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The Doctor of Education (“EdD”) is a 120 ECTS credits (240 UK credits) programme designed to lead to a doctoral award by Brittany Université.

Awards to be conferred

  1. Doctor of Education (EdD)awarded by Brittany Université

Aims

The EdD is practitioner-oriented, and designed to be of functional significance to the practice of education management. This holistic programme aligns applied scholarly research with professional practices and provides the opportunity to theoretically learn and reflect on activities and practices to be applied in a professional context

The Doctor of Education degree is intended to allow learners the opportunity to embark on careers as applied researchers, education consultants and in senior management roles with the education sector.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the EdD will have the:

  • Ability to advocate for all stakeholders, utilizing the knowledge and tools necessary, to create and sustain vibrant educational environments
  • Knowledge and skills to apply organizational theory, management skills, leadership strategies, and data to transform organizations
  • Ability to select, interpret, and apply theory and research to address a variety of compelling problems in education
  • Ability to plan and conduct research and evaluation studies with a clear purpose to improve educational lives of others, and based on findings make recommendations to improve future educational practices

Assessments

The EdD taught modules are assessed through coursework, assignments and/or work based reports of between 4,000 to 4500 words

The Thesis shall be between 25,000 and 30,000 words and has a mandatory viva to defend it.

Entry Requirements

  • A Master’s degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution; or
  • A professional qualification equivalent to a Master degree; and
  • English language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English

Advanced Standing/ Exemptions/ Credits Transfer (APL)

Module exemptions for students if applicable will usually be given at the beginning of a programme following an assessment of that student’s prior learning (whether certificated or un-certificated). It is a matter of academic judgment exercised by the appointed panel considering applications and approvals of APL.

Programme Structure

The EdD has a total of 120 ECTS credits and comprises of 5 taught modules at 10 ECTS credits each and a Thesis at 70 ECTS credits as follows:

  1. Understanding Learning and Learners
  2. Creating A Conducive Learning Environment
  3. Managing and Leading Digital Education
  4. Leadership and Organisation Transformation
  5. Education Research and Methodology plus
  6.  Thesis

Mode of Delivery

Blended Delivery Mode

Self-Instructional Learning Material Face to Face Tutorials Online Discussions
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal. Face-to-Face classes conducted at a learning centre at 12 hours per module. Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.

Fully Online Mode

Self-Instructional Learning Material Online Discussions
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal. Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.

 Face to Face Taught Mode

Face to Face Online Discussions
Face-to-Face lasses conducted with not less than 12 hours of classes per module at a learning centre. Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.

Location

For the Blended Mode and Face to Face Fully Taught Mode please Contact Us to find an Approved Learning Centre near you

For the Fully Online Mode please enrol now to sign up for the next available intake.

Notional Hours

Notional hours are defined in terms of the amount of time it should take a learner to achieve the learning outcomes.  Each ECTS credit requires on average 20 notional hours of a learner’s time.

Guide to Learning Hours / Student Learning Time
This Level 8 Programme accrues 120 ECTS credits spread over 5 taught modules plus a doctoral thesis requiring 2400 notional hours. The programme can be completed within 12 to 15 months

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