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Building on the diverse and cosmopolitan nature of East London, the Cass School of Education aims, through its Doctorate in Education, to provide opportunities for professionals working in the field of education to undertake doctoral study related to their own professional contexts. The programme consists of two stages. In the first stage participants complete 5 modules of course work.
This includes structured training in research methods (3 modules), as well as exposure to key issues and theoretical concepts in 2 option modules from a choice of disciplinary areas in which the School has a strong reputation: Language and Education, Early Childhood Studies, Educational Leadership and Management, and Education and Community. The second stage consists of the doctoral thesis. The EdD is at a level equivalent to the traditional PhD but with structured progression through the programme including a formal taught component. The programme is designed to provide participants with opportunities to:
* create and interpret new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to extend the forefront of the discipline, satisfy peer review and merit publication;
* develop a deep understanding of research methodologies and to use this understanding to critically investigate educational and professional contexts;
* disseminate research and ideas through written and oral modes clearly and critically.
Doctor of Education at UEL
The Cass School of Education is active in a range of research activities, particularly in the fields of language, diversity and multilingual education, early childhood education, leadership and management, and community education. Research in the School is structured around a number of Research Groups which cover these disciplinary areas, and these groups have all developed international reputations for their work in research and professional development in their areas of specialisms. The programme reflects:
* The aspirations of a 21st century University
* The multi-cultural and diverse society in which we live
* A commitment to the local area as well as to an international and comparative perspective to education
* Equal opportunities and mutual respect for all
* Widening access to university education
* High quality teaching and regular and responsive tutorial support
It is possible to move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact on the overall duration of their study period.
The normal minimum and maximum periods of registration for a Professional Doctorate are as follows:
Full-time Minimum - 33 months Maximum -48 months
Part-time Minimum - 45 months Maximum - 60 months
It is a flexible programme in that it is possible to move from full time to part time study and vice versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments.
The EdD is a modular programme, specifically directed to professional development in education through research. It consists of two stages. In Stage One, three core educational research methods modules and two subject modules (options) are taught. The options are in the areas of: Language and Education,Early Childhood Studies, Educational Leadership and Management, and Education and Community. In Stage Two, participants complete a research thesis. The Programme can be completed Part-Time in 45-60 months or Full-Time in 33-48 months.
A student who successfully completes 120 credits of taught modules, including ETM600 and ETM601, from the Professional Doctorate programme is eligible for the Award of Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Research.
A student who successfully completes 60 credits of taught modules, including ETM600 or ETM601 or both, from the Professional Doctorate programme is eligible for the Award of Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Research.
Evening and/or weekend study sessions comprising of lectures, seminars, study groups and tutorials.