MR209 - Master of Education

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Plan: MR209 - Master of Education
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Entrance requirements

Program details

Award title: Master of Education
Award abbreviation: MEd
Career: RSCH
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 070100
CRICOS code: 079692C

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Education degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in Education. 
Upon graduation with a Master of Education degree from RMIT University you will have developed: - high level skills in research processes, - the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and - high level communication skills.
A Master of Education degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD or employment in senior leadership and management positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.
Individually supervised research programs are available in: - Primary Education - Secondary Education - Early Childhood Education - ICT and Educational Curriculum - Higher Education - Discipline Specific Areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Arts and Creative Arts, Social Science, Curriculum Design and Sustainability. 
The Master of Education may be undertaken in project or thesis mode. This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor.

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Entrance requirements

Applicants for masters by research programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:

  • a four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year;


  • another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year.

Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score 7, with no band below 6.5; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage (unresolved).

Selection Tasks

These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. For further information on the steps you need to take to apply for a research program see the How to apply – Research programs webpage.

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