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Education

Doctorate/PhD

Monash University supports, promotes and conducts high quality research that holds significant impact in Australia and overseas. Graduates from Monash Education's doctoral programs occupy senior positions in education and research in many countries around the world within both the public and private sector.

A PhD in Education takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. The program enables you to complete extensive, independent research on an agreed topic under the supervision of at least two expert academics. Your research will aim to improve teaching practice and extend your expertise and skills relating to pressing educational issues. The thesis should make a significant contribution to human knowledge and theory, and demonstrate your ability to carry out independent research. The core research project is enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units that provide you with the skills required to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration 3-4 years (full time)
Start date Throughout the year
Qualification Doctor of Philosophy
Course Handbook

A PhD in Education requires you to complete a research thesis (or alternative approved output) of no more than 80,000 words. The PhD program may be undertaken in any area of research, including:

  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational psychology and inclusive education
  • Mathematics, science and technology
  • Teacher education, language, arts and professional learning
  • Work, learning and leadership

As well as the research component, you will also complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills to support you in your future career.

Graduate Education

Andres is a PHD Candidate. He explains why he chose Monash Education.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English entry requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,700

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 041043E