Study reveals impact of higher degrees

Posted by pt91 at Nov 11, 2011 04:50 PM |
Doctorates provide a big benefit to your personal and career plans, according to the lead academic on the new University of Leicester Doctorate in Education

Graduates of professional doctorates have reported enhanced critical and analytical skills, and use of language in the workplace, as well as more material benefits such as rapid promotion and increased remuneration.

The study by Professor Hilary Burgess of our School of Education and Jerry Wellington, of Sheffield University, shows for the first time how higher degrees impact positively on presentation and language skills, and provide a deeper understanding of the student’s occupation and relationship with colleagues.

Professor Burgess has revised the EdD programme at the University of Leicester which has been relaunched for the next academic year.

Participants will study for the EdD part-time for a period of up to five years. The course will consist of assignments and e-learning activities, as well as a thesis, and students will be expected to work independently as researchers. By the end of the first year they will have completed three assignments and drawn up a framework for their thesis.

Students wishing to apply to the EdD at the University of Leicester should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field.

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