The Sheffield EdD at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

This course will help you develop your own high standards of research that can be applied to a range of professional and managerial careers. You can study from anywhere at any time and share experiences with fellow students during the study weekends in Sheffield. Course description The Sheffield EdD is a vibrant and successful distance learning programme which attracts students from all over the world. The programme is based on a structure of study weekends, so you can study from anywhere at any time and also share experiences with fellow students at the weekend study schools in Sheffield. The main aim of the programme is that students develop their own high standards of research that will be relevant to a range of professional and managerial careers. The EdD is divided into two Parts; Part 1 is the taught element of the course and runs over two years while Part 2 is the research component. In Part 1 students undertake modules which focus on research training in preparation for Part 2. In Part 2 students undertake an independent study in an area of their choice, under the supervision of their own personal supervisor. Study weekends The weekend study schools are held in Sheffield and are a rewarding feature of the programme. You'll have the chance to take part in lectures, workshops, seminars and group and individual tutorials. You'll also benefit from networking opportunities with fellow students. Dates for study weekends Weekend 1: 18 to 20 October 2024 (to be confirmed) Weekend 2: 28 Feb to 2 March 2025 (to be confirmed) Weekend 3: 16 to 18 May 2025 (to be confirmed) These are our confirmed dates, but dates may change due to factors beyond our control. If dates change we'll give students as much warning as possible. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information. How to apply 1. You'll need to provide a short personal statement of no more than 1,000 words. This should explain your reasons for applying for the programme and indicate how your work will relate to one of our research clusters or networks. We are also keen to hear about your existing research skills and experiences. The statement should be succinct and tightly structured. 2. You'll also need to provide a piece of writing of approximately 2,000 words that you have produced. You could make up a portfolio consisting of one or more of these types of documents:

  • a short extract from a longer piece of your academic writing (for example a masters thesis or published journal article)
  • an extract from an analytical document or report that you have written in the course of your professional duties (for example a policy document, a review of practice in education, an internal report written for your institution or employer) or journalism that you have published (for example Times Higher Education (THE), The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), Union Magazine.
  • a proposal for your study, providing a rationale for your focus and your initial ideas for a methodology
3. You must also submit a 750 to 1,000 word research proposal summarising your chosen area of study, including references to key literature in your field. Please upload your work to the Course Supporting Documents section of the online application form. Next steps Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the programme director and a member of the EdD team. In the interview you will be asked to give a five-minute presentation based on your research proposal and identify two potential supervisors from the School of Education academic team. Interviews will take place twice a year so an early application is advised if a place is to be secured for the next academic year. If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

How to apply

International applicants

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

You should hold both a bachelor's degree (normally first or second class honours or equivalent) and an appropriate masters degree, or equivalent. You should also have a minimum of five years' professional experience within a relevant field. English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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The Sheffield EdD at University of Sheffield - UCAS