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James Cook University (JCU)

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Doctor of Education

This is a professional doctorate by research. It offers advanced study for experienced professionals in education and related fields and caters for people in, or aspiring to, leadership roles in educational settings.

Key details

4 years full-time
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Online, In person
Intake Months
Jan, Jul

About this course

This degree enables professionals to study several issues and encourages writing for different kinds of audiences (for example for work settings, for parents, for journals and newsletters and for academic publishers), instead of focusing on one issue culminating in one thesis.Candidates submit a portfolio of work that includes a dissertation.This professional doctorate can be undertaken off campus. Support is available on campus, however, and students will be encouraged to participate in the University’s research programs.This program involves:identifying a research topic (a theoretical or practical issue of educational significance),designing and carrying out a research project to investigate that issue, andwriting a substantial thesis that discusses relevant literature, the perspective and methodology adopted in the research, and the findings and significance of the research.Your research topicApplicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.To look for an appropriate supervisor, use the Find an Advisor service from the Graduate Research School.

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