|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 would like to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Coursework, assignments, presentations and research project.
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.
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:
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.