Curtin University

Master of Philosophy (Education)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Master Degrees (Research) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for research, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.This research, thesis-based specialisation expands knowledge to above that of the specialisation attained at the graduate diploma level, and advances skills in educational research and evaluation. Graduates are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, development or evaluation projects with a degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • This research program requires the completion and presentation of a research thesis, which offers the candidate the opportunity to do a substantive piece of research. While considerable flexibility is offered in the choice of topics, the area of study must be one in which the candidate has had some previous study and is within the supervision limits. Contribution to knowledge of the field is an expected outcome of the thesis work. If the thesis is a research study, it may be a replication of another study. In this case, the expectation would be that, as in the case of an original problem, the candidate builds on the work of others, extending that work so that it satisfies the requirement of contribution to the field. Whatever the topic, the candidate must demonstrate a thorough research of the literature, a knowledge of the substance of the field, independence of thought and fluency of expression. The thesis must be presented in an acceptable form in accordance with University policy.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants require a Bachelor Degree with a strong academic performance and may also require relevant substantial work experience or Bachelor Honours Degree (first or second class) or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth International: $72,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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