Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) emphasises theory, enquiry and research, and is taken by thesis only. The thesis is 75,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge.
The PhD is assessed by external examiners. It may be completed in three to four years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study.
Academic entry requirement
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior 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 can lead to employment as an education researcher or university lecturer.
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$)
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How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
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CRICOS code: 006274C