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EdD – Doctor of Education – awarded by Horizons University, Paris

EdD – Doctor of Education – awarded by Horizons University, Paris

 

The Doctor of Education (“EdD”) is a 120 ECTS credits (240 UK credits) programme designed to lead to a doctoral award by Horizons University but will be managed and promoted by London Examinations Board for all off-campus delivery

Horizons University is a Paris-based non-profit institution registered with the French Ministry of Education.  It is approved and legally authorized by the Ministry of Education of France to provide post-secondary education and authorized by the Paris Regional Professional Training Control Department to provide professional training in France and overseas.

The EdD is practitioner-oriented, and designed to be of functional significance to the practice of education management.  This holistic programme aligns applied scholarly research with professional practices and provides the opportunity to theoretically learn and reflect on activities and practices to be applied in a professional context

The Doctor of Education degree is intended to allow learners the opportunity to embark on careers as applied researchers, consultants and in senior management roles

Course Outcomes

Students graduating from the EdD will have the:

  • Ability to advocate for all stakeholders, utilizing the knowledge and tools necessary, to create and sustain vibrant educational environments
  • Knowledge and skills to apply organizational theory, management skills, leadership strategies, and data to transform organizations
  • Ability to select, interpret, and apply theory and research to address a variety of compelling problems in education
  • Ability to plan and conduct research and evaluation studies with a clear purpose to improve the educational lives of others, and based on findings make recommendations to improve future educational practices

Programme Structure

The EDBA has a total of 120 ECTS credits and comprises of 5 taught modules at 10 ECTS credits each and a Thesis at 70 ECTS credits as follows:

  1. Understanding Learning and Learners
  2. Creating A Conducive Learning Environment
  3. Managing and Leading Digital Education
  4. Leadership and Organisation Transformation
  5. Education Research and Methodology

The Thesis is between 20,000 to 30,000 words and has a mandatory viva to defend it

Assessments

The EdD taught modules are assessed through coursework, assignments and/or work based reports of between 3,500 and 4,000 words

The Thesis shall be between 20,000 and 30,000 words and has a mandatory viva to defend it

Entry Requirement

  1. A Master’s degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution; or
  2. Professional qualification equivalent to a Master degree; and
  3. English language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English

Mode of Delivery

Blended Delivery Mode

SELF INSTRUCTIONAL LEARNING MATERIAL FACE TO FACE TUTORIALS ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal Face-to-Face classes conducted at a learning centre at 12 hours per module Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module

Face to Face Taught Mode

FACE TO FACE TAUGHT MODE ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
Face-to-Face lasses conducted with not less than 12 hours of classes per module at a learning centre Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module

Fully Online Mode

SELF INSTRUCTURAL LEARNING MATERIAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module

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