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Professional Doctorate in Education
Postgraduate course
EdD

Professional Doctorate in Education

Overview

This is a cross-disciplinary research degree with equivalent learning outcomes to a PhD, including its level of award and title. It will provide 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 is 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.

Entry Requirements

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.
English Language Requirement: 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. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

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.
English Language Requirement: 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.
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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.

Modules & 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.

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 for this course are not yet confirmed.
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Facilities

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    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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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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