Doctor of Education Higher Education

Course overview

  • Course level
  • Course type
  • Duration
    6 years, part time
  • Course options
    No placement
  • School

Entry requirements

  • The programme is internally facing and will only admit members of staff at Aston University who can demonstrate that they have opportunities to successfully engage with the assessments within the modules on the programme.
  • Participants must also normally demonstrate the following:
    A distinction (70% or above grade average) in the PGDip stage or equivalent experience. An undergraduate degree 2:1 or above
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Course dates

  • 31st January 2020
  • 28th February 2020
  • 13th March 2020
  • 3rd April 2020
  • 1st May 2020
  • 5th June 2020
  • 26th June 2020
  • 17th July 2020
  • 11th September 2020

Course summary

You will achieve a comprehensive understanding of the Higher Education sector in the UK. You will develop both breadth an depth in relation to topics such as developing teaching practice, curriculum design, quality assurance, research-led innovation, University-wide Collaboration, Embeeding Technology into programmes. You will additionally extend your methodological and doctoral skills within the area of Higher Education before embarking upon 3 years of supervised research.  

Course outline

Year 1: PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Year 2: PGDip in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Year 3: Becoming a doctoral Practitioner (30 credit module)
            Research Methods in Higher Education (30 credit)

Year 4-6: Supervised research phase - the participant will spend up to 3 years researching a practice-facing topic within a supervisory team and completing their doctoral thesis.

Subject guide and modules

Taught modules (year 1-3) are as follows (all modules are core):

  • Evolving you Teaching Practice
  • Becoming a designer of Academic Programmes
  • Becoming a research led innovator in Higher Education
  • Promoting quality processes in academic programmes
  • Enhancing academic provision through University-wide collaboration
  • Designing technology into campus-based and distance learning programmes
  • Becoming a Doctoral Practitioner
  • Research Methods in Higher Education
Contact Details

Dr Rowena Senior

Ext: 5222 

For more information visit the Graduate School