This program provides the framework for one of the University's highest level awards. It provides the rigorous processes that are essential for the maintenance of academic quality and integrity in the University's operations, and that reflect the University's values of providing a formative, respectful, inclusive, flexible and innovative environment for the delivery of high quality research training for its students. This program combines advanced coursework and completion of either a thesis or portfolio.

Course Fee:

International: $23,800

Entry Requirements:

Admission to candidature in the degree of Doctor of Education may be approved by the Academic Board Higher Degree Research Committee only when the Head of School has certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant are available and an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) have been nominated. The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the Doctor of Education an applicant who: has completed and had approved by the Committee a research proposal and satisfies the HDR Coordinator that they have relevant experience in an education institution or in education services delivery; and a degree of Master or equivalent with at least a 25% research component; or a degree of Bachelor Honours with at least upper second class honours or equivalent; or a degree of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters or equivalent and adequate research preparation since graduation.


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including the completion of 24 credit points of coursework and a portfolio or thesis of 120 credit points. Students must maintain a Credit average in the coursework component in order to progress into the research component.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Who for:

Those who wish to study and research in areas associated with their professional life or those seeking a change in career

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00003G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Armidale No info Yes Full time 3 years
Armidale No info Yes Online 6 years
Armidale No info Yes Part time 6 years

Study online — a university that partners with you

For over 60 years, UNE has been delivering flexible education to adults throughout Australia and the world. UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities. Our focus is on your future, providing you with a personal and flexible approach to learning.

While UNE has a long history and strong tradition, our outlook is innovative and fresh. We’re at the forefront of online education, with over 20,000 students completing some or all of their studies online. UNE offers a diverse range of online courses, with the flexibility to begin studying in one of three teaching periods (trimesters).

Your education is more achievable than ever

At UNE we work with you to help you achieve your goals by providing a flexible and open learning environment that fits with your lifestyle. Choose to study either full time, part time, on campus or online — when you want and how you want. No matter where you are, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art teaching and facilities to help you with your study.

UNE provides a number of alternative entry pathways to university, including UNE’s Pathways Enabling Course . The Pathways Enabling Course is a free online course designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge for university study, and receive credit towards your degree.

Living and learning on campus

UNE remains one of the few universities to provide the complete on-campus experience, combining affordability, student support and community as well as the most extensive sporting facilities of any regional university in Australia. It's the way the university experience was meant to be.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the college lifestyle throughout your degree, or for a short stay as part of your online study program, UNE has a range of stress-free and affordable accommodation solutions to suit your needs. As a resident, you will be conveniently located in the heart of UNE, close to classes, libraries, cafés and shops, SportUNE, and only minutes from the Armidale CBD. You will also have access to a diverse network and community, with plenty of academic and social support at your fingertips.

Many students studying on campus come via the UNE Early Entry program and can take advantage of a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Applications are submitted in September each year.

College accommodation

UNE’s residential accommodation currently consists of eight colleges and a village of self-contained units. Accommodation ranges from the more traditional college with meals included and shared bathroom facilities, to the more independent, self-contained flats at Wright Village and UNE’s new Wright College , which provides modern studio apartments complete with your own kitchen and bathroom facilities.

No matter where you are and what you want to study, UNE is here to help you achieve your dreams.

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