Doctor of Philosophy - Education

  • CRICOS Code: 056968C

Course overview

  • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.


A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis allows you to make a distinct contribution to existing knowledge. You'll take an original approach, interpreting findings in a new light, or discover new information. And, under academic supervision, you'll develop authoritative knowledge in your field.

PhD Thesis

The PhD thesis differs from a research Masters thesis chiefly by its deeper and more comprehensive treatment of the chosen subject. The normal length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words.

Internationally recognised supervisors

We're home to a number of internationally recognised education experts, and at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

#1 in Australia for Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is number one in Australia for education and top six in the world. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)