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Doctor of Education EdD

Key information
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Qualification type

EdD - Doctor of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course offers you the benefits of a part-taught degree along with the opportunity to independently research a specific area of interest in depth. The Doctor of Education course was the first of its kind to be introduced at the University and is extremely popular. The programme differs from the traditional PhD in that it is in two parts. Stage one, the taught element, covers the development and submission of your research proposal. Stage two is a programme of directed and independent study leading to the production and defence of your own critical commentary. Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will help you to understand how you can align your research topic of interest to other current research in applicable fields, and apply it to your own professional practice and context. The EdD is invaluable for demonstrating your ability to implement a project and also opens up opportunities for higher education lecturing and/or research posts.

Course Highlights: The EdD is a high-level, nationally-recognised qualification that has strong higher education kudos and compares exactly to a PhD; Professionals who hold a University of Bolton EdD take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's diverse educational world, gained through a programme that is research driven; We’ll work with you to help mould your EdD so that it complements your employment and interests within the research framework. Key Features: Our EdD provides an opportunity to delve deeply into policy and practice, and examine a specific area of interest in detail via a thesis. You’ll be encouraged to develop your research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to a very high level. We’ll support you to develop a thorough understanding of research methods so you can make informed research decisions, and become skilled in shaping learning materials towards your own specialism. This makes the course relevant to specialists in every sector of education, from early years through to higher education.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a doctoral degree that has a research focus in the field of education. It is designed to prepare you for academic, research, administrative, clinical, or professional positions in educational, civil, private organisations, or public institutions. The EdD is aimed at experienced educational professionals wishing to further develop their research, analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills. Employers in education and elsewhere recognise doctoral qualifications as an indicator of high quality performance which may lead to promotion within your current role.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 48 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

48 months

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £11,250 per year for 2018/19 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a Master’s-level qualification in an education-related subject and/or a bachelor’s degree with a First Class Honours.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more