Three Nova Scotia universities have joined together to offer a world-class doctoral program that draws upon the collective resources of a renowned scholarly community.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Educational Studies is offered jointly by three respected Nova Scotia universities: Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia); Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Nova Scotia); and, St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia).
The program in Educational Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University helps talented scholars develop rich knowledge and advanced research skills so important in today’s rapidly changing world.
Fields of Study
The PhD Program supports study in six interrelated theme areas (fields of study) that reflect the ongoing research foci of faculty at the participating universities. All of these themes are of growing importance in education. Given our rapid development as a knowledge society, all are ripe for further advanced study and research:
- Curriculum Studies
- Educational Foundations and Leadership
- Inclusive Education
- Lifelong Learning
- Psychological Aspects of Education
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Programme StructureCore Courses
- Foundations of Educational Inquiry
- Methodological Perspectives on Educational Research
- Doctoral Seminar: Contemporary Educational Theory
- Focused Educational Studies?
- Advanced Research Seminar: Focus on Methods
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Educational Research Educational Psychology
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Possess a Masters degree from a recognized university in education or in a related field of study;
- Normally, have completed a graduate thesis in a field related to their doctoral studies. Those applicants who have not completed a thesis are required to submit evidence of their ability to undertake research in education through the completion of a qualifying research paper of sufficient depth and scope to reflect their research competence;
- A minimum of A- or 80% average in his or her highest degree;
- A clearly conceptualized idea of an area of research or a research topic the applicant wishes to investigate in the doctoral program.
- Scholarly preparation to conduct research, normally including graduate level courses in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and design.
- English language proficiency (IELTS 7.5-9.0 with no score less than 7.0 on any band)
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International22860 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22860 CAD per year during 48 months.
National11430 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11430 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Halifax
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.