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Doctor of Education, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #217 (QS) Brisbane, Australia
The Doctor of Education at Queensland University of Technology  focuses on applied investigation and problem solving rather than on a contribution to pure research or to theoretical knowledge. 
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This Doctor of Education at Queensland University of Technology, 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.


  • Focus on applied investigation and problem solving, and make a contribution to research in the field of education.
  • Be supported by study workshops to refine the methodology and design of your thesis.
  • Complete an initial coursework component followed by a thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants are encouraged to contact the course coordinator before submitting their application.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • 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

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS: 015023C

  • 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

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 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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