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Please ensure you select the mode of attendance and start date that you wish to apply for below.
If you haven't begun an online application already, you will need to select 'new user' once the form is opened and set up a username and password. This allows you to save and return to your application if you can't complete the application in one go.
|Doctor of Education (EdD): January 2025
|part time attendance
We will require the following pieces of information to allow us to confirm your place on the course. These can be forwarded to us after you have submitted your application:
Proposed research project, this should be uploaded with your application via OSIS or emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org, please see below details of how this should be presented.
If English is not your first language we will require proof of your proficiency, which will generally be either an IELTS or TOEFL test certificate. If you do not hold a formal English language qualification, please indicate how you have acquired your proficiency in written and spoken English. See postgraduate English language requirements.
Two references, at least one of which should be an academic reference (e.g. a college/university tutor or course director). If you left higher education several years ago, please request a reference from a professional who can comment on your suitability for the course you have applied for.
These can be scanned and attached to the online application, or alternatively you can email your referees' details to email@example.com and we will send them a reference form to complete and return.
For your application, you will need to prepare and submit, as an attached document, a 'statement of the proposed research' (approx. 2000 words, excluding the reference list and any other supplementary item, e.g. bibliography).
Below is a short guide to help you prepare this statement. Please note that the proposed research, at this stage, is indicative and may change during the first phase of the programme, particularly during the fourth module, which is specially designed for the development of the research proposal for the project that you will undertake.
There is no standardised form for this statement, but it should outline the areas of your interest, your general insight into your chosen research topic, what you want to find out, why, how and from whom/where. You are not expected, at this stage, to be an expert and to know all the details of your research topic, but to have a good understanding of it and of the contribution it might make.
In line with the above, your statement it is recommended to include the following (not necessarily with the recommending order and wording):
If the postgraduate admissions tutor requires further information or wishes to invite you to further assessment by interview they will contact you directly. You will then hear whether your application has been successful.
If you do not clearly meet the standard entry requirements and the admission tutor wishes to see a portfolio from you, you will be sent an email asking you to upload your zipped portfolio to the Kingston University drop box within three weeks of the date of the email request. It will provide a dedicated course link to allow you to do this.
The drop box homepage will ask you to enter your Kingston ID number, your name and the course name, as well as a confirmation email address to confirm receipt. Please enter this information carefully so we can clearly match your submitted portfolio to your application. You will automatically receive a confirmation email to confirm that you have successfully submitted your portfolio.