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Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework)

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework)2 Doctor's qualifications from UK and Switzerland

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy is the highest qualification in the academic and pedagogical science system. The program not only integrates with the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM, but it is also implemented following the By Coursework model to assist learners in focusing on foundational knowledge and developing in-depth research skills.

Through the process of study and research, students not only acquire scientific research competency (a mandatory competency at the Doctoral level) but also develop profound and in-depth knowledge within every facet of business operations. This forms the foundation for conducting in-depth research and teaching within their passionate fields and industries.

Upon completing majors courses in business fields and managerial activities, the program aims at advanced research to generate new theories applicable to the industry and field that students are researching or teaching. Doctoral candidates can select the PhD majors (according to the list) upon graduation. Majors are shown right on the qualifications and transcript.

Upon graduation, students will receive: 

  • Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy from SIMI Swiss.

The distinctions in accreditation and recognition:

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy program is a dual-qualification program where students will receive two independent Doctor’s qualifications upon completion. This program is a collaboration between the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM and SIMI Swiss.

  • SIMI is fully accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) at the highest level (Premier Institution) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy program is accredited by Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding body (OTHM).
  • OTHM is a national-level examination and qualification system in the United Kingdom, accredited and recognized by Ofqual.

SIMI Swiss and OTHM are all organizations that have achieved reputation recognition and accreditation from the Programmatic to the Institutional levels.

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

Learning Model:

SIMI programs offer a Fully Online or Hybrid learning model (conditionally applied), allowing students to study with original programs from Switzerland and partner countries. This enables students to achieve qualifications equivalent to those of full-time international students without the need to live in or attend on-site activities. The Broadcast classes with SIMI’s Lecturers on scheduled days are perfect for those with busy work lives or limited time during the week.

The following video will provide learners with a direct and comprehensive overview of enrolling in online classes at SIMI Swiss.

Supporting Systems:

We understand that pursuing a postgraduate accredited program can be both exciting and challenging, especially for busy adult learners. To assist in overcoming challenges, we’ve developed the SIMI Swiss Supporting Systems, designed to help navigate any difficulties during learners studies.

For a comprehensive overview of our support, please watch our informative videos for assistance at every step of your academic journey.

Effective SIMI Pedagogy:

At SIMI, we pay special attention to the effectiveness of our programs. As for our exclusive teaching method specifically designed for busy learners, we strongly believe that this method will allow learners to seamlessly integrate foundational theory and professional knowledge into the context of real life and career.

The following video will help you understand this method more deeply.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework) program consists mandatory modules and a PhD Dissertation, totaling 300 UK credits, lasting a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years. In addition to completing the PhD Dissertation, doctoral candidates receive guidance in publishing international papers in journal systems affiliated with ISI/SCOPUS.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Potential (20 UK credits)
  • Managing Strategic Change (20 UK credits)
  • Project Development, Planning and Management (20 UK credits)
  • Advanced Research Design and Methodologies (40 UK credits)
  • Developing Research Capability (20 UK credits)
  • Strategic Financial Management (20 UK credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 UK credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 UK credits)

PhD Dissertation Stage (60 UK credits):

  • Dissertation and Defend

International Paper Submission Stage (60 UK credits): 

  • Course: How to Publish the Academic Paper
  • Activity: Publish your research paper

Graduating from the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework) program, the learner could:

  • Developing critical thinking, in-depth research capabilities, and specialized knowledge for each business environment area (through specialized management courses at the Doctoral level).
  • Applying research findings into their own organization and industry.
  • Filtering and generating new applications and/or deeply applied applications for teaching purposes if the researcher is a lecturer.
  • Mastering scientific research methods as a foundation for developing studies for their organization and industry.

Assessment and Verification:

All subjects of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework) program are evaluated by the London Academy of Sciences, the accreditation system and its partners are the OTHM UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attain the competencies detailed in the program Syllabus. 

In addition to the entry requirements, candidates applying to the program are also assessed for their suitability by the admissions committee before joining the program to ensure that they can acquire and benefit from the program.

Entry requirements:

To enroll the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework) program , the learner must possess one of the criteria below:

  • Learners must be over 24 years old;
  • A Master’s qualification in Majors from accredited universities; or
  • A Level 7 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 7 Diploma must be from organizations that are authorized to issue qualifications and have been accredited.

English requirements:

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent;
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent.

Please note: SIMI reserves the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the global quotas of the program.

Because the programs and qualifications offered are rigorously accredited by reputable organizations, upon graduation, students have the confidence to enter the job market, pursue further studies, and smoothly transition to other prestigious and equivalently reputable educational systems.

SIMI SWISS is the pioneering higher education institution with accreditation at both the programmatic and institutional levels:

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) at the highest level (Premier Institution);
  • Accreditation of the management system compatible with the European Quality Assurance Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, awarded by the HEAD – Higher Education Accreditation Division;
  • Programmatic accreditation by Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Bodies (OTHM, CTH);
  • Learning outcomes are mapped to the UK national occupational standards by the Senior Leader Bureau United Kingdom;
  • A Federal Member of SVEB (Swiss Federation for Adult Learning);
  • Recognized by the United Kingdom Regulated Qualification Framework.

|| See more information about the accreditation and recognition of SIMI Swiss HERE ||

Guidelines of how to check the accreditation of SIMI Swiss:

OTHM is an Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body, achieved: 

  • Recognition at institutional level by the UK education authority Ofqual (UK.Gov) Recognition Number: RN5284
  • OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice is accredited by the UK’s government with the Qualification Number: 603/6996/6
Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

Upon completing the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy Dual Qualifications (By Coursework) program, the learner will receive 2 Doctor’s qualifications:

  • OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy from SIMI Swiss

OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice is a qualification in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework, recognized not only by the UK government but also globally.

OTHM Diploma Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

  • Level 8 according to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Sufficient training duration for Doctor recognition: 180 Credits
Programme Description
Ofqual inspection code 603/6996/6
Level UK Regulated Qualifications Framework RQF
Minimum training time 2 years
Total credits 180 Credits
Total Qualification Time 1800 Hours
Guided Learning Hours 900 Hours
Language English
Training Unit Accredited and licensed by the Level UK
Examination unit Level UK
Licensing Unit OTHM UK

Equivalence recognition of UK Level 8 Diploma with qualifications systems and levels of other education systems in the world

Level Qualification framework Equivalent Degrees
8 Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Level 8 diploma
12 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctoral Degree Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8 European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Doctorate, for example, doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 Diploma
10 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Doctoral Degree
10 African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF) Doctoral Degree
8 ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma

Qualification and transcript template for OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice:

Qualification
Transcript

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy qualification from SIMI Swiss

In addition to the UK’s Level 8 National Qualifications Framework of the Doctor’s qualification, upon, graduation, learners will receive the Doctor of Philosophy Qualification in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy from SIMI Swiss with full accreditation at both the Institutional and Programmatic Levels.

Certifications & Apostilles in Switzerland:

Certifications & Apostilles is the process by which The Cantonal Chancellery certifies original public documents of the Canton of Zug (where SIMI Swiss is authorized and licensed), thus validating them for use abroad. The process solely verifies the authenticity of the diploma, confirming its origin from the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation, and ensures the genuine signature of the chancellor/dean.

Below is an example of the Certification by Notary Public and confirm from Chancellor of State:

 

Note: The information provided here is accurate as of the publication date, and the content may be subject to changes based on the regulations of each country without prior notice.

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