Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate)
The Doctor of Education emphasises the contribution of research to professional practice and builds on a combination of coursework and thesis. It starts with two year-long coursework subjects followed by supervised research culminating in a thesis of approximately 60,000 words, which is assessed by external examiners. The thesis can be in an applied area, allowing you to make an intensive investigation in your own professional field.
Academic entry requirement
You must have completed an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).
TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Or approved international equivalent.
This course leads to work as a leading teacher, university lecturer/tutor, education researcher, principal, professional educator.
Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.
We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
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CRICOS code: 009388B