Canterbury Christ Church University

Education (Doctorate)

Canterbury Campus
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Rank: 125 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Canterbury Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/09/01

Duration: 30 months

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The programme delivers the advantages of working within a community of fellow researchers, engaging seminars, presentations and publication whilst at the same time becoming involved in a substantial individual research thesis of your own. The sense of community, of collaboration in the development of ideas and the opportunity to explore in depth aspects of research, policy and professional practice, is at the core of this course. The taught stage of the Ed.D consists of seven modules – you will study one module each term: Term 1: The role and nature of theory Term 2: Critical theory Term 3: The development of professional knowledge Term 4: Research: self and positioning Term 5: Methods and methodologies Term 6: Policy research and truth Term 7: The research proposal.


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the Ed.D are that you have a Masters Degree and four years professional experience.

About this university

International students

There are some 80 different countries represented at the university and a range of advice support and help on hand for them. The International Department provides a range of country specific information on the website to help with applications as well as funding and scholarships details. There is help from the International Student Support team who can offer non-academic advice in matters such as healthcare, housing, financial guidance as well as visas and immigration. There are also English language courses for those wishing to learn or better their skills in the language. Finally, there is assistance through Unitemps for those wishing to work between studies. There is a wealth of help and advice on hand for students at the university as well as extracurricular activities. There is a network of trained advisors to help with matters such as wellbeing advice, developing academic skills and even faith and religious matters. The university offers an Extra Award for students based around their activities outside the classroom and can be gained alongside degree studies. Opportunities include volunteering to help with the larger community as well as working in the Student’s Union. The union organise the various clubs and societies on offer ranging from interest groups such as the beach project and Harry Potter Society to culture groups such as the Asian Society. There are academic groups as well as sports and plenty of opportunities to try something new or even start your own society.

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