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The University of Bolton

Doctor of Educational Leadership

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Rank: 126th (UKEAS)

Location: University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/01/01

Duration: 36 months

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Are you seeking to progress your career as a manager and leader in primary, secondary or tertiary education? Our Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdDL) degree focuses on helping you gain high standard professional, organisational and political skills and knowledge to meet the vast challenges associated with improving both public and private educational environments.The University of Bolton's EdD in Leadership is designed for working professionals who aspire to be educational leaders. If you're looking to strengthen your skills for leading groups in high-performing teaching and learning organisations, and connect relevant research with practice, this part-taught doctoral programme can support your career development.The Doctor of Education in Leadership differs from the traditional PhD in that it is in two parts. Stage one, the taught element, offers you the opportunity to complete blocks' of blended learning: combining online rich media-based interaction and collaborative work, seminars, online taught elements and tutorials with interactive collaborative coursework. You'll be guided to explore topics such as revisiting learning and teaching, the impact of emerging educational models, transformative learning, managing politics and policy influences, leadership and organisational transformation, and mastering the self'.Stage two involves a programme of directed and independent study leading to the development and submission of your research proposal, followed by the production and defence of your own critical commentary. Our welcoming team of experienced, professionally and academically qualified staff will help you to understand how you can align your research topic of interest to other current research in applicable fields, and apply it to your own professional practice and context.


Entry requirements

Details of the entry requirements for this course are listed on the University of Bolton's website.

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IELTS: 6.0

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About this university

International students

Around 8% of students travel to Bolton from outside the UK, representing around 70 different countries. They come under the heading of the International Department who are on hand to help them with the various matters arising from studying in another country. There are country specific information on the website such as applications as well as visas and immigration information. There is also support and advice on hand for a range of different topics including matters such as getting a bank account or registering for health care. There are English language resources available for those wanting to learn or improve their skills in this area and guidance for matters such as bringing a family to Bolton and finding part time work between studies. There is also the International Society, a group to embrace the various groups and backgrounds at the university and share these with others. The main heart of extracurricular activity at the university is the Students Union, with its building on Deane Road in the main campus. This is also home to the bar and the support and advice facilities known as the Advice Unit. There are a number of sports for students to get involved with and among the facilities on offer for them to use is an eight lane 25 metre competition swimming pool, sports halls and a climbing wall. Sports range from basketball and football to both types of rugby and hockey. Away from sports there are various societies and clubs to get involved with ranging from academic interest groups to cultural groups such as the International Society and even those based around shared interest such as gaming. Performing arts including dance and drama have their own groups and students can also start their own should they find a gap in which their interest falls. Finally there are also charity and volunteering groups to help students give back to the community.

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