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Doctor of Education EdD

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Part time 5–6 years Distance learning To be confirmed

This programme is not currently recruiting. A new Doctorate in Education at Kingston University is under development – if you are interested in finding out more then please email cpdoffice@kingston.ac.uk.

Choose Kingston's Doctor of Education EdD

This part-time programme enables education professionals to undertake a substantial investigation into an area of current professional practice in education, following contextual modules focused on methods and philosophies of educational enquiry, professionalism and teaching and learning. The EdD is offered in collaboration with Roehampton University and involves attendance at weekend conferences, tutorials and online learning activities in the preparation of module assignments, which are focused on professional practice.

What will you study?

During the first two years of this five-year programme, you will study modules on professional issues, research methods and design, and issues in teaching and learning. In the remaining three years, you will undertake a research project that builds on the knowledge acquired from the modules and relates to an area of professional practice. You will report your project in a thesis of 45,000 words or equivalent.

Assessment

Coursework, assignments, presentations and research project.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

  • Professionalism in Education
  • Professionalism and Professional Practice
  • Educational Research: Philosophy and Practice
  • Design and Method in Educational Research
  • Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
  • Current Issues in Teaching and Learning

Stage 2 (Years 3, 4 and 5)

  • Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will produce a formal proposal for a Research Project and present it at a seminar. This should build on the knowledge you have gained from the core modules and relate to an issue of professional interest to yourself, perhaps within:

    • a curriculum area (such as music education)
    • an age-phase or sector (such as adult or early childhood education); or
    • a field of management and policy-making (such as the development of an institutional plan).

    Once the proposal has been accepted, you begin work on the project, with the guidance and tutorial support of supervisors appointed from among the staff of the two institutions.

     
  • You report your Research Project in a thesis, portfolio, creative work or mixed media format (according to the topic and methodology) of 45,000 words or equivalent and assessed by a viva voce examination.

     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

For further information:

School of Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Kingston Hill and Roehampton University

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For further information:

School of Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Kingston Hill and Roehampton University

View Kingston Hill and Roehampton University on our Google Maps
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