EdD part-time study route
Route Structure and Organisation
The part-time programme is aimed at UK students and is structured so as to enable you to study around your work and family commitments. The part-time programme is usually completed within 6 years; you will normally spend the first two years completing the taught element of the programme and the remaining 4 years completing your thesis.
During the taught phase of the programme (years 1 and 2) the taught modules are offered in an "intensive" pattern and are taught normally over 3 days: Saturday and Sunday and one further Saturday about a month later.
Arrangements for the teaching of the thesis are made with your supervisor. It is usually the case that students have quite frequent contact with supervisors in the early phases of the research, followed often by a period when you work more independently. In the final phase of writing up there is usually again a pattern of more frequent supervisions. However, individual needs and projects lead to differing patterns of study and it is not possible to specify expectations of study in more detail. You would normally be expected to study for up to 6 years. After the normal period of study students are not formally entitled to further supervision.