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Doctor of education
Doctor of education

Doctor of education

  • ID:UWA610013
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$34,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$34,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • (1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have: (a) (i) a bachelor's degree of this University in a relevant field with first or upper second class honours, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or (ii) a master's degree of this University in a relevant field with an average of at least 70 per cent, and adequate research preparation as prescribed in University Policy, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and (b) the equivalent of at least two years' full-time professional educational experience.
  • (2) A student who has completed the Master of Education Research Methods with an average mark of 65 per cent and with a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC9973 Research Paradigms: Doctoral Project Report is permitted to proceed to the Doctoral Thesis unit.

Note: the Master of Education Research Methods is not available for new enrolments from 2013. It is available as an exit award in accordance with Rule 4.

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

This professional doctorate program is designed for research-orientated individuals working in educational roles, who wish to make a contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice.

The EdD provides an advanced course of study at the doctoral level. This professional doctorate is focused on the application of advanced knowledge to questions of professional practice. Participants will develop substantial content knowledge in cognate areas related to the kinds of career positions and pathways that they might pursue, along with substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of learning. Participants will demonstrate intellectual discipline to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation, and reflect on theory and practice to contribute to professional knowledge and practice. Research studies conducted for the EdD can make a contribution to policy, management and professional practice in education. There is only one intake of students per year, and this occurs at the beginning of the year. 
The coursework consists of four units. These units offer a comprehensive overview of the role of literature in developing a conceptual framework, major research methodologies, data analysis, and lead to preparation of a draft research proposal for the thesis. On successful completion of these units students move into the thesis component of their study. Students receive extensive and thorough supervision throughout the course.

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Graduates may move into a range of careers as the EdD is a demonstration of a graduate's ability to conceptualise and implement an independent program of research, manage a project, organise resources, work with other people and communicate effectively in writing at a high level. These careers could include leadership, management and tertiary education.

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