Doctor of Education

Flinders University

The Doctor of Education provides candidates with advanced and specialist studies enabling them to develop advanced skills and knowledge to undertake a variety of advanced professional roles in education. It is expected that graduates of this award will be able to integrate and apply the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge that are required to progress education policy, management and practice. The course also enables candidates to make an original, sustained contribution to knowledge in education policy, management and practice through a major research dissertation and to develop an advanced understanding of politics and ethics of education policy, research and management.

Course Fee:

International: $78,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree with Honours Class 1 or 2A from an approved tertiary institution or qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty Board; and have at least five years' relevant work experience in education or an education-related area, demonstrating seniority and expertise in their employment context (e.g. state and national education departments or education-related human service organisations); and can demonstrate commitment, innovation, and excellence in practice in their field The Faculty Board, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Such persons must present evidence to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board of their suitability for doctoral studies (e.g. evidence of producing peer reviewed publications or as an investigator on a competitive grant). Any applicant who is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy at Flinders University, and who wishes to undertake the Doctor of Education will be considered on a case by case basis. In determining whether admission will be offered, the Faculty's Research Higher Degrees Committee will consider how the student could draw upon his/her practical experience to theorise and research the educational questions which are posed throughout the Doctor of Education, in addition to considering whether the applicant meets the normal admission criteria. Note: Qualifications deemed equivalent to a Bachelor degree with Honours Class 1 or 2A, include a Masters degree with a research component, completed within the last ten years, with a grade point average of Credit or better.


The Doctor of Education is a 108-unit research higher degree, comprising 27 units of doctoral coursework topics and 81 units of research incorporating a 45 unit dissertation

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Who for:

Mid-career employees with a master degree and who wish to pursue doctoral studies

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Online
Bedford Park No info No Part time 6 years
Bedford Park No info No Full time 3 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

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