Master of Education (By Research)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Education by Research is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree. It allows students to undertake independent, supervised research on a topic of their choice (subject to availability of supervisors and resources and confined to the broad field of education). The degree is awarded on the basis of a written thesis.


160 credit points


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

  • 4-year BEd or equivalent, 1 year teaching experience
  • Or bachelor degree, GDip in Education or Grad Cert in a field of Education or similar, and professional experience

Study pathways

Graduates may progress to doctoral studies.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Ballarat (Aquinas) International: $48,512 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $48,512 No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) International: $48,512 No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $48,512 No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $48,512 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants who do not meet the general entry requirements but who have other qualifications and/or professional experience which would provide a sound basis for admission may be considered for special entry to the course. Candidates without the necessary academic background in the area of study in which they intend to research may be required to undertake specific units of study as a prerequisite for admission.

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