Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sir Robert and Hilary Burgess Research and Teaching Fund

The University of Leicester School of Education is delighted to be able to offer a new Doctorate in Education (EdD) studentship, supported by the Sir Robert and Lady Hilary Burgess Research and Teaching Fund.

The EdD Programme
The EdD programme is a part-time professional doctorate programme designed for full-time teachers, senior leaders and other education professionals. Key features of the programme include:
  • The possibility of conducting research in the workplace, typically focussing on aspects of teaching, learning and/or leadership;
  • A structured induction into doctoral research and writing, with four short assignments in the first stage of study;
  • An intensive induction weekend and an annual summer school;
  • Opportunities to join a vibrant research community;
  • The support of two expert supervisors
  • An emphasis on the development of critical reading, writing and thinking skills, research literacy and methodological understanding

The Studentship
The studentship is available for part-time registration and is payable as a UK/EU tuition fee waiver, which covers the part-time fee.
  • The fee waiver is payable over five years and is available to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants
  • Please note though that the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only; international applicants (and those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees) must demonstrate at the time of their application that they can fund the difference in tuition fee rates.

Entry Requirements for the EdD
  • An Honours Degree with a minimum classification of 2.1 or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution
  • A Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • Sufficient experience to undertake the proposed research - i.e., an appropriate background in research or academic qualifications, professional experience, and supporting references
  • Standard English language requirements (IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each component; or TOEFL internet-based 90/120 minimum)
  • Under UK immigration laws, student visas are not issued for part-time programmes; international applicants would be expected to remain based in their normal country of residence
  • Applicants must be able to start in October 2015

The application deadline is 1 July 2015.

For further details and application please visit the Sir Robert and Hilary Burgess Research and Teaching Fund page.

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