In line with the updated guidelines from our University partners, the College Board has approved a change to the fee structure for all our programs, effective January 2024 onwards. In line with the updated guidelines from our University partners, the College Board has approved a change to the fee structure for all our programs, effective January 2024 onwards.
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Doctorate in Education

The Doctorate in Education program aims to upgrade the learners’ educational management and leadership skills, turning them into highly efficient evidence-based practitioners and supporting the profession’s growth.

Program Overview

This is a unique program which will integrate rigorous academic and critical analyses and practical relevance and application. The Doctorate in Education program is suitable for teachers as well as administrators, to develop and enhance their professional expertise and deepen their impact. It builds their expertise and confidence to become a catalyst for positive change in their institution and community at large. The course will enable students to acquire and understand a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of a particular academic field or field of professional educational practices.  

Students will begin to develop their abilities in conceptualizing, designing, planning, and implementing projects with the purpose of generating new knowledge and applying the new develop ideas in the field of education. Students will be led to understand how to apply research and advanced academic inquiry techniques and improve the quality of their educational profession.

This is a three-year applied Doctorate degree in education that will provide a firm foundation of the modern education system operations and prepare educators to solve pressing educational problems and improve learning outcomes in their organization and beyond.

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    Early Exit Award

    Successful students of Year 1 modules will be awarded M.Phil in Education by Universidad Catolica De Murcia, Spain, if the student decides to exit without completing the final research thesis.

    Course Structure

    Year 1
    Introduction to Educational Research Method
    Critical Thinking: Reflective and Reflexive Practice
    Leading Change and Innovation
    Educational Technology and Organisational Development
    Doctoral Research Proposal
    Year 2
    Dissertation Registration
    Confirmation of Supervision
    Year 3
    Total Credits
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    Doctorate in Education: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in Education.

    Year 1 Modules

    The following are the modules to be offered and their respective descriptions.

    The course will enhance participants’ understanding of the research process.  Participants will critically explore research approaches, language, and ethics. The course will take a step-by-step approach to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding on design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research designs including Cross-sectional surveys, cohort studies, Randomized Controlled Trials, operational study designs which include quasi experiments and Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials.  The course will equip students with the skills necessary to conduct secondary research designs including scoping and systematic reviews.  The course will also help students to develop the skills to recognize and reflect on the strengths and limitations of different research methodologies and address ethical and practical issues in research.  Furthermore, the student will be equipped with the ability to methodologically review and derive meaning from published research work for application in professional practice and growth. 

    Learning Outcomes 

    LO1: To identify and describe different quantitative study designs, describe the key elements and weaknesses and strengths associated with each approach, and application of quantitative research in Educational Professional Practice.

    LO2: To understand Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Research approaches and their application including data collection, analysis, and reporting methods.  

    LO3: To understand secondary research design and application methods including Scoping and Systematic reviews approaches, and how different research designs can be combined in a mixed method study approach.

    LO4: To understand the concept of research quality assurance and its application in research and ethical principles and application of validity and reliability principles in research.

    The course will lead and guide students to the in-depth understanding of the essence and purpose of critical thinking, reflective and reflexive practices, ethical issues and the current theories affecting the educational system.  The students will critically analyze the Contemporary Issues in the 21st century, that will help them understand the present situation and condition of Education.  This course will also consider the factors that greatly influence the entire educational system; historical, languages, organizational, political, demographic, and contemporary ideologies.  They will introduce to the theory and practices of Transformative Learning and critically reflect its connection to their life as educators.  The students will critically scrutinize the path of the future of education and understand the theories that greatly influence the different organizations and institutions of education.

    Learning Outcomes

    • LO1: To illustrate critical thinking as the foundation of reflective and reflexive practices in education.
    • LO2: To critically analyze and evaluate the different theories of education relating it to their personal and professional life as educators.
    • LO3: To analyze and critically reflect on the implications of Transformative Learning to the Contemporary Issues in the 21st Century and the Future of Education.

