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Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

教育专业博士学位(EdD)

Jan/Sep

Start date

3 years

Course duration

£15,450

Course fees

1月/9月

开始日期

3年

课程时间

£15,450

课程费用

Course information

The EdD programme at Buckingham brings together an exciting international research community. Our Doctoral Programme in Education promotes and endorses the highest level of knowledge, skills and experiences of leaders in schools and education in the belief that this recognition will impact significantly on practice. An EdD is at the same level as a PhD. Like a PhD the EdD requires students to make a unique contribution to knowledge. A distinguishing element of an EdD is that it is also required to ensure your study results in a tangible impact on practice.  This is because the EdD is a practitioner/professional doctorate which means that it is designed for professionals working in Education and that the focus of study should be on the nature of Educational practice.

Every student attends an Induction Programme and then is allocated two personal supervisors. You have a main supervisor who will be a critical friend through the process, and you will have approximately 12 hours of supervision each year. Students are supported by webinars and by two study days in November and another two study days in April. You are expected to attend these for the first three years. The online support guides you through some of the key elements of completing a doctorate, for example, research methodology, engaging with literature and philosophical frameworks.

The doctorate:

  • Can be completed in 3-6 years part-time
  • Involves itself in the professional practice of educational practitioners
  • Can be achieved by the creation of a portfolio or a traditional thesis
  • Has a highly competitive course fee
  • Is available completely online

Course content

The University of Buckingham EdD is appropriate for experienced practitioners and postgraduate students who already hold an MA or equivalent. Doing a doctorate is likely to be one of the most intellectually challenging experiences of your professional career. Despite its challenges it is hoped that you will also find the experience hugely rewarding. The programme aims to enable those working in education to develop expertise through critical evaluation of research and scholarship in their chosen field of interest. Students will develop skills that allow them to critically analyse, engage in and reflect on educational issues. Whilst the intensity of the doctorate might seem daunting, the programme is designed for students to be able to complete study alongside their work in education.  Students will contribute to wider debate on education and reflect on the implications of their study for educators and learners. The expectation is that on average you will spend 15 hours a week studying.  This takes into account time spent with you supervisor, study days as well as your own independent research, reading and study.

We offer two routes to achieving the EdD at Buckingham:

  1. a traditional thesis; or
  2. a portfolio route

The choice of route will be decided in discussion with your supervisors.

Many people will be familiar with the structure of the doctoral thesis; it is a pathway that encompasses a review of literature followed by the pursuit of a research project and as the EdD is a professional thesis, this would also include an evaluation of the implications for practice that the work would have within a particular educational context. A thesis consists of a continuous narrative, divided up into chapters that form a whole. Each chapter contributes to the main idea and builds a logical sustained argument cumulatively from start to end.

By comparison a doctorate by submission of a professional portfolio reflects on a particular area of focus and interest through the production of a collection of different papers that together form a whole.  If you have already published articles and documents of different kinds, then the portfolio may be suitable for you.

It is important to recognise that both require the same level of academic rigour. A thesis is an extended piece of research that presents an argument supported by evidence and reference to relevant research. For the portfolio, it is the overriding argument that binds the varied contents of the portfolio together through use of linking documents. Both pathways also require an ability to be critical both in terms of one’s own position and also in the further development of your own critical voice when encountering a range of alternative views. Both pathways will also contribute something unique and original to your existing knowledge. Originality may lie in the discovery or collection of material never before used; or it may lie in a new approach to more familiar material.  Your progress with this work will be assessed at regular stages to determine your suitability to continue on the course.

Assessment for a doctorate is by the presentation of a 60,000 word thesis or portfolio that is examined by viva voce.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have:

  • an Honours Degree or equivalent and a Master's Degree
  • at least three years' experience as a practitioner in Education

Fees

            Start   Type   1st Year  Total cost

Jan 2023

Part-time (3 Years)

UK £5,150 £15,450
INT £5,150 £15,450

Sep 2023

Part-time (3 Years)

UK TBC TBC
INT TBC TBC

How to apply

Applicants are required to complete an application form (available via the 'Apply' button above) and to provide a doctoral proposal. On application, you will receive a form to be completed. This requires you to consider:

  • the focus (topic) of your research and/or evidence (e.g. leadership, curriculum development, etc.)
  • an introduction to existing literature reflecting your focus
  • how at this point you think you will carry out the work
  • the impact you feel this could have on educational practice
  • your motivations for carrying out this work at this time and an introduction to your own educational context.

Your application will be assessed against a number of different criteria. These include:

  • the suitability of your topic as one that has the ability to be developed at this level
  • your ability to communicate effectively in English
  • the way in which your area of interest relates to your own professional experience and background
  • your academic record to date.

These applications will be reviewed and every applicant will then be interviewed by the Course Director. Applicants should have a focus linked to their professional remit and provide evidence that significantly contributes to the application of knowledge that is relevant locally, nationally and internationally.

Before being able to join us, you will need to supply:

  • copy of your degree certificate
  • copy of your Masters certificate
  • copy of your passport photo page (and visa/work permit where necessary)
  • head and shoulder style photo for your University identity card

The closing date for applications: 4 December 2022(January 2023 entry).

