University of Birmingham Ed D

University of Birmingham Ed D

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The EdD Education is ideal for students interested in a rigorous programme that combines the research elements of a PhD with significant taught components. This EdD has been designed to accommodate part-time study for full-time professionals. Seminars on a Friday afternoon and saturday allow students to engage with high level ideas while reflecting on their own working practices, contexts and research interests.

Students and graduates from the programme have backgrounds in a variety of professions including roles in traditional Education sectors, including FE and HE, as well as the Police, Fire Service and NHS. Students particularly benefit from the seminar group experience where they are enabled to encounter new ideas and to share responses and reflections in seminars – as opposed to the self-study format of a PhD. In addition, research training is provided.

Our graduates have secured employment in leading roles in numerous schools, FE colleges and HE institutions.

Course details

The School of Education offers wide and varied opportunities to undertake research programmes that will support the growth of research skills and build on subject knowledge. With over 100 lecturing and research staff and dedicated research centres, our School of Education is one of the largest research-led schools of education in the UK with a distinguished reputation for excellence in our research and teaching practice both nationally and internationally. We have a history of 5 star rated research and in the 2008 Research Excellence Exercise (RAE), 80% of our work was recognised as being of international quality. You will undertake advanced research under the supervision and guidance of an experienced member of the School of Education staff.

To complete this programme you have to gain a total of 540 credits. The programme divides into two parts, a taught element made up of modules totalling 180 credits, and a research thesis which is equivalent to 360 credits. All the taught elements take place on a Friday afternoon and Saturday making this programme ideal for those who wish to study part-time. Research training is provided.

Please view our Education PhD webpage if you wish to complete a research degree by thesis only.