Overview

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.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages highlights

Career Development

  • You will enhance your career prospects and depth of knowledge of English Language teaching.

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • 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

Student Experience

  • 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).

Key Facts

Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as ‘internationally excellent or world leading’ (REF, 2014).

  • You can choose from a range of modules to meet your specific professional needs.
  • Our programme focuses on developing creative and critical thinking as well as relevant workplace skills.
 
“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
TESOL Lecturer

Programme Details

Research information

Career Prospects

Introduction
Graduates have found this degree beneficial in developing their professional expertise and in gaining promotion in their current workplaces.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes help our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

People teaching you

Dr Caroline Linse
Senior Lecturer
SSESW
Email: c.linse@qub.ac.uk 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
SSESW
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.

You will gain a professional qualification which will enhance your career prospects and depth of knowledge in an area of specialist research.

Course structure

The EdD (TESOL) programme may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

The programme comprises nine taught doctoral modules (270 credits, of which four must be research modules and two TESOL modules) and a research dissertation (270 credits). The dissertation has the same level of challenge and high standards as a PhD but is approximately half the scale (40,000 words) and is assessed by an oral examination (a viva-voce).

There are three stages to each taught module which covers a four month period:

pre-reading;
attendance for the intensive teaching, normally over a consecutive period of two and a half days; and
the completion and submission of an assignment, normally within three months of the last date of the taught module. Each module is assessed by one 5,000 word assignment.

Assessment

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).

Feedback

Feedback is provided on all assessed work.

Facilities

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Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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.

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)

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI) £5,500
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £5,500
Other (non-UK) EU £5,500
International £15,700

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may also be other 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 £100 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. 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, and library fines. In undertaking a research project students may incur costs associated with transport and/or materials, and there will also be additional costs for printing and binding the thesis. There may also be individually tailored research project expenses and students should consult directly with the School for further information.

How do I fund my study?

PhD Funded Opportunities

Find PhD funding opportunities and studentships by subject area.
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Doctoral Training Centres at Queen's

Queen's has seven outstanding competitive Doctoral Training Centres, with each one providing funding for a number of PhD positions and more importantly a hub for carrying out world class research in key disciplines.
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New UK PhD loans

The UK Government will introduce new doctoral loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent postgraduate research programmes from 2018. Loans will be offered to English-resident students to study all types of doctorate at universities across the UK.
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International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Find a supervisor

If you're interested in a particular project, we suggest you contact the relevant academic before you apply, to introduce yourself and ask questions.

To find a potential supervisor aligned with your area of interest, or if you are unsure of who to contact, look through the staff profiles linked here.

www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/Postgraduate-research/find-phd-supervisor

You might be asked to provide a short outline of your proposal to help us identify potential supervisors.


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Keywords

DOCTORATE

EDD

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

LINGUISTICS

PROFESSIONAL,RESEARCH

TESOL

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