    The course will equip students with essential skills, strategies, and tools they need to unleash their fullest potential in leading instructional change and innovation within the organization effectively. Students will also involved in a comparative analysis of effective instructional approaches and models in implementing innovation and leading organizational development. Students will build their knowledge and skills which will enable them to enhance their capacities in integrative thinking, personal strategies and style of instructional leadership that they will apply to their current and future practices essential in leading organization. 

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1: To critically analyze different characteristics, frameworks, and styles of innovation in classroom instruction.

    LO2: To evaluate effective approaches, strategies and techniques for innovation and change in instruction, assessment and evaluation  

    LO3: To synthesize theories, research and practice associated with innovation in instruction.

    LO4: To create a personal instructional framework to inform future practices within educational setting

    Changes in educational technology are dramatically affecting the way students learn. This module is designed for educational practitioners who want to use theory and research to improve educational environments in order to initiate and implement change by integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles. Students will also be involved in a comparative analysis of strategic approaches and models of implementing change and leading organizational development. With a focus on e-Learning the module will further enhance students’ understanding in the K-12/higher education, by enabling them to design and develop instruction (e-learning). This module allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of instructional systems design, learning and instructional theories, and development of e-learning and interactive multimedia learning environments using various state-of-art technology-based systems/platforms. The students will develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the K–12/higher education.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1 To critically analyze the pedagogical implications of current and emerging technology tools for enhancing learning communities. 

    LO2 To evaluate existing issues, trends and policies in educational technology using principles of digital and information literacy.

    LO3 To evaluate various models of system change management and create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges. 

    LO4 To critically analyze the educational technology needs and design an intervention plan informed by ethical practices.

    The students on this course will develop a 3000-word research proposal in Leadership and Education management. The students will be guided to identify a researchable knowledge gap of their interest and analyze and synthesize the knowledge gap into a problem statement. Students will receive guidance on specific aspects of doing research including literature searching and conducting critical appraisal; referencing and application of relevant computer soft wares in reference to education; framing research questions and research objectives; and application of ethical issues in Research. 

    Students will be capacity built to develop competence in assessing and appraising evidence in published literature, determining the gaps in the evidence and developing a feasible and valid study design that they can apply in their research. Participants will further be guided to develop a full research proposal.

    Learning Outcomes

    LO1. Identifying a relevant and suitable knowledge gap in Leadership and Education Management and develop structured research questions to address the knowledge gap.

    LO2. Write a literature review to identify existing evidence and knowledge gaps associated with the research problem of interest.

    LO3. Critically explore the relevance of existing theory and evidence base to research design.

    LO4. Develop a well-structured research protocol/proposal with clear timelines and relevant study methods that comply with the universal principles research ethics.

    Year 2 Modules

    1. Dissertation Registration
    2. Confirmation of Supervision

    Year 3 Modules

    1. Dissertation
    2. Defense

    Learning Outcomes

    Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

    Recorded session for offline viewing

    World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

    Regular webinars by industry leaders

    Assignments for module assessments

    Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

    Online library to further enhance your knowledge

    Dissertation on your area of research work

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    In-depth Knowledge of Your Field

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    Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    Dr. Rekha Shewakramani
    Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field. Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations. She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India. She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.

    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani
    Dr. Noor holds the degree of PhD in Commerce (Management Sciences) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Her research interest includes Organizational Behavior, Business Creativity, HR Practices and General Management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at University Level. She also holds a high reputation due to her extraordinary contribution in Research and got award for outstanding research contribution in 2021 by Bath Spa University, UAE. As a trainer Dr. Noor has conducted professional trainings on Research methods Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Where she has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from highly qualified faculty. She has around 30 national and International research publications.
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    Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera

    Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera
    Dr. Pfumbudzayi Robert Machera is an enthusiastic, energetic leader and has occupied executive roles such as Financial Manager, Group Accountant, Company Secretary, Human Resource Practitioner and Administration Manager for large, listed corporations in Zimbabwe for 18 years, before joining the academic world. He is a well-rounded scholar with research interest in micro - lending companies, social entrepreneurship, finance, banking, accounting, managing people, education, fintech, sustainability and training. Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economic and Management Sciences with Administration, Master of Philosophy in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Advanced Management Accounting Diploma and Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (CISA) Diploma.
    Area of Expertise: Human Resources Management, Research Methods and Dissertation, Strategic Change Management, International Marketing, Strategic Human Resources Management, Consumer Behavior, Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Operations Management, Strategic Management and Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Sustainability, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Risk Management.
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    Prof. Michael Akerib

    Prof. Michael Akerib
    Michael Akerib has divided his professional life between industry, executive education, and academia. He has always been interested in change – sociological, and technological, and the blending of the two and its impact on determining the future. His professional experience was acquired in corporate leaders in their field (Dow Chemical, Merrill Lynch, COMILOG) in Africa, France, and Switzerland. He was the CEO of a South American gold and diamond mining corporation in the early 1990s. As a consultant, he devised strategies for SMEs in areas as different as metals and luxury products. Since 1991 he has been involved in executive education and academia in over 20 countries. He has created curricula, and franchised educational programs he created, was dean, managing director of business schools, and rector. He is still active in higher education in Belgium, France, Romania, and Switzerland.

    Dr. Vivek Mohan

    Dean – Academic and Student Affairs
    Dr. Vivek Mohan

    Dr. Vivek has extensive experience managing multicultural, high-achieving teams in higher education domains related to the Middle East, the UK, and the US in terms of strategy, operations, and delivery. He is the recipient of the prestigious Medici Enterprise Award for commercialisation of research (UK) and various GCC leadership and organization awards. He holds a PhD in Business Management (UK) and an MSc in International Business (UK), a Doctorate in Management (Spain), an M.Phil in Applied Leadership (Spain) and is certified in Block Chain from UCLA (US), education design from UCL (UK), Project Management from CMI (UK) and blended learning from UNSW (Australia).

    He started his career as an operations consultant and has worked in product development and education design. Dr. Vivek has published and presented papers in international journals and conferences across the globe on topics such as Sustainability, Expatriate Performance and Synchronous online learning. With more than fifteen years of experience in both academia and consulting, he has worked closely with several highly regarded American and British universities on international alliances and digital implementation of higher education programs. Dr. Vivek has consulted for the UK Government (Arts Council, England) and held faculty and researcher positions at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Leeds Business School, UK. Dr.Vivek has consulted and trained for public institutions and MNCs, including the ICC Cricket Council headquarters, PWC Middle East, Petrofac, Sharjah Co-op and WJ Groundwater.

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    Assignment and Assessment

    UCAM – Exeed College follows an assignment-based assessment approach, and the student needs to submit an assignment after each module.

    Entry Requirements

    • Candidates must have a Master's degree in Education or equivalent from a recognised institution.
    • Candidates must have at least three years of work experience in Education management experience, at an appropriately senior level.
    • English level: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.

    Documents Needed

    • Duly filled application form
    • Academic documents
    • Resume
    • A copy of your passport
    • A photograph

    *Degrees offered by UCAM are university’s accredited own awards and should not be misconstrued as nationally accredited awards in spain.

    This Doctorate degree is awarded by UCAM under the provision of university private degrees – Título Propio

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      Yes, it can be completed in 2 years, provided the research project is submitted within 2 years.

      You will be receiving faculty assistance by default and additional assistance by the course leader, course administrator, 2 supervisors (primary & secondary) and student engagement officer.

      The evaluation is based on assignments for the modules and a Dissertation (project) towards the end of the program. We deliver one module at a time and each module will last for a 1-month post, in which you get a week’s time to complete the assignment. The finished assignment should be uploaded in the Learning Management System (LMS). The faculty will evaluate the assignment and publish your result on the same platform

      Exeed College has implemented a teaching methodology with a greater focus on practical expertise. After the enrollment, you will be given a unique user ID and password to access our online LMS. Our teaching is based on case studies presented via HD videos, which increases students’ involvement, and promotes active learning. The course can be done 100% online. Lectures will be delivered through our LMS and the assignments are to be submitted as a soft copy using your student login. Students benefit from 24/7 access to our award-winning study platform and online resources, which include the necessary study materials for their program:

