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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: EdD from Liverpool? Reply with quote

I've been looking into doctorate programs and came across one from Liverpool. They have the info on their website as well as a dot com

http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/online/programmes/education/doctor-of-education/

http://www.university-liverpool-online.com/programmes/doctorates/doctor-of-education/outline

Does anyone happen to know about this program? I've searched here and online but haven't come up with much. I'm starting to wonder if it's legit.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not specifically, but Liverpool is an excellent university and their distance learning provisions / CfLLL have good reputations.

Generally speaking EdDs have an image problem in the UK and although they are supposed to be equivalent to a PhD they are often seen as lightweight version, on a par with an MPhil or less. (I have no idea whether there is any basis to this, or if it´s just academic snobbery).

So UK based EdD programmes are usually aimed at international students because they are seen as equivalent elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I noticed that when they put that an EdD was similarly accepted to a PhD. I guess I'm just a bit wary about he lack of reviews about it. That and the pricing. If you pay up front you get a discount. A pretty hefty one. You also get discounts for referring people to the prog which is how I found out about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I ask what the cost is (with and without the discount)? Their website isn't very informative in this area.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shroob wrote:
May I ask what the cost is (with and without the discount)? Their website isn't very informative in this area.


$50,000 is what I was told a bit ago from a friend. If you paid all at once it was 40k. I don't know what the referral discount is. She's taking the program and seemed to be pushing it on a lot of people due to the discounts she could get if they joined. I think I also might get as discount t if I joined?

I wish there were more info about the prog. I know Liverpool is a good uni it's just things like the lack of fee info and lack of reviews in general that get me. I'm glad Dave's is here to help though!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's probably quite a new course, it's possible that no-one has actually graduated from it yet. (Just a guess, but I hadn't heard of it before, and I think I would have, if it had been around for a while, I'm pretty familiar with the post grad offerings available around Merseyside). That would also explain why they are offering discounts for referrals.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know if you do find anything out. I believe it's been around for three years now. Thanks again
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will ask around and see if I can find anyone on it, but I doubt it attracts very many home students.

If it's only been going for 3 years it's quite probable there aren't any graduates yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend is from the USA. She loves it but I'd still like to hear from other people if they've taken it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long has she been on it? Ideally I would want to hear from someone who successfully survived the writing up period before making a decision.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since 2011. She should be finishing this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naturegirl321 wrote:
Shroob wrote:
May I ask what the cost is (with and without the discount)? Their website isn't very informative in this area.


$50,000 is what I was told a bit ago from a friend. If you paid all at once it was 40k.


And further discounts to those who speak fluent Scouse!

Warm regards,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fees have gone up. Full price without discounts is 55k usd. http://www.university-liverpool-online.com/online-learning/fees-and-finance/north-america
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

naturegirl321 wrote:
Fees have gone up. Full price without discounts is 55k usd. http://www.university-liverpool-online.com/online-learning/fees-and-finance/north-america


Time to brush up on my Scouse then!

Get me a Scouse Speakers Scholarship!

Warm regards,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Harry Enfield Reply with quote

Eh, Chris mate, d'ye wanna buy a PhD? Eh? Eh? Laughing
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