Education Doctorate Programme (EdD)
During the programme, you have the opportunity to practise and develop many key skills, such as searching literature, communication and ICT skills, and other skills associated with independent research. Students are responsible for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses in the key skills and studying independently to improve them. Feedback from formative and summative assessment tasks may also help to identify areas for improvement.
The taught sessions normally consist of 30 hours of contact time for each module. In addition to the taught sessions students are expected to work independently on each module, on the ideas directly related to the module, the assignment, and the key skills. This independent work will sometimes be directed by the tutor; for instance, reading material relevant to the next session, preparing for discussion, or researching into a related area. In addition to these directed tasks, students are expected to spend time developing their understanding of the ideas in the module and the key skills, preparing for assignments, and carrying out independent reading and research, as well as reflecting on the ideas from the module that support the development of key skills.