The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
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History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of... [+]
Research on Higher Education at Kent includes work on education policy, the philosophy, economics, management and politics of higher education, disciplinary teaching and learning, learning technology, academic practice and sociological perspectives on academic work. [+]
Kent's School of Psychology supports research in a number of areas, including: social psychology; developmental psychology; forensic psychology; cognitive psychology; existential psychology; personality and motivation. [+]
American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. [+]
The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies brings together academic staff members from all the schools in the Faculty of Humanities, and offers postgraduate training in medieval and early modern research methods to students from many different disciplines. [+]
The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and... [+]
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields, the EdD provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally focused, cohort-based doctorate. It combines taught courses with independent research.The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and substantial piece of professionally-oriented education research. Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.The EdD is open to professionals who are currently practising in education, healthcare or a related setting, and who normally have a minimum of four years’ experience and a master's qualification. The programme of study is structured specifically to meet the needs of people who are in full-time employment.The course is highly collegial. Sessions draw upon the rich and varied experiences that EdD students bring with them, and the exploration of commonalities across disciplines is integral to the programme of study. You are actively encouraged critically to explore your own practice and to be engaged as fully as possible in the learning process.... [-]