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OverviewTurn your career into a qualification; if you are a middle or senior manager our Professional Doctorate in Education offers a flexible alternative to a PhD. The course is designed so you can study part-time for a doctorate qualification while you work.During the course you will analyse challenges in a key aspect of educational research and practice, research leading theories and evidence and apply your findings to move your professional area forward.When you study for a Professional
Turn your career into a qualification; if you are a middle or senior manager our Professional Doctorate in Education offers a flexible alternative to a PhD. The course is designed so you can study part-time for a doctorate qualification while you work.
During the course you will analyse challenges in a key aspect of educational research and practice, research leading theories and evidence and apply your findings to move your professional area forward.
When you study for a Professional Doctorate at UWL you will join the international research and learning community of our collaborative research groups and Research Centres. We offer an integrated professional doctorate scheme which allows you to engage with professionals from different sectors and reflect on what is shared across professional boundaries and what is distinctive to your own occupational setting.
During this course you will undertake analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application autonomously and with critical awareness.
You will examine your chosen area from three perspectives:
your professional experience and learning
the organisational, cultural, social contexts of education
the leadership role in supporting communities in education
The course will guide you to explore and understand leading research and how it applies to the discipline. You will then undertake your own research to create new ideas and generate improvements.
Each taught module is delivered over the course of a single weekend. Teaching is carried out through lectures and smaller seminars and workshops where the emphasis is on discussion. Tutorials are face-to-face and online and your supervisor and tutors will support your independent study and writing of your thesis.
We provide a supportive research environment and you will be part of the UWL Graduate School which supports all research students and coordinates research activity across the university. In addition you will have full access to UWL student support, including life-long careers advice.
Study & career progression
Studying for a doctorate will help you to develop research skills and evidence-based practice within your professional area.
A doctorate qualification can help you to develop your role in your current career, secure a promotion or facilitate a career change.
Completion of a professional doctorate will also allow you to progress into a postdoctoral research role.
The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally.
The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after leaving.