24 months
29500 AUD/year
23600 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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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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Research Perspectives
  • Master of Education Thesis Type  

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.

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

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  • International

    29500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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