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3 - 5 Years
September 2022

This course has been specially designed for professionals working in educational settings, enabling you to gain a doctorate level qualification.

Learning on this course is situated firmly with you, as a practitioner, researching and developing your own knowledge and generating impact within your organisation and for your learners.

The first year modules focus on research as a professional practitioner, examining policy and preparing to design your own research project. The second year modules will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of academic writing and theoretical perspectives in research in education. You’ll also begin your own research project.

We’ll enable you to make a contribution to both theory and practice in relation to your professional role in education. And you’ll advance your practice through making an original contribution to professional knowledge.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be allocated a supervisory team and have access to module tutors and the course leader, who have expertise in doctoral level study.
  • You’ll be part of a thriving and supportive community of academics who are active researchers. Everyone on this course is a highly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable professional.

What you'll do

  • Throughout the course you’ll benefit from attending regular seminars and guest lectures hosted by high profile experts from various educational fields.
  • As part of becoming a Doctor in Education, you will be invited to become a member of a growing number of practitioner-researchers, and to contribute to annual network events and conferences sponsored by the University’s research community and a range of national and international professional academic bodies.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Previous graduates have gone on to advance their careers, gaining promotion at work and/or taking on new roles as academics. 

Fees and Funding

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Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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