Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education (EdD) is designed for experienced professionals working in diverse roles in education and related fields who wish to gain a research-based and professionally focused doctoral degree. It consists of a combination of taught courses and a substantial research project that will form a thesis.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • a Bachelor’s degree with honours or a Master’s degree or equivalent
  • been approved for entry by the School of Education Research Committee
  • a minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant professional role

The course of study for the EdD consists of at least 360 points, comprising:

  • Part 1: EDUC 601, 602, 603 and 604 (total 120 points)
  • Part 2: EDUC 691 Thesis (240 points)

Initially, a candidate shall be registered in Part 1 of the EdD. Enrolment in Part 2 is conditional on satisfactory completion of Part 1.

The coursework component of the EdD will usually be undertaken part time over two years and will lay the foundation for the thesis.

Students will generally move through Part 1 of the programme as a cohort, with the intention that the cohort is sustained through the thesis component.

The thesis may be completed full time (in two years) or part time (up to four years of study). The coursework components of the programme will be organised into block days and will include a combination of seminars, workshops, guest lectures and online forums. In addition to coursework, students will work with their thesis supervisors from enrolment through to completion of the thesis.

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