Master of Education (By Research)

Monash University

This program is particularly suitable for those who have research interests but who have not previously carried out a major research project and would like to eventually progress to doctoral studies in education. Students conduct a study that is substantial but smaller in scope than a PhD. Research areas offered include early childhood, primary and secondary education; gifted education; inclusive and special education; information and communication technology in education; international education; leadership and policy development; literacy studies; LOTE; mathematics and science education; music education; school and organisational leadership; work and learning studies; educational and developmental psychology; counselling; mentoring and coaching; professional development studies; teaching English as a foreign or second language; and sport and outdoor recreation.

Entry Requirements:

4 years of University study (either through a double degree or undergraduate degree plus Graduate Diploma or honours year) with a credit average; or qualifications/experience considered equivalent


A study that is substantial but smaller in scope than a PhD and complete a 30-40,000 word thesis.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applicants who do not meet the criteria may be admitted to preliminary candidature and if the preliminary requirements are successfully met, they may then proceed to the Master of Education.

Further information:

Preference is given to applicants with some qualifications in education. Academic ability will be assessed on the basis of at least a credit average performance in a pass degree, or the possession of an honours degree, or success in postgraduate coursework, or academic references.

Who for:

Those interested in or involved in learning and education

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Berwick No info Yes Online 1.5 years
Berwick No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Berwick No info Yes Part time 3 years
Clayton No info Yes Online 1.5 years
Clayton No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Clayton No info Yes Part time 3 years
Peninsula No info Yes Online 1.5 years
Peninsula No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Peninsula No info Yes Part time 3 years
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