24 months
28500 AUD/year
22300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are a graduate with education experience who is looking to expand your expertise in research, this Master of Education (Research) from University of Canberra will provide you with the critical research skills you need for either career advancement in education-focused fields or as a stepping stone to doctoral research. 

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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc

 Depending on your previous research training, this flexible course provides you with the option of concentrating on a thesis alone, or undertaking a combination of postgraduate coursework along with a thesis. 

If you embark upon a blended path, you will cover a critical overview of research perspectives and practices, with particular reference to education and learning, reading and critiquing research reports, communicating the results of research, and conducting practical and ethical research. 

You will also be introduced to a variety of research practices, such as survey research, case study, discourse analysis and ethnography. Whichever route you choose, you will graduate ready for future success in either a senior professional role in an education-focused field or in educational research. 

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Education (Research) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • embark on a Research Education Program for superior knowledge of research principles and methods
  • acquire outstanding cognitive, technical and creative abilities to engage in independent research
  • critically investigate a personal area of interest in education
  • demonstrate your communication skills by presenting a strong and sustained argument through reporting. 

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Executive teacher
  • Education policy adviser
  • Senior curriculum developer
  • Research officer
  • Lecturer
  • Sessional academic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four year undergraduate degree in Education or a three year degree and a one year graduate diploma in a related area, or academic qualifications deemed equivalent with above average performance, and demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research. 
  • Two years of relevant work experience would be an advantage. Students without research training units in their previous studies will be advised to undertake the combined coursework/research training option in the course.
CRICOS Code: 035365D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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