Doctorate of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education programme features a high-level academic study of a range of educational and professional issues, tutored units and a supervised research componentwill enable you to make a contribution to knowledge through unit assignments, and through the dissertation focus on the interplay and relationship between professional practice and scholarship.

The course will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to advance in international organizations and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions.

Each Doctoral student  must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a “viva voce” (oral) examination which can be completed online. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer relevant guidance and support to help our research students prepare for this important milestone.

Aims of the Programme

  • Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of your chosen area of research into business and management
  • Have a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management enquiry
  • Create and interpret knowledge through original research. Enhance both your performance as a reflective practitioner and your professional practice
  • Develop personal, consultancy and research competences to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level that contributes to theory and practice in business and management

Objectives of the Programme

The EdD is designed for current and emerging leaders who are looking to drive systemic change in their organization. These leaders include individuals who currently hold or are seeking top positions in academic institutions or academic organisations.


Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-DOC-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00

Core requirements (required modules)

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-EDUD-801-ZM Educational Research: Philosophy and Practice 30.00
UU-EDUD-802-ZM Managing Teaching and Learning Methods 30.00
UU-EDUD-803-ZM Educational Policy: Theory and Practice 30.00
UU-EDUD-804-ZM Educational Management Leadership and Administration 30.00
UU-EDUD-900-1-ZM EdD Dissertation (Part 1) 60.00
UU-EDUD-900-2-ZM EdD Dissertation (Part 2) 60.00
UU-EDUD-900-3-ZM EdD Dissertation (Part 3) 60.00
UU-EDUD-900-4-ZM EdD Dissertation (Part 4) 60.00
UU-EDUD-995-ZM EdD Doctoral Dissertation Examination 0.00
Doctorate of Education (EdD)
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