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Education, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The University of New England is committed to maintaining its strong research culture, underpinned by high research training standards. The University Doctor of Education (EdD) Rules provide the framework for one of the University's highest level awards. 

About

The Doctor of Education course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make a substantial and original contribution to scholarship and mastery of an academic field of knowledge. 

There is a strong relevance and application to the education profession in the field of study of the EdD.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • exhibit an expert understanding of an academic field of knowledge by: (a) having systematically acquired a substantial body of intellectual skill and experience that is grounded in contemporary developments in an Education academic field; (b) creating and communicating original scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, extending the frontier of the field of knowledge and potentially meriting publication; and (c) demonstrating thorough knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to advanced academic inquiry set in Education Practice;
  • conduct research independently and systematically by: (a) conceptualising, designing and implementing a project which will increase knowledge that is applicable or contributes new insights to the educational profession and academic field; (b) evaluating ideas and making informed judgements on complex issues or challenges in the field of specialisation; and (c) communicating ideas, methodologies and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
  • be accountable for their own learning and professional training by: (a) demonstrating the capacity to undertake further learning and/or a further career in or around research at an advanced level, and contributing substantially to the development or dissemination of new techniques, ideas or approaches particularly applied to Educational practices; and (b) displaying the qualities and attributes necessary to exercise personal responsibility and autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, whether in professional environments or in the public domain.

Career Opportunities

The course is designed for those who wish to move into leadership positions in education, whether in a school, TAFE College or University. However, it is not limited to careers in education as members of the police and armed forces and private sector workers also undertake the degree. 

Because of its focus on workplace change and leadership, the Doctor of Education is also ideal for individuals seeking a change in career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • exhibit an expert understanding of an academic field of knowledge by: (a) having systematically acquired a substantial body of intellectual skill and experience that is grounded in contemporary developments in an Education academic field; (b) creating and communicating original scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, extending the frontier of the field of knowledge and potentially meriting publication; and (c) demonstrating thorough knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to advanced academic inquiry set in Education Practice.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

1.1. Admission to candidature in the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has:
  • (a) certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant undertaking the proposed EdD program are available; and
  • (b) nominated an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) in accordance with Rule 8.
1.2. The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12550 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 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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