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Overview

  • Equip yourself with the research and analytical skills to position you as an expert in your field.
  • Be supported by accredited supervisors, many of whom are world-renowned academics.
  • Research a topic of your choice.
  • Ideal preparation for the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education.
QUT course code EU10
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2015 & 2016 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code084928A
Careers
  • Educational researcher
  • Educator
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Fellow
  • Research officer

Details

The Master of Education (Research) equips you with the research and analytical skills to position you as an expert in your field. This program allows you to research a topic of your choice, consistent with the strategic plans of the faculty, and culminates in the submission of a thesis. Under the guidance of your supervisors, you will conduct your research within the Office of Education Research. The course is a fitting preparation for the faculty’s Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education.

Units

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The course comprises four stages: preparation, confirmation of candidature, implementation and submission of a thesis of up to 40,000 words.

  1. Preparation stage: you undertake two research methodology units - Conducting and Evaluating Educational Research and Shaping an Educational Research Project. Exemption may be granted for the methodology units if you can demonstrate that you have already completed equivalent studies or have relevant research experience. During this stage, in consultation with your supervisors, you will determine the research methods to be used in your thesis and begin work on your literature review.
  2. Confirmation of candidature stage: you present and justify your research proposal at a seminar attended by academic staff and your peers. Your confirmation document includes your research design and your draft literature review.
  3. Implementation stage: you execute your research proper, collecting your data and analysing the results.
  4. Submission stage: in the final stage of your Master of Education (Research) journey, you finish writing your thesis and present it to a review panel for approval at a final oral seminar open to the public. Once approved, your thesis is ready to be submitted for examination.

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Entry requirements

You must have one of:

  • a completed recognised four-year bachelor degree (or equivalent) in education with a minimum grade point average score of 5 (on QUT's 7-point scale) with demonstrated potential for further study and evidence of professional standing
  • a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in education with a minimum grade point average score of 5 (on QUT's 7-point scale) with a demonstrated potential for further study and evidence of professional standing
  • a bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in education with a minimum second class honours division A.

Applicants who do not have professional experience in education would normally be expected to demonstrate their potential for further study with a minimum grade point average score of 6 (on a 7-point scale) or better.

Admission into the course is dependent on the availability of supervisors with expertise appropriate to the individual topic.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

Research Training Scheme funded. Tuition fees may apply for exceeding maximum time - 2015: $15,900 per study period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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How to apply for Master of Education (Research)

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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