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Monash University

Doctor of Philosophy

Course code: 0079 ~ Course abbreviation: PhD ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Education

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton; Gippsland; Peninsula)

External (Clayton; Gippsland; Peninsula)

Course description

The PhD program in the Faculty of Education may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty. These include early childhood, primary and secondary education; inclusive/special and gifted education; information and communication technology in education; international education; leadership and policy development; literacy studies; mathematics and science education; music education; school and organisational leadership; work and learning studies; educational and developmental psychology; counselling, counselling psychology, mentoring and coaching; professional development studies; teaching English as a foreign or second language; and sport and outdoor recreation.

External candidature

Candidature by external mode is available and can be on a full-time or part-time basis. Prospective candidates applying for this mode must be able to ensure regular interactive communication with their supervisor and be able to undertake the equivalent of 15 days of full-time study within the university each year although this requirement may be relaxed in later years depending on the candidate's progress.

Course structure

Students undertake a program of supervised research and submit a thesis. The thesis should offer a significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline concerned and demonstrate the student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2821 or +61 3 9905 9498

Course adviser

Associate Professor Ilana Snyder