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Programme structure: Education (PhD) - what's running in 2023/24

    This section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2023/24)

Part-time students may take two years to complete the taught component of this programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Core Skills in Educational Research EDUCM5501 0 Mandatory TB-1
Understanding Educational Research EDUCM5502 20 Mandatory TB-1
Philosophy and Research Design in the Social Sciences (SoE) EDUCM0005 20 Mandatory TB-2
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (GSoE) EDUCM0003 20 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (GSoE) EDUCM0004 20 Mandatory TB-1

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.