Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Shape the future of education with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education by promoting the interdependence of research, learning and change
RMIT’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education cultivates high-level skills in research processes, communication, analysis and synthesis of knowledge in education.
You will have the opportunity to complete a higher degree by research and work with world class supervisors on projects that align with the Centre for Education, Training and Work in the Asian Century (CETWAC) in the School of Education.
Individually supervised research programs are available in:
- How do resilient cities promote marginalised young people’s resilience?
- The Competition for Advancement through Vocational Education.
- Science achievement and Socio-Economic Status.
- Teaching Educators in Partnership.
What you will gain through this program
Throughout your candidature, you will receive career mentorship including a commitment to publish and the development of career growth and publication plan at the conclusion of your program
For details on the projects and possibilities to include in your proposal, please get in touch with the project supervisors below.
How do resilient cities promote marginalised young people’s resilience?
Contact: Professor Peter Kelly email@example.com
The Competition for Advancement through Vocational Education
Contact: Professor Rob Strathdee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Science achievement and Socio-Economic Status
Contact: Professor Amanda Berry, email@example.com
Teaching Educators in Partnership
Contact: Associate Professor Kathy Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program equips you with a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. Graduates are employed in tertiary academic positions, research centres and institutes, and senior leadership and management positions in a variety of education environments.
You may also be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, non-government organisations and corporations.
Program and course information
Prepare for a career in academia
Develop your own project and use your high-level skills in research analysis and process.