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School of Education

EdD: Aims and Objectives

On completion of the programme students will be able to demonstrate, through assignments and the thesis: 

  1. A critical and broad contextual knowledge and understanding of a range of significant educational issues.
  2. A critically evaluative understanding of research methodology and its application to the field of education.
  3. A sophisticated level of critical analysis, reflection, evaluation and other related skills, drawing appropriate connections in independent study; the ability to work autonomously.
  4. An ability to analyse, test and criticise ideas in an independent study of educational literature related to a specific theme.
  5. Understanding of the relationship of the special theme of their thesis to a wider field of knowledge, to demonstrate mastery of that special theme and the ability to evaluate ideas within it.
  6. An ability to produce an original contribution to knowledge and matter worthy of publication.