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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
2.5 - 3 years full-time

About this course

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).

Entry requirements

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.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.