Education Doctorate Programme (EdD)
Length of course (for part-time study): Normally 5 years divided into 3 stages
Part 1 : Taught modules
Six modules are taken in the first year by full-time students and in the first two years by part-time students in the School of Education and Human Development at Bangor. The six modules include:
• Two compulsory modules:
o Research Methods in Education
o Thesis Proposal
• Four optional modules (students must choose four modules from those offered; for details, see Modules below)
Study Guides will be provided for most modules. Some core texts may be recommended for purchase by module tutors. Each module bears 30 credits at Level 7.
Modules may be taught during weekdays, at weekends, or in a summer school, depending on needs and resources.
Part 2 : Thesis
Students may not progress to Part 2 until they have successfully completed Part 1. The thesis is an in-depth work on a specialist topic to be completed within 2-4 years for full-time students or within 3-5 years for part-time students. Students are expected to present a thesis that meets the criteria set by Bangor University. The thesis should be based on the thesis proposal from Part 1, or, for students awarded a Bangor scholarship, on a research topic designated by the supervisor(s) It should have a maximum length of 50,000 words. Students will be required to defend it in an oral examination attended by two examiners (one internal and the other external) appointed by CELL.