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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

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Doctor of Education

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Education is a course of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
CQ16, 075084D
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Doctor of Education is a course of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. This contribution can be in the form of new knowledge, or of significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. The course is governed by the Research Higher Degree Course Rules, which provides details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination.

The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process.

Entry requirements

A person may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Education if the person:

* has not less than five years of professional experience in education;

* has fulfilled such other requirements as the Committee may determine from time to time; and

* has qualified for the degree of Master of Education (Research), a coursework Masters degree; or

* has been awarded the Bachelor of Learning Management with a minimum of Honours IIA at CQUniversity; or

* has such other qualifications and experience as are considered by the Committee to be equivalent to or an adequate substitute for any of the qualifications listed above. Security Requirements

Not applicable Health Requirements

Not applicable Assumed Knowledge

The Doctor of Education is a program of research and study, undertaken independently and with guidance from two academic supervisors.

Study locations

Bundaberg

Rockhampton

Perth

Sydney

Melbourne

Emerald

Townsville

Cairns

Brisbane

Adelaide

Mackay

Online

Career pathways

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. Many other discipline-specific employment opportunities exist as employers recognise the skills developed through a degree by research course are widely applicable in the workplace.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
66.3%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$72.9k
Average salary