Research course

Master of Education (Research)

Explore critical issues in educational practice, policy and research through completion of a research dissertation.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1233

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

1.5

Selection rank

CRICOS code

079341D
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Overview

This three-semester research degree will provide you with the skills required to be a successful leader in the education sector, capable of addressing critical issues in educational practice, policy and research.

This course is designed for teachers, educational leaders, administrators, and other education professionals seeking to extend and deepen their expertise, undergo professional development and renewal, or proceed to a higher degree.

In this research-classified course, you will undertake a research dissertation (24 points) and coursework (12 points). This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance your teaching, leadership and/or administration roles within the education field. On completion of this qualification, you will be eligible to enrol in a PhD.

3 reasons to study the Master of Education by Research at Murdoch

  1. Study at the first university in Australia, and among only a few in the world, to offer the Tribes TLCTM Basic Course Certification as an accredited postgraduate unit.
  2. Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and data analysis, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  3. You’ll be taught by leading academics who have professional experience and internationally recognised research in education.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • research methodologies used in educational and social science research
  • critical analysis of a topic of educational research.

Your future career

You’ll graduate qualified for high-level professional roles in the education and community sector. Careers could include:

  • Head of Department
  • School Leader
  • Program Leader or Designer
  • Advisor to Government
  • University Lecturer/Tutor

Professional recognition

This qualification will provide evidence of professional learning for registration and re-registration as a teacher.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Not applicable to research courses.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Not applicable to research courses.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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