First students reach the thesis stage of the University’s EdD

The University launched a fully-online Doctor of Education (EdD) programme in Higher Education in April 2011. Today, a group of 15 students from the first cohort on the programme embark on their practitioner research thesis. Many congratulations to these students who have reached this stage in their studies! The first group includes two members of staff at the University itself.

Each of these students will write a 40,000-50,000 report that chronicles an original piece of practitioner research in higher education. They will each be supported by two supervisors, one of whom is a member of staff at the University. The thesis is expected to take between one and two years for a student to complete.

The online EdD is offered by the University in partnership with Laureate Online Education. There are now around 250 students active on the programme, making it one of the largest EdDs in the country, and the largest such programme that is specifically focused on the study of higher education. Students on the programme come from across the entire world.

Dr Peter Kahn, Director of Studies, EdD