The Master of Education (Research) offers advanced training in education research and provides a research path to doctoral study in education.
The Master of Education (Research) is designed for people who wish to: undertake a research degree, but not one of the length and scale of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Education or Master of Philosophy enrol in a PhD and Doctor of Education degree, but lack either an honours year or a degree that would permit them direct admission enrol in a higher degree that contains some coursework, but do not need or wish to undertake the amount required by the current Master of Education (coursework) program.
Successful completion of this specialisation ensures familiarity with theory and research across a range of areas in educational psychology
All candidates are required to have achieved a grade point average of 70% in their final year of university study prior to admission into the Master of Education (Research) degree. Candidates need to submit a research proposal (500-1000 words) addressing criteria specified by the faculty, and have one of the following qualifications: a Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of study and a Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching degree or equivalent, or a Bachelor degree plus a one-year Diploma of Education in an appropriate area of study, or a four year Bachelor of Education degree or Bachelors degree deemed by the faculty to be equivalent and of a standard acceptable to the faculty.
Applying for admission
To apply for a research degree, you are expected to contact the appropriate faculty with an expression of interest before submitting a formal application. When you submit a formal application online, you will be required to upload some or all of the following documents electronically with your application: (i) email correspondence from potential supervisor who has agreed to support your application; (ii) a certified academic transcript or transcripts for your previous study, if they were not completed at The University of Sydney; (iii) a CV, providing a summary of your work experience and other relevant activities; (iv) up to two academic references (international applicants); (v) a research proposal 500-1000 words; (vi) a one page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying; (vii) proof of your Australian residency status (a certified copy of the main page your Australian passport, or a certified copy of the main page(s) of your own passport with evidence of your visa); (viii) English language qualifications (if your prior study was completed at an institution where English is not the medium of instruction). Some courses have further, specific admission requirements, including other documentation or the submission of a portfolio of work, and/or an interview as part of the application process - see Additional application requirements
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