Faculty of Education

Master of Education (Research)

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Location: Campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field

Duration: 2 years or equivalent part-time

Intake: Throughout the year

Entry Requirements: Honours/Degree with a 25% research component (or equivalent) or demonstrated suitable experience

Fees: Commonwealth Research Training Scheme

Course Code: E8A

About the Degree:

A Master of Education (Research) degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a specialist field.  The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of traditionally circa 30,000 words written in English.

Topics for Masters (research) degrees in the Faculty of Education will reflect the candidate’s own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors.  Further information on the research areas in the Faculty, please use the keyword "Education" from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.

All candidates for a Masters (research) degree are also required to enrol concurrently in two units in the Graduate Certificate of Research

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic.  Applicants will be considered who have:

  • an honours degree with at least second class lower standard; or
  • degree with a minimum research component (eg a thesis); or
  • substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work.

Course Objectives

Graduates will fulfill the skill requirements in the Australian Qualification Framework for this degree and the University of Tasmania expects all graduates of a Master of Education (Research) to meet its Generic Attributes

Career outcomes

Graduates are highly valued for positions in the education and other relevant sectors. A Master of Education (Research) degree also provides a pathway to a PhD.

International Students:

International applicants must also meet the University’s English language requirements for admission: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply/admission-requirements

Fees for international candidates are found at http://www.international.utas.edu.au/apps/courses/show/9


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How To Apply

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 focussed research under supervision for several years in order to make a significant contribution within the chosen research area.

Applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year.  Applications are assessed by a committee at the end of each month.

If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please first submit an Expression of Interest.

  • 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.



Vanessa Donald | Faculty Officer
Phone: +61 3 6324 3337
Email: postgraduate@educ.utas.edu.au


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