Doctor of Education

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Doctor of Education is for experienced teachers and educators seeking a professional doctoral qualification. As an aspiring educational leader, you will apply your professional practices and workplace experience to research that makes a difference to the community and to your classroom or organisation. The Doctor of Education has three components: a research methodology subject, specialisation subjects in your particular content area, and an in-depth supervised research project. The specialisation subjects available include Adult and Vocational Education, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), Literacy, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Thesis supervision is available in a wide range of specialist areas such as teacher education, sociology of education, professional learning, KLA studies and more.


A combination of coursework and thesis


  • Adult and Vocational Education
  • The Early Years
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education and Training
  • Literacy
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Special Education
  • and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Standard entry requirements

  • Master of Education with credit average
  • Or Bachelor degree of at least 4 years with Honours Class II Division 2 in an appropriate area
  • And 3 years of relevant professional experience

Study pathways

Advanced standing of up to 12 credit points may be awarded to candidates who have completed a Master of Education in a relevant area.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $103,488 Yes
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

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