Doctoral Study at BG
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About the EdD
The EdD cohort of 2011-2012 with Dr Kate
Adams (front far left) and Professor
John Sharp (back far right)
The Doctor in Education (EdD) is the premier academic qualification for experienced professionals working in the education sector. It is aimed at those who intend to extend their professional development and understanding through research and reflection on practice. The EdD is ideally suited to those who benefit from studying in a structured, collegiate environment consisting of two years of taught modules. These modules enable the development of research skills and the intellectual rigour demanded of professionals at doctoral level. They also provide the foundation for the subsequent period of study, the thesis stage, during which a thesis is written focused on an area of professional interest.
A supportive cohort is a key feature of the EdD. BG offers a single entry system, ensuring that students move through the taught modules together, enabling the development of a strong community. This community will facilitate peer review and reflection in a safe but challenging and stimulating intellectual environment. The cohort experience is further enriched by working closely with a small team of research active academics who will guide and support students throughout all aspects of the programme.
The entry requirements for an EdD are normally a Master's degree and at least three years' professional experience. At the point of application, you should be able to demonstrate that you have already identified a potential research project within a chosen discipline or field of enquiry. It is a part-time programme, typically taking 3-5 years to complete. The EdD is validated by the University of Leicester but will be delivered at BG.
Key dates for entry to the EdD in 2012-2013
Module 1: Developing as a researcher, 13 and 14 October 2012.
Module 2: Engaging the research community, 2 and 3 February 2013.
Module 3: Collaborative project, 11 and 12 May 2013.
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Research degrees at BG are carried out under the following regulations/policies:
Qa B5 Code of Practice for Research Degrees
Qa B6 Regulations Governing Research Degrees