Doctor of Education


Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Online
Duration:

A minimum period of 2.5 years and a maximum 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Doctor of Education is designed for education professionals who want to further their knowledge and understanding in specific areas of education.

The course integrates theory, research and practice to nurture individuals capable of exploring and enhancing educational systems and practices in local and broader communities.

Participants are encouraged to explore research topics relevant to their career interests and are required to carry out original, independent and supervised research in their chosen field of education.

In the first 18 months of candidature students study part-time and complete three research coursework units that guide and support the development of the thesis (not more than 70,000 words).

A minimum period of 2.5 years and a maximum 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Online - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Please note: this course is only available for commencement in Research Term B.

Important Note on Fees

Research Training Program Scholarship
Commencing domestic candidates enrolling in a master-by-research or doctoral degree at ACU will be offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship under the Australian Government's Research Training Program.
Further information about Research Training Program Scholarships can be found in the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy available at: http://research.acu.edu.au/graduate-research/policies
International candidates who are not awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition fee waiver, pay full international tuition fees.

Have questions about paying for postgraduate study? Learn more about postgraduate costs.

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. A master degree in education (or equivalent), with a credit average or higher; and
  2. At least five years’ relevant work experience.

This course is currently accepting applications for Research Term B.

How to apply

Graduates may work in management positions in public and private educational agencies and associations or in leadership roles in a range of educational settings.

IELTS overall score of 6.5.Individual scores of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathway to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Course Structure Students are required to complete a total of 240 credit points, consisting of:

  • 180 cp from thesis Units; and
  • 60 cp from three course work units.

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings. An option is available to undertake the EdD by Publication.

Fees

The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

Scholarships

Please see the ACU Graduate Research page for information on scholarships.

Contacts for Future Students

Application forms are available from the Graduate Research website or by email from res.cand@acu.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

The Doctor of Education is designed for education professionals who want to further their knowledge and understanding in specific areas of education.

The course integrates theory, research and practice to nurture individuals capable of exploring and enhancing educational systems and practices in local and broader communities.

Participants are encouraged to explore research topics relevant to their career interests and are required to carry out original, independent and supervised research in their chosen field of education.

In the first 18 months of candidature students study part-time and complete three research coursework units that guide and support the development of the thesis (not more than 70,000 words).

A minimum period of 2.5 years and a maximum 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Important Note on Fees

Academic IELTS 6.5, including individual scores of 6.0 for all tests.

This course is currently accepting applications for Research Term B.

How to apply

Graduates may work in management positions in public and private educational agencies and associations or in leadership roles in a range of educational settings.

IELTS overall score of 6.5.Individual scores of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathway to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Course Structure Students are required to complete a total of 240 credit points, consisting of:

  • 180 cp from thesis Units; and
  • 60 cp from three course work units.

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings. An option is available to undertake the EdD by Publication.

Fees

The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

Scholarships

Please see the ACU Graduate Research page for information on scholarships.

Contacts for Future Students

Application forms are available from the Graduate Research website or by email from res.cand@acu.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 8676 7040
9am-5pm AEST (leave a message after hours).

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