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Postgraduate course
EdD

Professional Doctorate in Education

Professional Doctorate in Education

Professional Doctorate in Education

International Scholarships available

Overview

This is a cross-disciplinary research degree with equivalent learning outcomes to a PhD, including its level of award and title. It aims to extend and deepen your knowledge of contemporary educational issues and will help to refine your research skills by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a research project within your chosen professional field.

You will enhance your understanding of research and its application, engaging in critical discussions and reflections that involve in-depth consideration of the relationships between theory and practice. The academic portion of this programme consists of three taught units. The thesis component involves one substantive research study of 60,000 words.

Support will be provided in your first year of taught study through evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions on campus, combined with regular meetings with your supervisor. You will continue to be supported throughout the remainder of your research programme by your supervisory teams and as you engage in the University's research culture and network with like-minded peers.

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress your professional learning and development through an extended period of research-based study with the intention of making original contributions to knowledge.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates for Professional Doctorates should normally have an appropriate honours degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution and have had a minimum of three years of professional experience. Professional experience will be understood as practical experience within the relevant field of enquiry. In addition to completing an application form applicants will also need to submit a research proposal. All applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview by the course leader.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

Candidates for Professional Doctorates should normally have an appropriate honours degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution and have had a minimum of three years of professional experience. Professional experience will be understood as practical experience within the relevant field of enquiry. In addition to completing an application form applicants will also need to submit a research proposal. All applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited to interview by the course leader.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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Careers

Pavla Beier

Careers

Pavla Beier
Assistant Artistic Director Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah

MA Childhood Studies & Early Years

“After doing my Masters, I have a much broader knowledge of the psychological and developmental stages of young audiences. From that, I have gained a deeper understanding as to why they respond in the ways they do.

Teaching and learning

This unit will cover a range of methodological approaches, data collection and analysis and ethical issues related to the field of educational research.

Literature Review Part A & Part B

You will examine and evaluate English education policy and politics across the sector, the nation and throughout the rest of the world in order to critically review the new ways education is being developed through professional practice.

This unit will cover a range of methodological approaches, data collection and analysis and ethical issues related to the field of educational research.

Literature Review Part A & Part B

You will examine and evaluate English education policy and politics across the sector, the nation and throughout the rest of the world in order to critically review the new ways education is being developed through professional practice.

Dr Caroline Bligh
Dr Caroline Bligh
Head of Subject
Caroline's rich and varied career has included working as a nurse and primary teacher in London, before being appointed as an English as an additional language co-ordinator here in Leeds. Caroline joined us in 2006 and her research focuses on young children's access to silent spaces in the Early Years environment and the significance of these spaces to their learning.
The Professional Doctorate in Education is an ideal programme of study as it enables professionals across a wide range of educational careers to pursue a study of unique interest to them whilst continuing in their chosen career paths.
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £2163. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

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