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 years full time, six years part time

  1. Coursework: one year full-time (two years part time, minimum 25 credit points per semester during coursework component)
  2. Research: two years full time (four years 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.

Graduate Research hub

We also advise you consult the Graduate Research hub guides to find out about:

  • Research training policies and resources
  • Research guidelines
  • Candidature and candidature variations
  • Thesis examination

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