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白金汉大学教育专业博士项目为申请人提供一个令人兴奋的国际研究社区。这个博士项目为那些来自学校和教育界的,代表了最高知识水平、技术和经验的行业领军人物背书。我们相信,获得该项目的认可将深远地影响行业实践。

教育专业博士学位(EdD)跟学术博士学位(PhD)是同等水平的。跟PhD一样,EdD也要求学生能够为新知识的发现做出贡献, 而EdD的不同之处在于,需要确保学习成果能够对实践产生明确的影响。这是因为EdD是一个针对实践者/专业人士的博士项目,换句话说,是专门为在教育领域工作的职业人士而量身定制的,其学习的重点理应侧重教育实践。

学生将参加入学导向活动,并得到两位导师的指导。这其中一位是主导师,将在整个项目的学习过程中发挥至关重要的良师诤友的作用。主导师每年的辅导时间是大概12个小时。学生将通过网络研讨会学习。每年的十一月和四月还分别有两个在线学习日。这些在线学习日在项目的前三年都要求实时参加。这些在线支持将指导学生完成博士学位的核心内容学习,比如研究方法、文献研究以及哲学框架等。

该博士学位:

  • 可在3-6年内兼读完成
  • 与教育工作者的教育实践高度相关
  • 可通过论文集(portfolio)或传统的博士论文(thesis)完成学业
  • 课程学费极具市场竞争力
  • 完全通过线上的方式完成

课程内容

白金汉大学教育专业博士项目适合那些拥有硕士或者同等学历的有经验的教育从业者或研究生。读博士很有可能是很多人职业生涯中最具智力挑战性的经历之一,但我们希望这个经历也会让你收获颇丰。

项目旨在通过批判地评价兴趣领域的现有研究和理论,使学生发展自己的专业水准。学生将会发展批判分析的技能,并深入了解和反思不同的教育议题。虽然博士项目的学习强度让人生畏,但申请人可以放心,项目的设计确保了学生可以在工作的同时完成学业。

学生将为大的教育议题贡献自己的想法和研究并且反思自己的研究对于其他教育家和学习者的意义。我们希望学生能够每周平均花15个小时的时间用于项目学习,这包括与导师沟通的时间、必修的学习日以及自己的独立研究、阅读和学习的时间。

学生可通过以下两种方式毕业;
1.传统的博士论文,或
2.论文集

您将与导师讨论决定选择哪种方式完成博士学位。

很多人对于博士论文的结构比较熟悉。这个路径包含文献研究和开展自己的研究项目。教育专业博士论文作为一个专业论文,它还将包括该项研究对于特定教育背景下的教育实践的意义。论文是分割成不同章节的连续叙述,所有章节构成一体。每一个章节对于文章主旨皆有所贡献并且从头到尾在逻辑上持续推进。相比较而言,通过提交不同主题的小论文形成的专业作品集而获得的博士学位则可以反映出学生的关注重点和研究兴趣领域。如果你已经发表过不同类型的文章,那由论文集完成博士学习可能是适合你的路径。

需要承认的是,两种路径都要求学生有同样的学术严谨度。论文是有关一项研究的长篇论述,作者的观点通过综述相关研究成果和提供各类佐证来证明。作品集有一个凌驾于所有内容之上的一个论断,并通过使用把不同内容的文章串联起来的文件使之形成一个整体。

两个路径都要求学生在碰到不同观点时,保持对于自己所处环境偏见的敏感性并努力发展自己的批判性观点。 两个路径都要求对现有观点贡献与众不同和原创的新发现。原创性既可以来此与从未应用过的材料的发现和搜集,也可以来自与对于现有材料的新的研究方法。学校将对学生的研究进行规律的测评以确保你继续该项研究的适当性。

对于博士学位的测评是通过一个6万词的博士论文或通过演讲展示的论文集完成的。

入学要求

申请该项目,你需拥有:

  • 荣誉学士学位或同等学位和硕士学位
  • 教育行业三年(含)以上的从业经验

费用

项目开始时间

第一年

总费用

2023年1月
兼读(3年)

£5,150

£15,450

2023年9月
兼读(3年)

TBC

TBC

除此,申请人还需支付£275的不可退还的申请注册费。

费用发票将在课程开始的9月份开具。可以按学期或学年支付学费。如需按学期分期支付,可在收到发票时直接与财务部门确认。 

如何申请

请点击页面底部的“申请”,或者联系招生官 [email protected]开始申请。

申请者需要完成网上申请,并且提交博士阶段的研究计划。申请时,您会收到填写研究计划的统一表格模板。研究计划会要求您明确如下事宜:

  • 研究主题及/或研究材料(比如领导力、课程开发等)
  • 有关该主题的现有文献介绍
  • 计划如何开展研究
  • 该项研究对与教育实践的意义
  • 开展该项研究的目的以及本人教育背景的介绍

我们将就如下标准对你的申请进行评估:

  • 是否有能力开展并完成该研究
  • 是否有能力使用英语有效沟通
  • 研究兴趣是否与职业经历和背景相关联
  • 过往学术成绩

申请被审核后,每位申请人都将被邀请参加该项目的面试环节,面试官是该课程的课程主任。申请人的研究重点应该与自己的工作内容相关,并且可以提供证据证明这项研究成果对于当地、全国甚至国际上的知识都极具意义。

申请人需提交:

  • 学士学位证复印件
  • 硕士学位证复印件
  • 护照照片页复印件(如需要,另请提供相关签证/工作许可页面复印件)
  • 用于大学学生证的证件照

申请截止日期: 2022年12月4日(2023年1月入学)

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