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Teesside University

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Teesside University
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Rank: 95 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Teesside University

Website: https://www.tees.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/09/16

Duration: 36 months


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95

The Complete University Guide
92

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Description

Our Doctorate in Education offers you the opportunity to combine advanced academic study with professional experience in a manner decided largely by you, with the support of a Director of Studies and the programme team. It provides you with the chance to consider the role of research in educational practice and what that means for you as an educator-researcher before embarking on your thesis. You are expected to be engaged as a professional in education and as such the preferred route for study is part-time. However, if you can make a compelling case for your likely success at completing the programme in a shorter, more intensive fashion, and are engaged in full-time employment then you may be considered for full-time study. Initial modules focus on the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of practice and research. You are encouraged to develop your reflexivity, positioning yourself as a critically informed practitioner within a field understood as inevitably problematic but open to exploration and possible change through research. Whilst some educational doctorate provision provides a programme of modules covering aspects of sociology, psychology, education, research methods and health studies, this programme focuses on a core of reflection on the combination of research and educational praxis, remaining flexible in its assessment strategy so as to enable you to focus on your own area of interest. It will position you as a creative agent able to use academic study and practice to inform each other and synthesise the two to develop responses to challenges and opportunities in practice. The programme is designed to enable you to consolidate and build upon previous learning and experience in your working role. It is a key to new opportunities in education, whichever setting or sector you currently operate within. It is intended to create close links between the programme activities and content in relation to on-going professional practice. You are likely to have already undergone considerable training and professional development but it is expected that this qualification will enhance your development even further. Visit Teesside University’s website for more information.

Requirements

Entry requirements

You are expected to be engaged as a professional in education and as such the preferred route for study is part-time. However, if you can make a compelling case for your likely success at completing the programme in a shorter, more intensive fashion, and are engaged in full-time employment then you may be considered for full-time study. The programme equates to 540 credits, of which up to 60 may be M Level credits. To be accepted onto the programme you will normally have achieved a relevant and appropriate Master's level qualification within the last five years and have at least two years professional experience in a relevant field. If you have yet to achieve this amount of M level credits then you could complete the required amount by studying two modules on our Master's in Education programme. If you have completed 60 credits in a relevant and appropriate level 7 programme of study within the last 5 years, for example, you have achieved a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in an education or research methods based programme, or have been awarded 60 credits on the Teesside University Master's in Education, you have advanced standing of 60 M level credits towards the EdD. In some circumstances you may be accepted with other experience or qualifications or involvement in educational research activity. The interview is informal but applicants are expected to give considered answers to questions concerning their past educational experience; views on the relationship of research to practice; potential ideas for original research; reflections on their own ontological and epistemological stance. The team will reach a decision on the application based on a judgement as to our ability to satisfactorily support the area of study or approach to research you seek to pursue.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0


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About this university

International students

There is a large and varied international student population at the university and plenty to help them adjust to their new surroundings. From the beginning of the application process, there is help on hand including country-specific information and assistance with immigration and visas. Once in Teesside, there is support and advice from various sources including the Students Union who operate a number of different groups that may be of interest. There is also support for different faiths within the university and culture groups. Plus there is help on hand with matters such as financial advice, getting a bank account and working between studies. The Student Union organises the out of class activities for the students at Teesside and there are around 40 clubs and 20 societies to pick from, under the heading of SU Activities. There are also charity work opportunities through the Raising and Giving and other volunteer programs. The union also runs SU Link, providing help and advice to members on subject both academic and non-academic as well as encouraging students to take an active role in running their union. The clubs and societies available do cover all possible options. These range from cultural groups such as Chinese or Indian to those based around a faith such as the Islamic society. There are interest and academic groups including historical, chemical engineering and occupation therapy as well as performing arts such as drama. Sports range from competitive team sports such as football and rugby to fitness and well-being groups. The teams also take part in the various BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges around the country while the fitness activities make use of the various facilities across the campus create specifically for the students.

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