What will I learn?

This professional doctorate program is designed for research-orientated individuals working in educational roles who wish to make a contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice.

The EdD provides an advanced course of study at the doctoral level. This professional doctorate is focused on the application of advanced knowledge to questions of professional practice. Participants will develop substantial content knowledge in cognate areas related to the kinds of career positions and pathways that they might pursue, along with substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of learning. Participants will demonstrate intellectual discipline to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation, and reflect on theory and practice to contribute to professional knowledge and practice. Research studies conducted for the EdD can make a contribution to policy, management and professional practice in education. There is only one intake of students per year, and this occurs at the beginning of the year.

The coursework consists of four units. These units offer a comprehensive overview of the role of literature in developing a conceptual framework, major research methodologies, data analysis, and lead to preparation of a draft research proposal for the thesis. On successful completion of these units students move into the thesis component of their study. Students receive extensive and thorough supervision throughout the course.

Career opportunities

Graduates may move into a range of careers as the EdD is a demonstration of a graduate's ability to conceptualise and implement an independent program of research, manage a project, organise resources, work with other people and communicate effectively in writing at a high level. These careers could include leadership, management and tertiary education.

Career Opportunities:

  • School Principal
  • University Lecturer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

CRICOS

015857E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (US$ 23,506) per year
AUD $102,600 for the entire course; AUD $712.50 per credit point

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification or have previously undertaken work of a sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not has submitted it for any degree; have completed an appropriate PhD research proposal. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS (Academic) overall score minimum of 7.5, (minimum of 7.5 in reading and writing and 7.0 in listening and speaking); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have a bachelor's degree of this University in a relevant field with first or upper second class honours, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or a master's degree of this University in a relevant field with an average of at least 70 per cent, and adequate research preparation as prescribed in University Policy, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and the equivalent of at least two years' full-time professional educational experience. A student who has completed the Master of Education Research Methods with an average mark of 65 per cent and with a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC9973 Research Paradigms: Doctoral Project Report is permitted to proceed to the Doctoral Thesis unit.

English language requirements

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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About this uni

UWA ranks 1st in Western Australia and in the world's top 100 universities, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  • Located in Perth, one of the top 10 cities in the world
  • Graduates are among the highest-paid in Australia
  • Ranked in the world’s top 50 for multiple subjects
  • Offers a vibrant student life, with 140+ clubs and societies