The programme is aimed primarily at home students already engaged in education, training or professional development; the focus throughout the programme is on research methodology as it applies to research that participants conduct on their own practice or on an aspect of their professional culture; there are currently 3 themes: Education policy and leadership; education in urban contexts; post-compulsory education.
The first two years of the programme are structured around:
Research methods in action
Assessment is by a research project.
Candidates should have a master's degree completed at a level which indicates potential for research, or evidence of research training and/or experience of research.
Applicants should have considerable experience in their field. Those without these qualifications are still encouraged to discuss making an application.
The Doctorate in Education is a six year part time course and applicants must be eligible for home tuition fee status.
Candidates whose first language is not English require one of the following certificates:
IELTS test minimum scores - 7 overall, 7 writing, 6 other sections
TOEFL (internet based) test minimum scores - 100 overall, 25 writing, 22 other sections
Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum scores - 66 overall, 66 writing, 59 other sections
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade B