Doctor of Education (EdD)

Education Research at Western

Candidates will uncover new knowledge and add to the field of education research through the discovery of new information, the formulation of theories, the innovative re-interpretation of established ideas or the application of established research 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

The degree requires you to produce an examinable portfolio of work that is text based, and may include other communication mediums such as video or online resources.

You will be expected to participate in research training and development activities, contribute to the research culture at Western, and maintain a professional profile of high standard during your candidature.

As part of your research training, you will also be encouraged to publish or present your work to the public and contribute to policy and planning debates in your area of expertise.

Fees and delivery

You should refer to the Higher Degree Research Fees page for information about tuition fees for this program.



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"Master’s is great because you have the freedom to study what you want and project based units allow you to undertake your own design."

— Nicholas Ralph. Master of Research.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.