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Programme structure: Learning, Leadership and Policy (EdD) - 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)

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

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.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Understanding Educational Research EDUCD0011 20 Mandatory TB-1
Conducting Educational Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods EDUCD0002 40 Mandatory AYEAR
Select 80 credits from the following units:
Learning EDUCD0094 20 Optional AYEAR
Education Policy EDUCD0068 20 Optional TB-1
Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings EDUCD0093 20 Optional AYEAR
Comparative Research EDUCD0092 20 Optional TB-1
Evaluating Educational Quality and Improvement in Organisational Settings EDUCD0091 20 Optional TB-2
Global Higher Education EDUCD0003 20 Optional TB-2
Supervised Individual Study EDUCD0036 20 Optional AYEAR
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.