2021/2022

COHORT PhD IN EDUCATION

NFQ Level 10, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Cohort PhD in Education is a full-time cohort-based programme which runs for 48 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

The programme involves the completion of high-level research work leading to the submission and examination of a PhD Thesis (up to a maximum of 60,000 words), work on which is undertaken over the 48 months of the programme. The thesis will be completed and submitted for assessment at the end of Year 4. To support preparation of the thesis candidates take a minimum of coursework/research training modules to the value of 40 credits over the first three years of the programme as outlined below.

Year 1
Students take 20 credits as follows:
ED7107* Educational Inquiry and Philosophies of Educational Research (10 credits)
ED7108 Contemporary Issues in Education: Situating Educational Research Problems (10 credits)

Students undertake thesis research work which will be formally assessed at the end of Year 4.

* This module involves a one-week summer school.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 2
Students take 10 credits as follows:
ED7109 Advanced Research Methods for Contemporary Issues in Education (10 credits)

Students undertake thesis research work which will be formally assessed at the end of Year 4.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 3
Students take 10 credits as follows:
ED7106* Colloquium in Designing and Conducting Educational Research (10 credits)

Students undertake thesis research work which will be formally assessed at the end of Year 4.
* This module involves a one-week summer school.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Year 4
Students undertake thesis research work leading to completion and submission of a thesis (up to a maximum of 60,000 words) for examination.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

See also under the General Regulations for the PhD Degree.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Cohort PhD in Education (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:


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