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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.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
  • Ideal preparation for the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education.
QUT course code ED12
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code002501G

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 supervisor(s), you will conduct your research within the Centre for Learning Innovation. The course is a fitting preparation for the Faculty’s Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education.

Units

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The course consists of four stages:

  1. Coursework preparation: you undertake two research methodology units - Professional Applications of Research and Conducting Innovative Educational Research. 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, you will determine the research methods to be used in your thesis and begin work on your literature review.
  2. Confirmation of candidature: 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: you execute your research proper, collecting your data and analysing the results.
  4. Submission: you finish writing your thesis and present it to a review panel for approval at a final oral seminar open to the public. Once aproved, your thesis is ready to be submitted for examination.

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Entry requirements

- a four-year education-related degree with a grade point average of at least 5 (on a 7-point scale) or equivalent, with demonstrated potential for further study and evidence of professional standing; 
- OR a graduate diploma in an education-related field with a grade point average of at least 5 (on a 7-point scale) or equivalent, with a demonstrated potential for further study and evidence of professional standing; 
- OR an honours degree in an education-related field with a minimum second class Honours division A or B. 

Applicants who do not have professional experience in an education-related field would normally be expected to demonstrate their potential for further study with a grade point average 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 - 2014: $9,900 per Study Period (full-time) (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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