PhD

Doctor of Education

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.4 k / Year(s)  
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:3196 Duration:3 years

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Hone your educational knowledge

USQ’s Doctor of Education will see you design, conduct and report research that creates and extends knowledge and understanding of global, real world education questions and topics.  

The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise.

The degree is offered online or on-campus and provides ample opportunity for one-on-one interactions with doctoral supervisors and fellow students in vibrant online communities or face to face interactions.

 

Reach your potential

You will hone your educational knowledge and develop your ability to think critically and strategically. You will use your educational research to guide effective practice, becoming a leader in your special field of interest. This degree can also lead into a career in academia.

Program structure

 

Courses to be studiedUnits

Coursework    6

Plus optional coursework electivesmaximum of 2

Plus Dissertation/Folio thesis courses       16-18

Total24

 

Course codeCourse name

Core Courses 

EDU8601 Advanced Studies in Professional Practice

EDU8602 Advanced Studies in Specialisation

EDR8000 Foundations of Contemporary Educational Research Methods

EDR8001 Effective and Ethical Educational Research

An externally examined research dissertation or folio, comprising 16 units
if students also take two units of electives, or 18 units if no electives are taken.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a Masters with a ‘credit’ average or an undergraduate Honours (I or IIa) degree, or equivalent qualification in Education or a cognate field relevant to the proposed area of study from a recognised university
  • Documented record of (normally) 3 years full-time equivalent of professional or teaching experience in a field relevant to the proposed area of study and be currently or recently employed in professional practice.

Admission to all graduate programs is highly competitive owing to limited enrolment capacities. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 
 

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites

  • Completed a Masters with a ‘credit’ average or an undergraduate Honours (I or IIa) degree, or equivalent qualification in Education or a cognate field relevant to the proposed area of study from a recognised university
  • Documented record of (normally) 3 years full-time equivalent of professional or teaching experience in a field relevant to the proposed area of study and be currently or recently employed in professional practice.

Admission to all graduate programs is highly competitive owing to limited enrolment capacities. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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