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Doctor of Education, Ph. D.

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) focuses on applied investigation and problem solving rather than on a contribution to pure research or to theoretical knowledge. This professional doctorate, comprising coursework units and a thesis, is oriented towards enhancing professional practice and focuses on the professional development of practitioners involved in some aspect of education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This course has an initial coursework component followed by a thesis. In January of your first semester, you attend a one-week, on-campus study school to complete the Interdisciplinary Education Studies unit.

Subsequent study schools, during which you work on the methodology and design of your thesis, are held on campus in the second and third semesters of your enrolment (in June/July and the following January).

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 015023C
  • Academic entry requirements
    • A completed recognised four-year honours Class IIA degree in education; or
    • a masters degree in education or in a field relevant to the professional doctorate in education with a minimum GPA of 5.00 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
    • Two years' practice in a position of professional responsibility in education or a closely related field.

    Work Experience

    At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      29100 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29100 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      29100 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29100 AUD per year and a duration of 36 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.


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