Research course

Doctor of Education

Whether you want to inspire others through teaching, find different ways of working, or use applied research to explore what’s possible for future generations, you can turn your passion for education into a career with this advanced level degree.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

D1075

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

CRICOS code

106089E
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Overview

This is an intensive course of study, which will lead you to a professional doctorate degree in Education. You’ll undertake coursework and applied research, leading to a dissertation.

You’ll conduct applied research in an area of your choice, such as school leadership, teacher professional learning, student learning, Aboriginal education, educational technologies, curriculum design, early childhood education, tertiary and adult education, education policy and sociology of education, to name a few.

You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will help you to develop an approved plan of study to suit your area of specialisation. You will have the chance to meet with your supervisor on-campus, or work with them remotely.

3 reasons to study a Doctor of Education at Murdoch 

  1. Be mentored by our experienced education professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
  2. Develop research skills by undertaking a research-based project in an area of interest.
  3. Enjoy flexible learning with options for after-work or school holiday meetings.

What you’ll learn

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Introduction to research for educators
  • Mixed methods and quantitative research
  • Advanced qualitative approaches to research
  • Research in education

Your future career

You’ll graduate qualified for high-level professional roles in the education and community sector. Careers could include:

  • Head of Department
  • School Leader
  • Program Leader or Designer
  • Advisor to Government
  • University Lecturer/Tutor
  • Instructional Designer

Professional recognition

This qualification will provide evidence of professional learning for registration and re-registration as a teacher.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Not applicable to research courses.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Not applicable to research courses.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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