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Part time


5 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

In this rapidly changing world, a postgraduate course can serve different needs and give you that extra edge that today's employers are looking for, or secure that much-needed promotion. Whatever your academic or professional goals, our long tradition of academic excellence will help you get there.

The Education EdD programme has been designed to offer flexibility in its provision and is available as a part-time or full-time course. Candidates for this degree may come from different backgrounds: for example, students who have finished or partly finished our MA/MEd programme, university lecturers, education policy makers, administrators, school teachers, advisers, inspectors, or anyone with an interest in education. We welcome applications from both overseas and home students.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

During the Education EdD programme, you will have the opportunity to practise and develop many key skills, such as searching literature, communication and ICT skills, and other skills associated with independent research. Students are responsible for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses in the key skills and studying independently to improve them. Feedback from formative and summative assessment tasks may also help to identify areas for improvement.

The taught sessions normally consist of 30 hours of contact time for each module. In addition to the taught sessions students are expected to work independently on each module, on the ideas directly related to the module, the assignment, and the key skills. This independent work will sometimes be directed by the tutor; for instance, reading material relevant to the next session, preparing for discussion, or researching into a related area. In addition to these directed tasks, students are expected to spend time developing their understanding of the ideas in the module and the key skills, preparing for assignments, and carrying out independent reading and research, as well as reflecting on the ideas from the module that support the development of key skills.


Research Methods in Education - Core
Thesis Proposal - Core

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Entry requirements

Prior study at Masters level is normally required for entry. It is possible for students who have been following the MA in Education Studies programme to move up to the EdD programme after completing Part 1 of the MA without moving on to the MA dissertation. Transfer of credits into the EdD is evaluated case by case, as the EdD is essentially a research degree.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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