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Master of Education (Research)


160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units:All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To gain entry to the course a person must apply for admission and be offered a place in the course. Candidates must have completed:

  1. a four year Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent and one years teaching experience; or
  2. a Bachelor degree or equivalent in an area other than education plus a Graduate Diploma in Education or a Graduate Certificate in a field of education2 or another appropriate field of study, together with appropriate professional experience.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Research Units;
  2. 140 cp from the Thesis.


Schedule of Unit Offerings

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Research Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD633 10

Methods of Educational Research

EDFD658 10

Interpreting and Designing Educational Research


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU621 140 Major Thesis (Full-time)


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU622 140

Major Thesis (Part-time)

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2For example, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education.