University of Liverpool Announces Launch of New Online Doctor of Education (EdD) programme

New EdD is one of the first Doctor of Education programmes available 100% online
Baltimore – November 24, 2010 – The University of Liverpool, in partnership with Laureate Online Education, B.V. has announced the launch of its new Doctor of Education – Higher Education (EdD). The programme, which has a first intake date of 21 April 2011, will offer professional educators, administrators and academics the opportunity to earn their advanced degree from one of the leading institutions of higher education in the UK.

The programme is offered through the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. The Centre is widely recognised for delivering high-quality educational development qualifications to both University of Liverpool staff and the staff of international partner universities. The online format allows students to interact with other professionals worldwide, facilitating an international classroom setting for networking and exchange of ideas.

“We are very proud to be able to draw upon the Centre for Lifelong Learning’s excellence in Educational Development, combined with the leadership expertise of the University’s Management School, to offer one of the first Doctor of Education programmes available 100% online,” said Professor Sir Howard Newby, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool. “Our EdD programme adopts an innovative, integrated approach to learning – positioning graduates as globally-minded educators specialising in Higher Education and leadership thinking within international environments.”

The online EdD will be of particular appeal to individuals seeking to operate at the highest levels of practice in higher education and educational leadership and management. The programme will also appeal to academics who wish to delve beyond the classroom and into the discipline of teaching and leadership at the university level.

Designed to fit in with an individual’s personal time commitments, the University of Liverpool’s online degree programmes enable flexible study periods and encourage students to put the benefit of their education into action in their respective fields. Small classes and a balance of independent study and group projects encourage high levels of interaction with instructors and fellow students worldwide.

The University of Liverpool is a global leader in higher education. Through partnership with Laureate Online Education, B.V., the University of Liverpool became one of the first UK institutions to offer online Masters degrees, catering to the educational needs of working professionals around the world. Today its online Masters and Doctoral programmes, which include Management, Law, Information Technology, Psychology, Health and Education, have more than 3,000 graduates from 175 countries.

About the University of Liverpool

As a member of the Russell Group of leading research universities—the ‘Ivy League’ of UK higher education—the University of Liverpool is at the forefront of academic provision. Founded in 1881 and awarded the Royal Charter in 1903, the University of Liverpool currently offers degree programmes online in Management (specialist programmes include HR, Marketing, International Management and Project Management), Law, Information Technology, Psychology, Health and Education. In 2007, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded accreditation for teChnology-Enhanced Learning (CEL Accreditation) to the University of Liverpool’s online MBA programme delivered in partnership with Laureate Online Education. The University of Liverpool is associated with nine Nobel Laureates and has an annual turnover of £364 million, which includes £97 million in research income.

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