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Higher Degrees by Research

With a research focus on educational innovation, extensive partnerships with industry and our research centres, the Faculty of Education is committed to supporting research students to pursue Higher Degrees by Research. Our HDR candidates are part of a strong research culture and form an integral aspect of the faculty research activities and UC community.

The diversity of educational research in the Faculty includes an array of projects related to:

  • school teaching
  • teacher education
  • educational policy
  • tertiary teaching and learning
  • teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • teacher professional development
  • inclusive education and
  • community education and development.

Dr Eleni PetrakiA testament to the Faculty's commitment is the role of Associate Dean Research - Higher Degrees by Research dedicated to the development of our HDR students and offerings.

Dr Eleni Petraki is our Associate Dean Research - Higher Degrees by Research.

Dr Deborah Pino-PasternakThe Faculty also has a dedicated Associate Dean Research and Enterprise who works closely with the ADR (HDR) and focuses on research development and enterprise.

Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternak is our Associate Dean Research and Enterprise.

Finding the right supervisor is hugely important to the success of your research degree because you will be spending a lot of time working closely with them.  We work to pair you with the right supervisor to make your higher degree candidature with us as smooth and productive as possible.

The Faculty offers access to the following degrees to suitable applicants:

More detailed information about the application process and research development for our HDR programs is found on these sites: