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Education (Research), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
This is a professional doctorate by research. It offers advanced study for experienced professionals in education and related fields and caters for people in, or aspiring to, leadership roles in educational settings.

About

This degree enables professionals to study several issues and encourages writing for different kinds of audiences (for example for work settings, for parents, for journals and newsletters and for academic publishers), instead of focusing on one issue culminating in one thesis.

Candidates submit a portfolio of work that includes a dissertation.

This professional doctorate can be undertaken off campus. Support is available on campus, however, and students will be encouraged to participate in the University’s research programs.

This program involves:

  • identifying a research topic (a theoretical or practical issue of educational significance),
  • designing and carrying out a research project to investigate that issue, and
  • writing a substantial thesis that discusses relevant literature, the perspective and methodology adopted in the research, and the findings and significance of the research.

Accreditation

 James Cook University (JCU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates
  • Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates
  • Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates
  • Professional Doctorate Research Thesis (Education)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33280 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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