As a recently qualified teacher, you may be considering your longer term ambitions. Undertaking a doctoral level study may be a way forward, especially if you want to extend the boundaries of your knowledge and your professional practice.
The PhD or the EdD
Dependent on your qualifications and/or professional experience, there are two key routes available to you:
A PhD is one of the highest internationally recognised academic qualifications that any institution can award. BGU provides opportunities for full or part-time PhD study within its growing community of scholars and healthy research culture. Throughout your studies you will work on an 80,000-word thesis along with experts in the field, to contribute original knowledge which is of publishable quality.
An EdD is the premier academic qualification for experienced professionals working in the education sector and allied fields. You will write assignments totalling 25,000 words over two years before writing a 55,000-word thesis which extends professional development and understanding through both research and reflection on practice at the highest level.
To find out more about the expectations and the challenges which doctoral level study brings, please contact Dr Kate Adams, our Reader for Education and Academic Co-ordinator for the EdD, via firstname.lastname@example.org.