Faculty of Education

Future research students

The Faculty of Education Research Office works under the University Graduate Research Office to offer support to Education Higher Degree by Research students. We assist you from your initial enquiry, through to completion of your Higher Degree by Research.

The Faculty welcomes an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective local, national and international Higher Degree by Research prospective students, with opportunities for full-time or part-time study towards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Education (EdD) degree or Master of Education (MEd) (Research).  If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please contact the Northern Research Hub (Research.North@utas.edu.au) to complete an EOI form.

For information on our research degrees please see the Study With Us pages.

The University of Tasmania offer a range of exciting research opportunities and we seek to provide quality supervision and a supportive and stimulating research culture for all candidates.

A Higher Degree by Research provides candidates with an opportunity to undertake focused research under supervision in order to make a significant contribution within the chosen research area.

Applications and enrolments can happen anytime during the year.  However scholarship applications are only assessed twice yearly.

If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please contact the Northern Research Hub (Research.North@utas.edu.au) to complete an Expression of Interest form.

  • The Expression of Interest is not intended to be a final or worked up version of the research you may eventually do.
  • Submitting the Expression of Interest does not guarantee a place in our degrees.
  • Following the completion of an Expression of Interest, applications for a Higher Degree by Research is made to the Education Faculty Research Office.
  • Once applications have been appraised by the faculty, they are forwarded to the university graduate research office for decision.
  • The graduate research office will communicate application results with applicants.

There is a range of scholarships and grants available from the University of Tasmania. In addition the Faculty of Education provides financial support of up to $3000 over the period of candidature to Higher Degree by Research candidates.

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Requirements

University Graduate Research Office Scholarships

The University of Tasmania offers a wide range of tax free scholarships to assist candidates to complete their graduate research degree on a full-time basis.

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Research Conference Support Scheme (RCSS)

Notification of RCSS rounds is circulated to RHD students. There is usually a strict timeline to allow peer review feedback, amendments, and sign off by the Head of School.

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Active involvement in a conference can be valuable for networking and developing links for new research. This is a co-sponsored University scheme. Applicants must be enrolled in an RHD program.

Co-funded PhD Scholarship

Dean of Research will consider applications for co-funded scholarships at any time and will typically be for 3 years with the scope for 6 month extension to allow for write up.

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This scholarship is available for a student who has successful application for enrolment in a Faculty of Education Higher Degree by Research (MEd by research, PhD or EdD), or current enrolment in a Faculty of Education Higher Degree by Research with demonstrated satisfactory progress in candidature. Applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarships.

Faculty of Education Half-Full Fee Scholarships for International Students

The Faculty of Education is committed to supporting International students pursuing Masters and/or Doctorate research degrees at the University of Tasmania. To assist and encourage our students, the Faculty offers a number of Half-Full Fee Scholarships for International students. The scholarships aim to enhance students' learning experiences and facilitate the timely completion of their degree.

Half-Full Fee scholarships are available to both new and continuing students in the Faculty.

Future Students:

Future students must submit the completed and signed application form responding to the scholarship selection criteria and a full application for a Higher Degree by Research in the Faculty, including a CV, certified academic transcripts, proof of English Language, two referee reports and a brief outline of the proposed research project.

Current students:

Current students can be nominated by their supervisor or may elect to apply for the scholarship independently. In either case the applicant must submit the completed and signed application form responding to the scholarship selection criteria and provide two referee reports using the template. At least one referee must be a current supervisor of the applicant.

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This scholarship is available for a student who has successful application for enrolment in a Faculty of Education Higher Degree by Research (MEd by research, PhD or EdD), or current enrolment in a Faculty of Education Higher Degree by Research with demonstrated satisfactory progress in candidature. Applicants must not be in receipt of any other scholarships.

Research in the Faculty of Education is directed towards enhancing education in school, university and work place settings.  The Faculty has a growing research record in a wide range of disciplinary areas including mathematics, literacy, science education and Health and Physical Education, and in relation to key contemporary issues, including school leadership, provision for students with learning difficulties, rural and regional education, early childhood education and TESOL.

Faculty academics are associated with national and international research networks and major collaborative research projects that present exciting opportunities for graduate research.

The Faculty has internationally recognised researchers in a number of areas.  Teacher education and professional development of teachers are a strong focus for research.  The Faculty welcomes Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective local, national and international graduate research students, with opportunities for full-time or part-time study.  If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please contact the Northern Research Hub (Research.North@utas.edu.au) to complete an EOI form.

For a full list of the research discipline areas please see the Research Groups tab at the top of this page.

Faculty of Education Half-Fee Scholarship

The Faculty of Education is committed to supporting International students pursuing Masters and/or Doctorate research degrees at the University of Tasmania. 

To assist and encourage our students, the Faculty offers a number of Half-Fee Scholarships for International Students. The Half-Fee scholarship will reduce by half of the tuition fees payable for studies in a Faculty of Education research higher degree (M Ed Research, PhD or EdD).  Applications will be accepted from both new applicants and continuing candidates - Application details

Successful applicants will possess potential for contribution to established or emerging research areas for the Faculty: