The principal aim of the programme is to make a significant contribution to the advanced professional and academic development of those concerned with education and its cognate fields, to the ultimate benefit of the wider educational community.
At the end of the EdDC study, students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate a range of issues of concern to professionals in education and cognate areas, at an advanced level;
- Analyse the complex interplay of theory and practice in education and/or between education and its cognate areas;
- Apply appropriate skills in educational research and enquiry; and
- Carry out independent research which will represent a significant and original contribution to academic and/or professional knowledge in education.