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Master of Education (Research) - 927AA

Course Code: 927AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
CRICOS Code: 035365D
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 6.5. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Master your education research skills

If you are a graduate with education experience who is looking to expand your expertise in research, this master’s course will provide you with the critical research skills you need for either career advancement in education-focused fields or as a stepping stone to doctoral research. Depending on your previous research training, this flexible course provides you with the option of concentrating on a thesis alone, or undertaking a combination of postgraduate coursework along with a thesis. 

If you embark upon a blended path, you will cover a critical overview of research perspectives and practices, with particular reference to education and learning, reading and critiquing research reports, communicating the results of research, and conducting practical and ethical research. You will also be introduced to a variety of research practices, such as survey research, case study, discourse analysis and ethnography. Whichever route you choose, you will graduate ready for future success in either a senior professional role in an education-focused field or in educational research. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Education (Research) at UC and you will:

  • embark on a Research Education Program for superior knowledge of research principles and methods
  • acquire outstanding cognitive, technical and creative abilities to engage in independent research
  • critically investigate a personal area of interest in education
  • demonstrate your communication skills by presenting a strong and sustained argument through reporting. 

Work Integrated Learning

For the research component of this course, you will be encouraged to apply your existing professional knowledge and undertake new research to identify and explore a real-world problem in the field of education, using your own educational employment context, if applicable.

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Executive teacher
  • Education policy adviser
  • Senior curriculum developer
  • Research officer
  • Lecturer
  • Sessional academic

Course-specific information

To apply, students must have a four-year undergraduate degree in Education, or a three-year degree and a one-year graduate diploma in a related area, or academic qualifications deemed equivalent with above average performance, and have demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research. Two years of relevant work experience would be an advantage. Students without research training units in their previous studies will be advised to undertake the combined coursework/research training option in the course.

Police checks may be required in certain research projects, such as those involving children or adolescents.

A high level of written English is essential.

Domestic students who are accepted on this course are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for the standard duration of the course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the start of your degree. Further information on fees for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found here.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

A four year undergraduate degree in Education or a three year degree and a one year graduate diploma in a related area, or academic qualifications deemed equivalent with above average performance, and demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research. Two years of relevant work experience would be an advantage. Students without research training units in their previous studies will be advised to undertake the combined coursework/research training option in the course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Police checks may be required in certain research projects such as those with children or adolescents.

Assumed Knowledge

High level written English.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Research Type 2 not open for admission in Semester 2.

Notes for International Applicants

Research Type 2 not open for admission in Semester 2.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Education (Research) MEd(Rsch)

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$22,300

$28,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the course will:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of educational research
- Exhibit the cognitive, technical and creative skills to engage in independent research that includes the critical investigation in an educational context
- Exhibit the communication and technical skills to present a coherent and sustained argument as a means of reporting the research
.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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