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The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities you need to become a leader in the field. You will augment your existing expertise and increase your knowledge and understanding, so that you may be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competent in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry. It culminates in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis.
The DCM is a part-time programme aimed at experienced professionals who are seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. Typical participants include coaching psychologists, freelance coaches and consultants, mentor co-ordinators, counsellors, senior managers and HRD or leadership professionals from a range of public and private sector organisations.
Part-time: 3 to 5 years
The programme has two stages. During the first stage, which normally takes two years to complete on a part-time basis, you focus on the taught level 7 and level 8 components of the curriculum. Once this is successfully completed, you move to the second stage - the thesis. Normally this takes three years to complete part-time.
The course is designed as a five-year, part-time programme (or three years with level 7 exemptions), delivered through monthly study days held in Oxford (approximately eight per year). In addition there are regular online workshops and discussions to support learning at a distance. There is individual coaching and academic support through face-to-face, telephone and email as appropriate. Assessment is through a variety of coursework assignments and a thesis, which is examined by traditional viva voce (oral examination).
The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring thus provides the setting for you to gain deeper, more critical insights into professional practices and concerns and to become an autonomous, published researcher.
* For graduate entry you should normally have a good honours degree, plus three years' experience in a related field.
* If you have appropriate masters level qualifications and experience, you may be eligible for exemptions from certain elements of the programme.
* IELTS minimum level 7.0 overall with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing components
* TOEFL score of 260 or above (internet-based), plus 4.5 in TWE.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.