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Three types of doctorates are offered by LEaD, namely, traditional, structured and synthesis of prior publications. You will normally register as an MPhil/PhD student and, in due course, be assessed for transfer to PhD registration according to the approved procedures of LEaD and the University.

Traditional PhD -
The focus of this route is often on academic inquiry and scholarship which requires a significant and original contribution to knowledge. You may have developed your idea and desire to research your topic from practice but the focus is usually on developing the academic knowledge in this area. It requires an extensive study focused on scholarly activity in the area by undertaking empirical research to contribute original knowledge and theory. These theoretical underpinnings may not have been applied to practice but will extend the knowledge boundaries in this area. In this route you will on completion of your study submit a thesis of between 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Structured PhD -
The focus of this route is similar to that of the traditional PhD but is usually firmly located within a professional discipline and practice. There is an expectation, as with the traditional PhD, that you make a significant and original contribution to knowledge but that this will have a direct impact on professional practice and your research should evidence this. As with the traditional route there is still a requirement to undertake an extensive study. The structured route enables you to take account of changing practice and needs at each stage. Whilst this is completed in stages the different components are all submitted together and would require you to make some final amendments to each to ensure they reflect contemporary practice.

Prior Publication -
The focus of this route is on those of you who have published in your discipline (often combining research and scholarly activity but over a period of time) and have demonstrated an original contribution of knowledge in this area. This may not have been your original intention but through reflection on your work this has become more obvious. The components of the submission includes the body of published and a supporting document which synthesises the published work and indicate clearly the original contribution to knowledge in no more than 25,000 words.

Course modules

Learning and teaching approaches;
Curriculum studies;
Technology to enhance learning;
Academic Leadership;
Assessment;
Work based learning;
Educational Development;
Professional development for staff;
Educational strategy and management.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,250 (Year 1) Wales 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) England 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 12,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,250 (Year 1) England 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,000 (Year 1) International 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Scotland 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,250 (Year 1) Scotland 5 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Wales 3 Years

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