The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) TESOL, which is a combination of both taught and research elements, provides an alternative route to the PhD for mid-career and senior professionals in English Language education and related disciplines.
We offer a wide range of taught modules in the areas of research methods (four compulsory), TESOL (two compulsory), issues in education and professional development.
On successful completion of the programme you will have made an original and independent contribution to educational knowledge in a TESOL-related area. You will, through your dissertation, demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relevant literature, a high level of competence in appropriate research methods, and the ability to communicate your results and their implications.
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You can choose from a range of modules to meet your specific professional needs.
- You will enhance your career prospects and depth of knowledge of English Language teaching.
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- We undertake a wide range of research in the areas of TESOL and Applied Linguistics including young learners, parent-teacher communication, spoken corpora and academic English, spoken language and pragmatics in relation to second language acquisition
- We offer many opportunities for networking and sharing best practice with other education professionals and students in our Graduate School.
- Flexibility The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and is delivered via blended learning. The programme content is delivered in two and a half day blocks (usually Thursday-Saturday).
- Credit Transfer Applicants may be considered (at time of application) for credit transfer of master's programmes completed within the last 10 years (maximum of one module).
“As a doctoral degree in TESOL, the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD TESOL) is an attractive qualification for experienced senior professionals worldwide who wish to undertake independent research supported by teaching in the global field of TESOL.”
Dr Caroline Linse
Students must complete the following research modules:
Introduction to Doctoral Study in Education
Quantitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory
Qualitative Research: Methods, Data and Theory
Plus one other research module from:
Experimental Methods in Educational Research
Narrative and Arts-Based Research Approaches
Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Educational Research
Researching Children and Young People in Educational Settings
Survey Methods in Educational Research
The Professional as Researcher
Plus two TESOL modules:
TESOL: Discourse and Pedagogy
TESOL: Issues in Language Learning
Assessment and Testing: Concepts and Issues
Children’s Rights - Research and Practice
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood
Education in Divided Societies: Contribution to Social Cohesion
Exploring Justice for Special Needs Education and Inclusion: A Capabiilties Approach
* These modules are an example of what is available in any one year and are subject to change.
People teaching you
Dr Caroline Linse
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Caroline Linse is currently conducting research in three areas: language assessment, parent connections related to TESOL and the use of authentic literature in second language learning classrooms.
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Professional Doctorate Programme Director
Dr Katrina Lloyd is interested in research which seeks to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, particularly in relation to their emotional health and wellbeing.
Graduates have found this degree beneficial in developing their professional expertise and in gaining promotion in their current workplaces.
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Learning and Teaching
Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:
Each module is assessed through an assignment equivalent to a maximum of 5,000 words. The final dissertation of 40,000 words is assessed by an oral examination (viva voce).
The Graduate School
A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and a Masters degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
Performance profiles (grades etc) may also be required to ensure suitability of the applicant for Doctoral study. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least five years' full-time professional experience in a field of work related to Education.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st July 2018.
Late applications may be considered.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
- Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
|Northern Ireland (NI)||£5,500|
|England, Scotland or Wales (GB)||£5,500|
|Other (non-UK) EU||£5,500|
All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Additional course costs
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
How do I fund my study?
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2018 Entry.
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