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Department of Education, Programme Catalogue 2021/2

RHED-AFD01: EdD Research in Education

Leading to the award of:


Mode of attendance: Full-time

NFAAR assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following possible exit awards:

Students must successfully complete 4 units before starting the Research Enquiry (ED60341).

Modular - no specific semester

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ED60272 Educational research: philosophy and practice 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60273 Educational policy: theory and practice 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60341 Research enquiry: thesis for professional doctorate 198 credits       [equivalent to 396 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Students on this programme must complete two optional units from the following list but may only take one unit from ED60297 and ED60298
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
ED60277 Educational management, leadership and administration 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60278 International education: philosophy and practice 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60279 Language, culture and education 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60281 Learning pedagogy and diversity 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60297 Reading paper 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
ED60298 Pilot research enquiry 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]


  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
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