      • Live interactive classes by senior faculties
      • A recorded session for offline viewing
      • Case studies delivered in HD-quality video
      • Online resources and publications
      • Full academic support
      • E-Books and revision kits
      • Quick tests for challenging your knowledge of key concepts and theories
      • A dedicated online forum for interaction with tutors and classmates
      • Access to success manager
      • Self-assessed mock assignments
      • Live chat feature for any technical support needed

      Apart from 8 live interactive sessions for each module, the learners will benefit from the advantage of having these sessions recorded and archived in their LMS, in order to catch up with the missed live sessions. The learners will also have access to the bite-sized learning videos developed with the course content, access to e-library with hundreds and thousands of journals, case studies, presentations, videos, etc. at their disposal to enhance their learning.

      UCAM is one of the fastest-growing universities in the European Region and is also one of the most innovative and forward-thinking universities. UCAM is ranked among the top 150 universities in the European Region by the Times Higher Education. Also ranked among the top ten for its Business Administration Program and MBA program in the region, UCAM alumni are currently working with leading companies including Microsoft, EY, PwC, Standard Chartered, PwC, Aramco, Sabic, HSBC, Google, Schlumberger, Air Liquide and Honey Well to name a few. UCAM is internationally recognized, and students can get it attested from the respective Foreign and External Affairs Ministry.

      Yes, this will definitely help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS.

      Each class has about 45 students from different nationalities working with leading companies. The batch of students consists of entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, supervisors, engineers, consultants, directors and senior executives. Also the students are from diverse sectors like oil & gas, government, media, construction, IT, Telecom, consulting, airline, manufacturing, banking, financial services, retail, pharma, FMCG and healthcare sectors. The current batch has students from Air Liquide, Schulumberg, Air Liquide, Saudi Electricity Company, Amazon, Noon, NMC Healthcare, ADFERT, Etihad, Emirates, Botswana Power Corporation, Allergen, Covance, Julphar and Nutricia to name a few.

      The program fee includes your registration to all courses, certification, career support, and course delivery.

      You can apply by submitting the following documents: 

      • Application form
      • Most updated resume
      • Scanned copy of your highest qualification certificate
      • Copy of passport
      • Passport size photograph

      MOFA stands for Ministry of Foreign Affairs. UAE MOFA attestation is mandatory on every document after UAE embassy attestation for getting a valid visa. UCAM MBA title is verified and recognized under MOFA. MOFA attestation is required for all those universities who do not have a physical campus  in the UAE.

      MOHE stands for Ministry of Higher Education. MOHE  approves, accredits and recognizes only those qualifications which are pursued through a physical campus in the country of origin.

      However, MOHE attestation is not mandatory for expats residing in the UAE. Therefore, UCAM MBA Degrees are attested and verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      Yes, this will help you in migrating to these countries. Students can get their degree equivalence from ECA (Education Credential Assessment) organizations like WES, ICAS, IQAS, as we hold the World Education Services (WES) accreditation.

      Although the sessions are being recorded and archived on the LMS system which can be accessed at any time, the student would be required to achieve at least 70% of attendance, which will be captured during the live interactive platform.

      Yes, we do provide services in attaining the attestation of a degree certificate with an additional service fee charge.

      Students can get their certificates by attending the Graduation Ceremony at the UCAM University Campus, Spain (charges will be additional) or the Certificate will be directly couriered to the respective addresses provided.

      All the courses are internationally accepted, including the UAE, and you will receive MOFA attestation for the same, if you wish. An additional charge will be there for the attestation.

      We have many students from your country who have joined us of which we can assist you in giving references. Plus, we have references of our alumni, who have completed the course and you can talk to them on our website.

      6 to 8 months depending on the Deferment reason, if a student exceeds the promised deferment period, the student is bound to pay the registration fees.

      There will be a further specified timeline given to submit the assignment once the initial deadline is expired. If the student still fails to submit then he/she will get a fine of AED 250.

      As the program is purely designed for the working professionals there is no failing system. The student always gets an option of redoing the assignments.