Doctor of Education (EdD)

Education research at Western

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.

Fees and delivery

Fees: As a Domestic (HDR) student you are usually provided with a funded government place under the Research Training Program.

As a PhD student this place is a maximum of four and half years full time.

As a Masters Honours student this place is a maximum of two and a half years full time.

There are overtime fees for Higher Degree Research studies where RTP and Western Sydney University funded EFTSL has been exceeded.

Delivery: Online

Fees: AUD $23,890*

Delivery: Online



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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.