The Doctorate in Education is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to gain a practice-focused higher degree. The EdD engages with education in its broadest sense across the age range from early years to adulthood. It is relevant to all educational settings and students come from a range of backgrounds beyond traditional education, such as the charity sector, prison, and social work.
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Participants with an interest inequality, diversity, sustainability and inclusion (themes within the realm of social justice) will gain much from working with a diverse group of peers and tutors from a range of backgrounds. Everyone associated with the EdD shares a commitment to the notion of social justice, which underpins our work in education and broader research at LSBU. The close association between the University Research Centres, LSBU's Doctoral Academy, and masters programmes provides opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community.
Opportunities for accreditation of prior learning are available to participants with an appropriate background, including significant publications, postgraduate teaching, and research experience, and this should be discussed with the Admissions Tutor who will also explain the APEL processes on request.
Key course information - ordered by mode
||2 years taught + 3 years independent
- What is an education for?
- Theorising critical issues in educational change and development
- Researching critical issues in educational change and development
- Issues and controversies in research
Year 3 onwards
- Independent research and dissertation
UK Higher Education increasingly demands doctorate level qualifications and a UK doctorate is usually preferred. Participants wishing to achieve promotion or develop a career in research or in senior positions in education benefit from having a doctorate. The opportunity to write for publication along the way is built into the EdD programme. Publishing in refereed journals is particularly important for participants looking to develop a career in academia.
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At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
As the EdD is a practice-based professional doctorate, some form of sustained access to the workplace (including voluntary work and self-employment) is essential.
Teaching and learning
You will benefit from an up to date Virtual Learning Environment via Moodle and be actively encouraged to make use of the extensive range of support services across the University. Access to an experienced relevant supervisory team is built into the research and dissertation phase.
The course is designed primarily for masters level graduates with a broad education background (including the LSBU MA in Education or MSc in Education for Sustainability) and for University staff with interests in teaching and learning, as well as other professionals in related fields.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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