Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to a PhD, applicants must:

  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from the University with first-class Honours or second class Honours, first division, or
  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Masters degree from the University, with a Relevant Research Component, or
  • Submit other evidence of relevant professional qualifications and experience, or research experience, to satisfy the Dean (Graduate Studies) that the applicant possesses a level of relevant research experience equivalent to an award in either clause (4)a or (4)b; and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to a PhD candidature, if any, as may be prescribed by the Dean (Graduate Studies).

All candidates are expected to be proficient in English comprehension and expression.

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Research proposal

The Faculty of Education has 2 research concentrations, namely the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) and TeachLab.

SEAE welcomes HDR researchers across sustainability, environment and the Arts in education, for example:

  • Environmental Education in the Anthropocene from K-12, higher education and the community
  • Sustainability in the Anthropocene
  • Arts Education in the Anthropocene from K-12, higher education and the community
  • Creativity
  • Childhoodnature and Natureplay
  • Arts-based Educational Research (e.g. a/r/tography)
  • Autoethnography
  • Walking Inquiry
  • Pedagogy and Curriulum
  • Theoretical studies (e.g. posthumanism, poststructuralism, postqualitative).

TeachLab welcomes HDR researchers across educational improvement, for example:

  • Educational leadership
  • School improvement
  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Experience
  • Mentoring
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Virtual learning
  • Higher education governance
  • STEM.