Doctor of Education in
Doctorate in Education EdD
University of Stirling
36 - 96 months
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
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Our Doctor of Education (EdD) is an ideal development opportunity if you’re a senior education professional seeking to enhance and utilise your research expertise. Whatever your area of education – from schools, colleges, early years provision, and universities to professional, work-based and lifelong learning, or policy development – earning an EdD will position you as a leader in your field.
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Our Doctor of Education is tailored to the needs of busy professionals and combines an excellent grounding in research methods and educational theory with the opportunity to put your research to work in improving professional policy and practice.
You’ll work towards your EdD either full or part-time under the guidance of expert researchers who have helped to secure the University’s reputation in the field of Education.
The EdD will enable you to develop research on your own chosen topics in ways that are deeply connected to important professional interests, practices, policies and impacts. Like the PhD, the EdD meets the requirements for the production of a significant, original and rigorous contribution to the field.
Distinctively, the EdD course starts with taught modules before the supervised research phases begin. The taught modules look at theories and paradigms of research and orientations to methodology and inquiry.
The Doctor of Education (EdD) is an innovative interdisciplinary course, offered on a flexible full and part-time basis. The course comprises six core modules, which are taught both online and face-to-face.
Study of the modules is followed by the conduct of an empirical study focused on an aspect of professional practice and, thereafter, the production of a doctoral thesis of up to 60,000 words.
You'll be assessed in each course module through assignments approximately 3,000 words in length but many modules have more than one assignment and take creative approaches to the use of digital, creative, and collaborative assignment production for assessment.
The EdD also leads to the production of a dissertation (ASRP020 / ASRP021) of 15k words, and, thereafter, a thesis (up to 60,000 words) under expert supervision by Education staff from the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Dr Greg Mannion
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