Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
044909B
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

The Master of Education by Research is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree. It allows students to undertake independent, supervised research on a topic of their choice (subject to availability of supervisors and resources and confined to the broad field of education). The degree is awarded on the basis of a written thesis.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Course costs

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

A candidate for the degree of Master of Education (Research) must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

Eligibility for admission to the Master of Education (Research) is determined having regard to the applicant’s capacity to meet the entry requirements approved by the Academic Board. Eligibility criteria for the degree as outlined below:

  1. A four year Bachelor of Education degree (or equivalent) with a credit average or higher.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Program Policy.

2. Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet the general entry requirements but who have other qualifications and/or professional experience may be considered for special entry to the course.

Applying for admission

English language requirements

Overall score: 7.0 Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Pathways to further study

Graduates may progress to doctoral studies.

More course information

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

Scholarships

Please see the ACU Candidature Services page for information on scholarships.

Contacts

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (International enquiries).

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Master of Education by Research is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree. It allows students to undertake independent, supervised research on a topic of their choice (subject to availability of supervisors and resources and confined to the broad field of education). The degree is awarded on the basis of a written thesis.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Ballarat
  • 02-Jul-2019
Brisbane
  • 02-Jul-2019
Canberra
  • 02-Jul-2019
Melbourne
  • 02-Jul-2019
Strathfield
  • 02-Jul-2019

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3123.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $24984.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $49968.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Overall score: 7.0 Individual score of 6.0 in all tests. Applications are encouraged from persons who have a first degree or postgraduate diploma in the relevant area and appropriate professional experience. It is likely that the backgrounds of candidates will vary considerably. Applications will only be approved if a staff member is available for supervision duties and is willing to undertake supervision in the proposed area of study.

Applying for admission

English language requirements

Overall score: 7.0 Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Pathways to further study

Graduates may progress to doctoral studies.

More course information

Fees
The cost of the course for local students is borne by the University as part of its Higher Degree Research student program. Students may be eligible for a commonwealth funded Research Training Program (RTP) place.

International students who are not awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will need to pay full international tuition fees.

Scholarships

Please see the ACU Candidature Services page for information on scholarships.

Contacts

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (International enquiries).

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

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