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Supplementary regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) in School Improvement and Continuing Professional Development or Teacher Education or Literacy or Educational Leadership

This page contains the supplementary regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) in School Improvement and Continuing Professional Development or Teacher Education or Literacy of Educational Leadership. Its content is relevant to staff and students across all of the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

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Admissions requirements

1.   A candidate for the degree must:

(a)   Be a graduate of this or any other approved university normally holding a Bachelor's degree (normally first or second class Honours or equivalent) and normally holding an appropriate Masters degree from this or any other approved university, or

(b)   Hold such other qualifications as may, on the recommendation of the School, be deemed by Senate to be equivalent to the qualifications referred to in (a). 

Candidates will normally be expected to have a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience.

 

Course of study

2.   A candidate for the degree of EdD must have pursued in this University a full or part-time course of study comprising a taught component and a major research project. Completion of the EdD programme requires a minimum of two years' full-time supervised study or four years' part-time supervised study.
 

Taught component

Includes: candidates who fail to satisfy examiners; candidates who successfully complete taught programme but not the thesis

3   The taught component requires the completion of 120 credits as directed by the School of Education, normally during the first year of the course for full-time students or the first two years of the course for part-time students.

4   The assessment for each module shall consist of a formal assignment of 5,000- 6,000 words or equivalent. Work is assessed as either pass or fail using established School criteria for work at this level. Candidates are required to achieve a pass mark in the assessment for each module. There is no compensation offered for failed work.

5   Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in any of the above courses may be re-examined on such terms as decided by the Senate, on the recommendations of the School Exams Board. Candidates may normally be reexamined on one occasion only.

6   Candidates who complete successfully the taught programme but do not successfully complete the Thesis may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in School Improvement and Continuing Professional Development or a Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Education or a Postgraduate Diploma in Literacy or a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership.

 

Progression

7   Admission to the research element of the course is normally dependent upon successful completion of the taught component.
 

Thesis

8   Candidates are required to submit a thesis of 40,000-60,000 words on an approved topic.The thesis should offer an original application of knowledge in the area of relevance to the award title and should demonstrate the candidate's ability to integrate rigorous academic analysis with professional relevance and application.The thesis should be the result of the work done mainly while the candidate is registered for the degree. A certificate to this effect, countersigned by the candidate's supervisor, shall be submitted by the candidate when presenting the thesis.The submission should also be accompanied by evidence that the taught programme has been satisfactorily completed.
 

Award of EdD

9   The degree of EdD in School Improvement and Continuing Professional Development or the EdD in Teacher Education or the EdD in Literacy or the EdD in Educational Leadership will be conferred on candidates who have completed successfully the taught programme and submitted a thesis in a form and of a standard outlined above. Candidates are required to present themselves for viva voce examination to be conducted by one internal (academic) Examiner who is not one of the candidate's supervisors and one external (academic) Examiner.
 

Failure

Includes: candidate proceeding under this regulation

10   A candidate for the degree of EdD whose thesis fails to satisfy the Examiners may, by permission of Senate on the recommendation of the Examiners be allowed to: 

(a)   make minor corrections to the thesis to the satisfaction of the internal (academic) Examiner; or

(b)   re-present the same thesis and attend a second viva voce examination; or

(c)   re-present the thesis in a revised form and attend a second viva voce examination. or

(d)   re-present the thesis without attending a second viva voce examination.

A candidate proceeding under this regulation shall normally be required to pursue a further course of directed study for a specified period which will not normally exceed one calendar year. Candidates who re-present their thesis and again fail to satisfy the examiners may be awarded a Master of Philosophy as set out in (6) above.

 
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This content was last modified on 29 June 2020

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