Master of Philosophy - Education (By Research)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Master of Philosophy is a specialised research degree for qualified educators who wish to pursue research in their area of interest and seek out roles in leadership and policy. One-third of this degree is coursework with the remainder of the program is used to conduct a supervised research project. The Master of Philosophy is also a pathway to higher degree research programs such as the Doctor of Education or the Doctor of Philosophy.


The Master of Philosophy combines a research project with specialised education studies in areas such as Adult and Vocational Education, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Information Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT) in Education and Training, Literacy, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL.


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work
  • Contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course
  • And conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Study pathways

Advanced standing for the coursework component of the degree may be awarded on the basis of previous research studies.

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