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C03047v2 Master of Education (Research)

Award(s): Master of Education (Research) (MEd(Res))
CRICOS code: 040690D
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Education or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Further study at UTS
Other information

Overview

The Master of Education (Research) is intended for those who wish to pursue advanced research in one of the areas of faculty expertise.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, and academic positions.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Entry is by direct admission or through a research pathway from the Master of Education (by coursework) (C04232).

Selection criteria also include the quality of the research proposal, the faculty's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field, and, where necessary, demonstration of generic technical skills.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Students are required to enrol in person and meet Phase 1 and 2 assessment requirements.

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

This research degree is undertaken partly by thesis. Candidates are required to undertake coursework. The coursework component consists of the two 6-credit-point subjects currently offered in the Master of Education.

The Master of Education (Research) is structured in three phases. Phase 1 involves the development of a number of advanced research skills and capabilities. At the beginning of the program, students negotiate a master's study plan with their supervisor. This plan makes explicit the kinds of support each student requires. A formal master's assessment is undertaken at the end of Phase 1 in which the candidates present a full proposal for assessment, which is a prerequisite for entering Phase 2.

In Phase 2, students develop their individual program of research, and their readiness to enter Phase 3 is assessed at the end of Phase 2.

In Phase 3, candidates engage in the preparation and submission of a major thesis, which makes a sustained contribution to knowledge in their field of inquiry.

Research and development activities are provided throughout the three phases to assist students to develop the capabilities of a successful doctoral graduate.

Course completion requirements

016102 Thesis (Education) 
013228 Research Practices 
013098 Independent Study Project 1 

Further study at UTS

This course can also serve as a pathway into higher research degrees (PhD, EdD) if the student's research project and progress are considered acceptable at the master's assessment.

Other information

Further information is available from the research degrees administrator:

Margaret McGrath
telephone + 61 2 9514 4547