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Research master degree

Today's educators are expected to be lifelong learners, able to adapt to global changes in education where routines and boundaries are often challenged.

You will explore the relationship between research and practice, encouraging you to analyse issues of interest to you. If you have an interest in research, but have not completed a major research project and would like to eventually progress to doctoral studies in education - this course is suited to you.

You will complete two coursework units, including a compulsory core research methods unit, and a thesis of up to 20-25,000 words. We provide a wide range of specialisations to suit your career aspirations.

There are many research areas offered in this program including; early childhood, primary and secondary education, gifted and special education, information and communication technology in education, international education, leadership and policy development, literacy studies, mathematics and science education, music education, school and organisational leadership, work and learning studies, educational and developmental psychology, counselling, mentoring and coaching, professional development studies, teaching English as a foreign or second language and sport and outdoor recreation.

This program is designed to meet the needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education within the wider educational community or working in the corporate or government sector.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Master of Education
Course Handbook

'Monash University initially provided me with the opportunity for further study on a flexible, part-time basis which allowed me to continue with my teaching career.' - Rachael Richardson completed the Master of Education and used her thesis as a pathway to do her PhD.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Research Training Program (RTP)

This course is supported by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are awarded an RTP Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master's degree.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.