I have a masters degree but not in education, can I still apply?
Yes, if it is in a related discipline (e.g. educational psychology, language teaching, educational technology, etc.). In order to be eligible to apply for the EdD, you must hold a masters degree in education or a related discipline since you will need to have demonstrated expertise in your understanding of theoretical ideas at that level of study. If you satisfy this, you are then in a good position to begin exploring and creating new knowledge which draws on your studies.
I am completing my masters degree but will not get the results until after the closing date for applications, can I still apply?
As long as you have completed any pre-requisite study prior to the commencement of the EdD programme, you can apply for the EdD, even if the results will not be available at the time when the EdD starts. In this situation a successful applicant will be offered a conditional place on the programme and will be required to provide evidence of the successful completion of the pre-requisite study, once this becomes available. If the applicant does not pass any of the pre-requisite study, their registration on the EdD programme will be terminated.
I have research experience, can I use this in place of a masters degree?
We are happy to accept evidence you can supply us with making your case for previous research experience you may have (e.g. publications). If, however, we do not consider your study to be equivalent to a masters degree, we may ask you to complete one.
Do I need to be a teacher to undertake the EdD programme?