Master of Education (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This is an advanced research program that requires original research in an area of interest to the student and of broader significance in the university and the community. It will assist to upgrade original training and educational qualifications and to equip graduates for senior positions, professional leadership, develop areas of expertise and increase professional credibility in educational and training settings. The program involves the generation of deep knowledge in a specific professional area of study, a comprehensive review of the literature, advanced research techniques, and extensive analysis applied to a project in a workplace situation.

Course Fee:

International: $52,800

Entry Requirements:

A 4-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline with a GPA of 5 (on a 7 point scale) or equivalent, together with professional expertise in a specific field of education or training and a demonstrated potential to engage in research; or a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Education with a GPA of 5 or better (on a 7 point scale) or equivalent together with professional expertise in a specific field of education or training and a demonstrated potential to engage in research; or a bachelor degree with Class 1 Honours or Class 2 Division I or Division II Honours


The program has four distinct phases - proposal and affirmation of candidature, writing of the thesis, presentation of a scholarly paper to a significant national or international audience, and examination of the thesis.

Subjects you can Study:


Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC is ranked by students as one of Australia's best universities for teaching quality and overall student experience. USC offers hands-on learning and flexible study options across more than 120 programs, at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. All USC programs include practical training or internships, and a focus on the core skills students need to succeed in the future workplace. In 2018, USC ranked equal fifth out of universities in Australia for employer satisfaction with graduates. USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 26 research fields rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental sciences, nursing, medical and health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, human studies and communication. USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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