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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Education offers professionals the opportunity to undertake advanced research into the teaching profession and the field of education. Candidates will undertake practice-based independent research that informs research-led practice at the highest level of originality and quality.

Candidates will uncover new knowledge and add to the field of education research through the discovery of new information, the formulation of theories, the innovative re-interpretation of established ideas or the application of established research in new contexts.

Five areas form the basis of study available under the Doctor of Education:

  • Policy studies in education
  • Curriculum studies
  • Learning and teaching
  • Socio-cultural studies
  • Educational leadership and change

The degree requires you to produce an examinable portfolio of work that is text based, and may include other communication mediums such as video or online resources.

You will be expected to participate in research training and development activities, contribute to the research culture at Western, and maintain a professional profile of high standard during your candidature.

As part of your research training, you will also be encouraged to publish or present your work to the public and contribute to policy and planning debates in your area of expertise.

Your Career

As a Doctor of Education graduate, you will develop a range of skills and experience that can be applied to career paths in:

  • Academia
  • Tertiary education
  • Early-childhood and primary education
  • Policy analysis, research and development

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School

CRICOS

050306A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (15,45,158) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 5 December 2022

Venue

Parramatta City Campus

169 Macquarie Street and 100 George Street,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (15,45,158) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 December 2022

Venue

Hawkesbury Campus

Bourke Street,

RICHMOND,

New South Wales,

2753, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or a Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or a demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or A Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or A demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Western Sydney University

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