Doctor of Education

University of Wollongong
New South Wales, Australia
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
February July
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 71,740
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 75,333

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.


Adult, Vocational and Higher Education

  • The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education
  • Learning about Learning in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education
  • Professional Development in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education
  • Innovation for Practitioners in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education
  • Multiliteracies and Numeracies in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education

​The Early Years

  • ​Pedagogy, Practice and Play in Early Years
  • Early Years Curriculum Studies
  • Socio-Cultural Perspectives in the Early Years
  • Management, Supervision and Leadership for Early Childhood Professionals
  • Health Lifestyles for Preschool Children: Physical Activity

​Educational Leadership

  • ​Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • Introduction to Educational Management
  • Leadership of Effective Change
  • Mentoring Beginning Teachers
  • Leading, Developing & Managing People
  • Law for Educational Leaders

Information Technology in Education & Training

  • ​Introduction to Technology in Education
  • Emerging Issues in Educational Technology
  • Instructional Strategies and Design
  • Multimedia and Interface Design
  • On-line Learning and Teaching
  • Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning

​Literacy Education

  • ​Expanding Literacy Repertoires
  • Literature for Children and Young People
  • Knowing about Language in Context
  • Learning Environments for Literacy Development
  • Literacy Assessment: Research, Policy and Practice
  • Current Issues in English Curriculum and Policy

​Physical & Health Education

  • ​Young People and Health
  • Theoretical and Practical Bases of Coach Education
  • Cultural politics of sport, leisure and physical education
  • Leadership and Management in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation
  • Practicum in a Learning Environment

​Special Education

  • ​Learning Theories and Exceptionality
  • Investigating Issues in Special Education/Inclusive Education
  • Assessment and Instruction of Individuals with High Support Needs
  • Models of Behaviour Management
  • Approaches to Reading Difficulties: Theories and Strategies
  • Language and Communication Difficulties: Theory and Practice
  • Teaching Gifted Children
  • Giftedness in Special Populations
  • Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

​Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • ​English Language: Learners Problems
  • Teaching Speaking and Listening
  • Second Language Literacy
  • Teaching Pronunciation and Prosody
  • Teaching English in International Contexts
  • Management, Policy and Curriculum in TESOL
  • Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching
  • Text and Context
  • Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments
  • Theories of Second Language Learning
  • English in Specific Contexts
  • Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts in EAL Education

​Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

  • ​Psychology for Educators
  • Educational Sociology: Culture, Society and Education
  • Introduction to Assessment Theory and Practice in Contemporary Education
  • International and Intercultural Perspectives in Education

​Research Methodology & Project Subjects (as required)

  • ​Minor Project in Education
  • Minor Project in Education
  • Special Research Topic
  • Professional Project
  • Advanced Research Methods in Education
  • Research Proposal
  • Advanced Research Seminar
  • Vygotskian Studies in Education

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