Doctor of Education

    • CRICOS Code: 051658B

    What will I study?


    The Doctor of Education thesis evidences your authority and command of knowledge in relevant fields in an international context. The work shows that you have a thorough grasp of the appropriate methodological techniques – and an awareness of their limitations.

    Course structure

    Three to four years full time, six to eight years part time

    1. Coursework: one year full-time (two years part time, minimum 25 credit points per semester during coursework component)
    2. Research: The thesis can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Two additional six-month extensions (totalling 12 months) are available to those who have made good progress. Two 12-month extensions are available for those studying part time.
    • Stage 1: 100 points of coursework comprising 4 x 25-point doctoral-level subjects, which cover research design, research methodology and reviewing the literature. These subjects have specific enrolment and commencement dates throughout the year.
    • Stage 2: completion of a 55 000 word doctoral thesis in your chosen field

    For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Doctor of Education.

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