are £2,050 per year (part-time) and £4,100 per year (full-time). The doctorate is expected to be completed in 3 years full-time or 5-7 years part-time therefore the total costs are indicative.
Full-time £4,100 p/a
Total Cost: £12,300 (3 years)
Part-time £2,050 p/a
Total Cost: £12,300 (6 years)
Full-time £13,300 p/a
Total Cost: £39,900 (3 years)
*2019 fees are subject to Board approval.
Key course details
- 3 years full-time; 5-7 years part-time
- King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester