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Programme structure: Learning, Leadership and Policy (EdD) - what's running in 2017/18

All units in this programme are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Understanding Educational Research EDUCD0011 20 Mandatory
Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods EDUCD0002 40 Mandatory
Select 80 credits from the following units:
Learning EDUCD0094 20 Optional
Education Policy EDUCD0068 20 Optional
Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings EDUCD0093 20 Optional
Comparative Research EDUCD0092 20 Optional
Evaluating Educational Quality and Improvement in Organisational Settings EDUCD0091 20 Optional
Global Higher Education EDUCD0003 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study EDUCD0036 20 Optional
Published Work (Single Unit) EDUCD0077 20 Optional
Published Work (Double Unit) EDUCD0078 40 Optional
Students will also complete their Dissertation (worth 300 credit points)

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.