Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Education

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088582A

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Learn best-practice research methods before you begin an original thesis in the education field. Our integrated program lets graduates without research experience undertake a PhD in Education with confidence.

VU's Integrated PhD in Education program

We’ll give you intensive coaching in ethical research techniques for a year. After passing the coursework and thesis with a 70% average, you’ll begin your own original research, finishing your PhD in the standard four years.

Throughout your study, you’ll have the support of experienced supervisors. You’ll also have access to our specialised research centres, where you’ll work on real projects for industry and government.

We collaborate with local and international organisations, including other universities and research institutes. These networks and experiences are invaluable to your future career.

As well as writing a full-length thesis, you’ll present your findings clearly and effectively, through:

  • conferences
  • public presentations for broader audiences
  • journals
  • books
  • other publications.

Research programs in education

When you undertake a doctoral degree in education at VU, you’ll specialise in one of our areas of research focus. These are supported by expertise from the University, research partners, institutes and research centres.

We are committed to undertaking high-impact research that shapes healthier, smarter and more sustainable communities across six interdisciplinary areas of research focus.

Our education research benefits the whole community, through programs that work towards social transformation and inclusion through policy and practice. You’ll take part in collaborative research that creates new knowledge in local and international education communities.

Our education researchers are renowned for research excellence. You’ll have access to progressive thinkers, excellent facilities, and award-winning academics.

We cover more than just the school system, focusing our applied research on:

  • early childhood
  • curriculum and pedagogy as complex conversations
  • learning in, through and beyond the workplace
  • teacher education for diversity
  • youth work.

Careers in education research, policy and management

Postgraduate study is increasingly important in advancing your education career. This course could lead to a career as one of the following:

  • education professional in schools or other settings
  • manager in specialist education
  • policy maker or developer
  • workplace trainer.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time City Queen Campus
256, 283, 295 and 300 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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