36 months
36100 AUD/year
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This professional Education program at The University of Western Australia is designed for research-orientated individuals working in educational roles, who wish to make a contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice.  

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The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) is an advanced, research-based course of study at the Doctoral level. The EdD is focused on questioning, analysing, and critiquing professional practice.

You will engage with research connected to your current or projected career interests, and develop substantial content knowledge as well as knowledge and skills in relation to research principles and methods. Research projects conducted for the Doctor of Education can contribute to policy, leadership/management and professional practice in education.

Participants will demonstrate intellectual capacity to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation, and reflect on theory and practice.

The Education program at The University of Western Australia consists of four units and has two components: coursework and thesis.

The coursework component is run as a series of weekend seminars with assessment tasks for each unit of study. These units lead to the preparation of a draft research proposal for the thesis.

On successful completion of these units you will progress to the thesis component of your degree. Students receive extensive and thorough supervision throughout the thesis stage of the program.

Career Pathways 

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doctoral Research Project Plan 
  • Doctoral Research Scoping Project 
  • Doctoral Research Project Design  
  • Research Paradigms: Doctoral Project Report
  • Doctoral Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 108300 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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