Structure and modules
The programme has a modular structure with three core modules and three support modules. All modules are compulsory and they are assessed along with the thesis proposal and the final thesis.
- Part One (years 1 and 2) consists of five modules that offer participants guided study in key areas of Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement.
- Part Two (years 3 and 4) - participants carry out an original piece of research under the supervision of a member of staff and produce a thesis (45,000 words) with the benefit of a sixth module.
Whilst this programme is undertaken entirely online, the Certificate produced on successful completion of the course will say "Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement", with no mention of the mode of delivery.