University of Chester


Riverside Campus
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Rank: 88 (UKEAS)

Location: Riverside Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/10/01

Duration: 36 months

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University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Course overviewAssessing and understanding community needs to provide modes of delivery and educational content that improves levels of attainment and life chances, is the structural and thematic rationale of our course. This perspective is developed in two related areas: nationally, motivated by the increasing independence of schools; and internationally, particularly in developing countries, motivated by globalisation.Why Study Education in Society with us?This course will be delivered through blended learning, with each module designed and delivered by educational specialists. While this allows necessary variation between modules, in terms of specific assessment tasks and forms of knowledge, each blended learning module will have the following common characteristics:

  • A clear outline of the module content, form of delivery, and online content, including key research papers and assessment task
  • A guide to accessing module content
  • A variety of modes of content delivery, including digital materials, such as online seminars and video clips of documentaries
  • Routine online support from the module tutor.
How will I be taught?Teaching and assessment takes place in an exciting range of forms, which are designed to stimulate and best support your learning, and include podcasts, presentations, journals, interviews, written assignments, seminars and tutorials.Contact hours are: 18 hours (20-credit module); 36 hours (40-credit module); or 10 hours (60-credit module).Recommended workload hours are: 182 hours (20-credit module); 364 hours (40-credit module); or 590 hours (60-credit module).


Entry requirements

Normally the student would be expected to have completed a Master's degree before enrolling on the Education Doctorate.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for University of Chester.

About this university

International students

There are an average of 130 countries represented among the student body at Chester and there are country specific information portals on the website to begin the process of applying to one of its courses. There is also help and advice on hand to assist those from outside the UK in adapting to their new home, ranging from immigration and visas advice to financial guidance, help with finding part time work and accommodation assistance. Chester Student's Union is at the heart of extracurricular activities as well as supporting and representing the student body. The union operates a bar on the main campus as well as another in Warrington and three shops. There are also some 75 clubs and societies to get involves with. The sports clubs take part in the British Universities and Colleges Sports leagues as well as inter-campus competitions called Varsity. Away from sports, there are many interest based societies, arts and performance groups and even student media such as the radio station, known as Cat Radio, broadcasting daily from the Warrington campus.

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