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Education - 2354

Program Summary

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Research
Typical Duration: 2 Years
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC Per Semester: 12
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC For Award: 96
Master of Education (Research)

Program Description

The Master of Education by Research is suited to the needs of professionals requiring some further research training and experience who are unable to devote the three or more years required to complete a PhD program. Candidates would normally have completed an undergraduate degree in Education at Honours level but those who have undertaken a Master degree in Education by coursework with superior results may be eligible for admission.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Students who complete the Master of Education by Research program will be competent to carry out research in their chosen area and to advise others on research matters.

Program Structure

Candidates are required to complete three coursework components relevant to their area of research and a thesis. The coursework components are selected after consultation with the supervisor. The program takes two years full-time or four years part-time. Courses offered by the School of Education in 2010 are:
Optional courses for Postgraduate Research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Interdisciplinary Faculty Courses

Master of Education by Research in Applied Linguistics
This is a cross-disciplinary program (program 2354, plan code EDSTNR2354) run by the School of Education and Linguistics. Students are required to complete a 30,000 word thesis (which may be supervised in either the School of Education or Linguistics depending on the topic and available expertise) and to take three courses, as follows: one compulsory course on research methods, plus two electives (one from Linguistics and one from Education).

Compulsory Course on Research Methods

Elective Courses in Linguistics

Elective Courses in Education
Students may choose any one of the Master of Education courses offered in the School of Education.

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