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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Doctor of Education

The University of New England is committed to maintaining its strong research culture, underpinned by high research training standards. The University Doctor of Education (EdD) Rules provide the framework for one of the University's highest level awards. They provide 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.

Campus Information


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from the Institution
10 Days
Provisional / Unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The course is designed for those who wish to move into leadership positions in education, whether in a school, TAFE College or University. However, it is not limited to careers in education as members of the police and armed forces and private sector workers also undertake the degree. Because of its focus on workplace change and leadership, the Doctor of Education is also ideal for individuals seeking a change in career.

PSW Opportunity

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional  2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa  (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

Admission to candidature in the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has:

  • (a) certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant undertaking the proposed EdD program are available; and
  • (b) nominated an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) in accordance with Supervision Rules.

The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the course for the degree of Doctor of Education (EdD) an applicant who:

  • (a) satisfies the HDR Coordinator that they have relevant experience in an educational institution or in education services delivery; and
  • (b) has a degree of Master (AQF Level 9) or equivalent with at least a 25% research component; or
  • (c) has a degree of Bachelor Honours (AQF Level 8) with at least upper second class honors or equivalent; or
  • (d) has a degree at AQF Level 8 or AQF Level 9 or equivalent and has adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate research preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training, during occupation or through peer-reviewed publications; or
  • (e) has previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9 or 10) in the University but not have submitted it for any degree; and
  • (f) has produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the EdD level; and
  • (g) meets the University's English Language for Admission Requirements for Higher Degrees by Research; or
  • (h) in instances where other types of relevant evidence for English language competency in a research context are offered by the applicant (eg the applicant has within the past five years authored or co-authored research publications in the English language), the HDR Coordinator may present a case to the Committee arguing for the validity and acceptability of this evidence; and

(i) has completed and had approved by the Committee an EdD research proposal.

  • Course Code: 088984E
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 80640 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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