Highlights

  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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What to expect

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.

Details and units

The degree consists of 288 credit points. 20 of the credit points are earned through completion of a coursework unit of research training and 4 credit points through completion of a unit of training in advanced information skills for research. The remaining 264 credit points are earned by completion of a thesis. Coursework should be completed in consultation with your supervisory team.

The 20 credit point unit of research training includes a three-day study school. This study school is delivered on campus in January of Year 1 of the course. Digital activities are provided for you during the remainder of Semester 1.

Subsequently, in the second and third semesters of enrolment, you will attend two four-day study schools. These are conducted on campus (June-July and the following January).

You are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis and make an original contribution to knowledge and professional practice. You will work with a supervisory team from the first semester of your candidature.

The degree consists of 288 credit points. 20 of the credit points are earned through completion of a coursework unit of research training and 4 credit points through completion of a unit of training in advanced information skills for research. The remaining 264 credit points are earned by completion of a thesis. Coursework should be completed in consultation with your supervisory team.

The 20 credit point unit of research training includes a three-day study school. This study school is delivered on campus in January of Year 1 of the course. Digital activities are provided for you during the remainder of Semester 1.

Subsequently, in the second and third semesters of enrolment, you will attend two four-day study schools. These are conducted on campus (June-July and the following January).

You are expected to develop a high level of research skill and analysis and make an original contribution to knowledge and professional practice. You will work with a supervisory team from the first semester of your candidature.

Requirements

Course code
ED11
CRICOS code
015023C
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time

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

Duration
3 years full-time
The CRICOS registered course duration is four years however the course may be completed full-time in three to four years.

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

Entry
January
Entry
January

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.

Minimum academic requirements

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.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: $27,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

2022 fees

2022: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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