19/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

How Educational Research Skills Can Further Your Career in Leadership

If you’re interested in a career in education leadership, our EdD Doctor of Education course can give you the knowledge and research skills you need to succeed. There’s no better time to enhance your career as the University of Bolton is offering a 2020 master’s bursary, with up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies.

Studying educational research methods at doctoral level is key to improving strategies in schools. Here are the reasons why research is such a critical skill to have for leadership and management.

Research helps you stay abreast of change

Knowledge of educational research methods helps you understand historic data, while staying aware of the current climate. This allows you to lead teams more effectively and provide teachers with support for continuous development.

The Doctor of Education course at the University of Bolton focuses on a number of different research methods in education, giving you a chance to apply them in aspects of your own work. Through research, you can improve instructional methods, keep up with transformation, and prepare for trends such as emerging technology or mobile learning. 

Our course leaders will help you align your research topic of interest with research tools and methodology. We aim to tailor the course to you, providing one-to-one mentorship so you can further your career in the direction you wish.

Data improves decision-making

By analysing patterns in data, educational research allows leaders to improve their decision-making. In an era where teachers must adapt to the rise of technology and increasing connectivity, insight-driven decision making is vital.

Not only does the research process provide value to the researcher, but published data spreads knowledge to other educators. The use of research in strategy-building ensures schools continually improve, and communities can benefit from a more enlightened school system.

To find out more about getting a doctorate and honing your research methods for education, go to our EdD Doctor of Education course page.

Ranked in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality across the whole of the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020), there’s no better place to study for your doctorate than Bolton University.

Our course leaders offer a supportive and friendly learning environment, and their adaptive approach means they can help you achieve specific career development goals. Plus, because we have an award-winning student services team, you’ll be looked after every step of the way.

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