Doctor of Education (EdD) Studentships, University of Leicester, UK

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University of Leicester UKThe School of Education is pleased to offer ten fee-waiver studentships for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Education (EdD) programme. The studentships will pay half of the part-time University UK/EU tuition fees for five years.

Doctor of Education Programme
The School of Education has an excellent reputation for being at the forefront of education research of national and international significance.

Our part-time Doctorate of Education:

  • allows leading professionals to investigate contemporary issues and themes in education
  • draws on the School of Education’s outstanding strengths in research and teaching
  • uses the very latest online technologies

Students completing this course will be able to:

  • make informed judgments on complex issues in education
  • undertake pure and/or applied research into education
  • communicate your ideas and conclusions effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences – a key ability in contemporary education research

The EdD is equivalent to a PhD and like the PhD allows holders to title themselves “doctor”. It is ideal for education professionals who wish to conduct research in their own professional context. Your findings can contribute substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches in your field.

Research Areas and Supervision
We welcome applications from those looking to work in areas compatible with the research interests of our staff, which include:

  • Educational Leadership, Learning, and Change
  • Engagement and Vulnerability in Education
  • Education for Social Justice
  • Participatory Approaches to Innovation and Reform in Education
  • Pedagogy and Innovation in Mathematics and Science Education
  • Testing, Assessment, and Measurement Research

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will also hold - or expect to hold by October 2013 - a Masters degree. It is desirable that applicants have three years’ professional experience in education.

These studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. Please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. International applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.

The studentships are for part-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.

Informal Enquiries
Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Leigh Blair, Administrative Officer (Doctoral Programmes):

  • +44 (0)116 229 7524

Apply Now
To apply, simply follow our three-point checklist:

  1. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
  2. Prepare your supporting documents
  3. Submit your online application or apply by post

The closing date for receipt of applications is 19 April 2013. Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered.

IMPORTANT - In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for a “October 2013 EdD Fees Studentship”

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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