Doctor of Education (EdD)

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Duration  3F / 6P
Fee Information Fees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens should apply for admission using the Online Application Form.(opens in a new window)

If your application is successful, you may commence at any time.

Domestic candidates may be eligible to extend the duration to 4F/8P.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Duration 3F
Fee Information Fees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International applicants should apply for admission using the Online Application Form.(opens in a new window)

You may apply for admission at any time. If your application is successful, you must commence before the corresponding census dates of 31 March or 31 August.

Details

The Doctor of Education is a degree in practice-led research and research-led practice and aims to produce graduates capable of conducting independent research at the highest level of quality and originality. Candidates are expected to uncover new knowledge through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories, the innovative re-interpretation of established ideas or the application of established knowledge in new contexts.

Five areas form the basis of study available under the Doctor of Education:

  • policy studies in education
  • curriculum studies
  • learning and teaching
  • socio-cultural studies
  • educational leadership and change

Candidates are required to produce an examinable portfolio of work that will normally be text based, but will allow the inclusion of other communication mediums such as video or internet resources. You will also be expected to actively participate in seminars, conference presentations, workshops and other research training and development activities.

For more information, please refer to the Doctor of Education Policy(opens in a new window) or visit the School of Education page.

Career opportunities for the Doctor of Education (EdD)

The EdD emphasises engagement with the relationship between research, scholarship and professional practice in the field of education.

Education

School Principal, policy advisor, strategy and development.

Government

Senior policy advisor, planning and strategy development, social research.

How to Apply

Local and international students may apply for admission into higher research degrees at any time. For information about the admission criteria and the application process, please refer to the How to Apply for Research Degrees page.