About this course
The first part of the Doctor of Education consists of 100 points of coursework.
Doctor of Education students must complete the following four doctoral-level subjects (each 25 points):
- How to Design a Research Project (EDUC90870)
- Writing a Literature Review (EDUC90867)
- Advanced Methodology (EDUC90868)
- Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal (EDUC90869)
Full time students complete their coursework component in their first year, part time students over their first and second years.
Doctor of Education students must gain at least an H2A average in the coursework component, including at least an H2A result in the Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal subject (EDUC90869), to proceed to the thesis.
The second stage of the program consists of a 55,000 word thesis.
Full time students complete their thesis over their second and third years, part time students over years three to six.
In the six months prior to submission of their thesis candidates must present their research findings at a public Completion Seminar attended by their Advisory Committee.
Candidates must complete four compulsory subjects (each 25 points; see below). One of these, the Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal subject (EDUC90869), must be taken in the semester immediately prior to the commencement of the thesis (i.e. in semester 2 (full-time enrolment) or in semester 4 (part-time enrolment)).
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90870||How to Design a Research Project||
|EDUC90867||Writing a Literature Review||
|EDUC90869||Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal||
Subject options for students who commenced their degree prior to 2017
Doctor of Education students who are well advanced in their coursework and who commenced their degrees prior to 2017 may enrol in appropriate 12.5 point subjects from the Master of Education and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's specialist masters courses for which they have the prerequisites. These students also may take the Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal subject (EDUC90869) as a 12.5 point subject.
These students are required to consult with the Course Coordinator to see which enrolment options suit them best.
Detailed information on the thesis is available at Graduate Research Hub
Last updated: 16 March 2020