courses

3204

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMEd(Thesis&Crswrk)
CRICOS code075122C
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Off-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Hong Kong, Peninsula, Singapore)
Multi-modal (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3204
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2821 or email education-researchdegrees@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/student-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Master of Education by thesis and coursework is a research degree which requires candidates to complete a coursework component of two units, and a thesis. For more details refer to the 'Master of Education (Research) program' introductory section in the Faculty of Education information pages in this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/postgrad/edu.html.

External candidature

Candidature by external mode is available and can be on a full-time or part-time basis. Prospective candidates applying for this mode must be able to ensure regular interactive communication with their supervisor and be able to undertake the equivalent of five days of full-time study within the University each year although this requirement may be relaxed in later years depending on the candidate's progress.

Structure

This course comprises coursework units and a research thesis.

Requirements

Candidates complete:

  • two units including an appropriate 12-point core research methodology unit, to be selected from the faculty suite of research methodology units
  • a thesis of no less than 20,000 words and no more than 25,000 words.

Towards the end of 12 months of full-time (or equivalent) Master of Education candidature, students are required to prepare a research proposal and present it orally to a panel of academic staff. If the panel agrees, this changes the student's status from probationary to confirmed candidature.

Candidates also engage in a research induction program in consultation with their supervisor.

Progression to further studies

It is possible to upgrade to a Doctor of Philosophy from this course.

Award(s)

Master of Education