Course Description

The Doctor of Education is for experienced teachers and educators seeking a professional doctoral qualification. As an aspiring educational leader, you will apply your professional practices and workplace experience to research that makes a difference to the community and to your classroom or organisation.

The Doctor of Education has three components: a research methodology subject, specialisation subjects in your particular content area, and an in-depth, supervised research project.

The specialisation subjects available include: Adult and Vocational Education, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), Literacy, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Thesis supervision is available in a wide range of specialist areas such as teacher education, sociology of education, professional learning, KLA studies and more.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $27,168 per year full-time


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 087687M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 215

Entry Requirements

A Master of Education with credit average (65% or better), or a Bachelor degree of at least four years' duration with Honours Class II Division 2 in an appropriate area. Candidates must also have completed 3 years' relevant professional experience.

Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: