3 years
Mar Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 51,811
AUD 72,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Doctor of Education program prepares professional leaders in Education. It is a doctoral level program completed by a combination of coursework and thesis in the areas of:

  • Adult Education and Training
  • Educational Leadership
  • Information Technology in Education and Training
  • Literacy Education
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Special Education (including Gifted Education)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, including TEFL)

The thesis is examined by two examiners, one of whom shall be external to the University. Postgraduate research can be undertaken either individually or under the auspices of one of the two research groups in the Faculty funded by the University's research development program. 

Entry Requirements

  • A Master of Education with credit average (65% or better), or a Bachelor degree of at least four years' duration with Honours Class II Division 2 in an appropriate area. Candidates must also have completed 3 years' relevant professional experience.

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.