Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 4.00 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Associate Dean (Research Training)
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Level 9, 100 Leicester Street
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The Doctor of Education is an advanced professional doctorate for experienced professionals with educational responsibilities. Carefully designed to parallel their regular work, the course enables experienced educators to carry out advanced academic and professional study which has direct relevance to their professional role. It is undertaken over three years on a full-time basis or six years on a part-time basis.
Students who have completed the Doctor of Education should have:
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The first stage of the program consists of coursework and preparatory studies for the thesis.
Full time candidates complete their coursework component in their first year, part time candidates over their first and second years.
During their coursework component candidates complete 100 points of subjects:
Candidates must gain at least an H2A average in the coursework component, including at least an H2A result in EDUC90319 DEd Thesis Proposal, to proceed to the thesis.
Candidates who are not permitted to proceed to thesis but have completed the coursework component may apply to be awarded a Master of Education degree.
The second stage of the program consists of a 55,000 word thesis.
Full time students complete their thesis over their second and third years, part time students over years three to six.
In the six months prior to submission of their thesis candidates must present their research findings at a public Completion Seminar attended by their Advisory Committee.
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Candidates must undertake the compulsory subjects EDUC90320 and EDUC90319 in the semester immediately prior to the commencement of the thesis (i.e. semester 2 of full-time enrolment, semester 4 of part-time enrolment).
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Candidates will complete 50 points of appropriate subjects from the Master of Education and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's specialist masters courses for which they have the prerequisites.
Detailed information on the thesis is available at Graduate Research Hub
Study Period Commencement:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
*Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a Masters course, and which has, or have, been conducted, and assessed, individually. Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually. This project, component, or subject(s) may include:
(a) any obviously research oriented project, subject or sustained piece of scholarly writing conducted for assessment, such as small theses, research essays, long essays, or studios; AND/OR
(b) any less-obviously research subjects, including practice-based subjects such as performance or fieldwork, where there is also scholastic rigor as documented in a sustained piece of writing analogous to (a); AND/OR
(c) any subjects directed at the formation of research skills, such as methodology and reasoning, such as scientific reasoning, or legal reasoning, where a sustained piece of writing has also been produced.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are:
In all courses
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
Doctoral degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.
The University expects its doctoral graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
The University provides a variety of opportunities in addition to the supervised research program, to facilitate a students' acquisition of these attributes.
|Links to further information:||http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/research_degrees|
Application Procedure: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/how_to_apply
Scholarships: Information about graduate research scholarships offered by the University of Melbourne is available from the Melbourne Scholarships Office.
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