James Cook University

Doctor of Education (Research)

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081375J

Level of study: Doctorate Degrees

Summary

What to expect

This degree enables professionals to study several issues and encourages writing for different kinds of audiences (for example for work settings, for parents, for journals and newsletters and for academic publishers), instead of focusing on one issue culminating in one thesis.

Candidates submit a portfolio of work that includes a dissertation.

This professional doctorate can be undertaken off campus. Support is available on campus, however, and students will be encouraged to participate in the University’s research programs.

This program involves:

  • identifying a research topic (a theoretical or practical issue of educational significance),
  • designing and carrying out a research project to investigate that issue, and
  • writing a substantial thesis that discusses relevant literature, the perspective and methodology adopted in the research, and the findings and significance of the research.

Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have:

Knowledge

A substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution

Substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning.

Skills

Cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice

Cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge

Expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning

Communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions

Communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards and to communicate results to peers and the community

Expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.

Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

With intellectual independence

With initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning

With full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs

To plan and execute original research

With the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 01 January 2023
01 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 01 January 2023
01 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 01 January 2023
01 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 01 January 2023
01 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,960 Per Year
Start date: 01 January 2023
01 July 2023
Duration: 4 years Read more4 years full time
Study mode: Online study
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an AQF level 8 bachelor degree with research component (or equivalent), a Preliminary Project Proposal, and Statement of Research Training, Experience, Skills and Attributes forms.

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia