Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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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.
Graduates of this doctorate degree will develop the skills required to conduct independent research.
Individually supervised research programs are available in:
- primary education
- secondary education
- early childhood education
- information and communication technology (ICT) and educational curriculum
- higher education
- discipline specific-areas – literacy, numeracy, science, arts and creative arts, social science, curriculum design and sustainability.
What you will gain through this program
Through undertaking an original, substantial and rigorous research project, you will contribute to the knowledge base in your chosen field.
You will develop a thesis or research project that makes a substantial and original contribution to an existing body of knowledge.
Why study Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation at RMIT?
At RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers, and strong connection to industry.
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.