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Professional Doctorate in Education with specific focus on social justice and inclusion

London South Bank University · Education

Entry requirements

As the EdD is relevant across the age range it has broad appeal to diverse participants with shared interests in social justice and inclusion. This includes masters level graduates with an education background (including the LSBU MA Education - Special Educational Needs and Disability), University and FE academic and professional services staff, researchers and professionals in related fields such as prison education, youth work, psychology, social care and the arts.

Opportunities for accreditation of prior learning are potentially available to participants with an appropriate background, including significant publications and extensive postgraduate teaching and research experience. APEL should be discussed with the Admissions Tutor who can explain the process in detail.

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A unique opportunity

This programme is aimed at education researchers and experienced practitioners wishing to gain a practice-focused higher degree and make an original contribution to theory and practice in a field associated with social justice and inclusive education.

The EdD engages with inclusive education in its broadest sense across the whole age range including throughout adulthood and is relevant across all educational settings. Students come from a range of settings as well as school, college and university, such as the charity sector, prison education, the arts and social care.

Hear from graduate, Janine FitzGerald:

Participants with an interest in equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice will gain much from working with a diverse group of peers and tutors from varied backgrounds. The close association between the University Research Centres, LSBU's Doctoral Academy and master’s programmes provide opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community.

Why a Professional Doctorate in Education at LSBU?

2nd for graduate prospects in Education in London (Sunday Times League Table 2020) and top 3 for career prospects amongst London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

Staff are research active and focussed on impact. As a result of LSBU’s autism research, for example, the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) started at LSBU. As a research student you will also become part of our broader thriving academic community which has national and international links beyond LSBU. Ranked joint 1st for Overall Satisfaction amongst London competitors in Education (National Student Survey 2020) The London Doctoral Academy at LSBU offers a package of skills development opportunities within a lively and supportive environment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Doctorate
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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