PhD in Education Planning, Management and Administration
Degree awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Education Planning, Management and Administration
Duration: 3 years
Type of Entry: Postgraduate
The Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Management and Administration is a three-year study program that is aimed at equipping learners with critical knowledge and competences in the field of educational management and administration. This is an advanced study program that aims at generating original, scholarly and evidence-based inquiry into topical issues of educational management and administration. The programme is designed specifically for current and prospective practitioners in the field of education with a view to refocusing their expertise and experience on the specifics of emerging educational management and administration issues and challenges.
The programme follows a research-based plan with some introductory course units aimed at equipping the students with knowledge about research skills and the science and philosophy of knowledge generation. It focuses on management and planning for educational administrators and academics.
This programme is designed in response to the current demand to strengthen the managerial capacity of higher education institutions in the region. As these institutions struggle to fit themselves into the global knowledge economy, increasing demand for access to higher education, technological change, pressure on public resources and institutional diversity call for much innovation and adaptation.
This situation calls for managers, researchers and teachers in higher education who have relevant theoretical and conceptual knowledge, awareness of contemporary issues, analytical skills and creativity. It is imperative that Bishop Stuart University, with its wealth of experience, should play the expected leading role in providing the relevant training, both in Uganda and in the region.
- To stimulate critical discourse of graduates in educational management and planning issues.
- To equip graduates with management and planning knowledge and skills to be able to practice balanced leadership of educational intuitions.
- To strengthen the research skills of graduates so as to become knowledgeable thoughtful and disciplined researchers.
- To make graduates effective and efficient research supervisors at different levels in academia and in other fields.
- To produce graduates who are in a position to design research projects and do consultancy work which can attract funding for the mother institutions.
- To equip graduates with skills for disseminating their research findings and using them to solve social problems.
- Course graduates are expected to develop critical thinking and analysis of issues in Educational Management and Planning.
- Course graduates are expected to become effective managers and planners of educational institutions.
- The course will enable the graduates to become skilled researchers and be able to mentor other researchers.
- The graduates are expected to acquire skills and knowledge in designing fundable research projects and carrying out consultancy work for the country in their areas of specialization.
- Graduates will gain research dissemination and problem-solving skills.
Program Entry Requirements
All potential students for the doctorate in Education Administration and Planning shall have an Honors Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree or its equivalent from a higher institution of learning that is accredited by the country`s designated agency and recognized by NCHE. Applicants with a ‘Pass” degree will not be admitted. Applicants shall possess a Masters qualification in an education-related field. They shall also prove possession of considerable relevant working experience after the Master’s degree.
|Course Code||Course Name||Module Status||LH||T/PH||CH||CU|
|PHDE1.1.1||Epistemology – Philosophy of Knowledge||Basic||30||30||45||3|
|PHDE1.1.2||Philosophy of Educational Management and Administration: Theories & Practices||Core||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.1.3||Scholarly Writing and Publication Skills||Basic||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.1.4||Philosophy of Research Methods||Basic||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.1.5||Qualitative Research Methods||Core||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.2.1||Quantitative Research Methodology||Core||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.2.2||Philosophy of Educational Planning: Theories & Practices||Core||45||30||60||4|
|PHDE1.2.4||Philosophy of Institutional Pedagogy||Basic||45||30||60||4|