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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

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 titleBEd (Hons)
CRICOS code067731M
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Contact details

Administrative Officer, Research Degrees: Telephone +61 3 9905 2821, email or visit

Course coordinator

Dr Amanda Berry


The course is designed for those who have completed their undergraduate degree and see their future in educational research. It also offers a direct pathway to doctoral studies.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • acquired an understanding of various research methods in education
  • developed a high level of content mastery in a substantive issue or problem domain within education
  • demonstrated the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report a small-scale inquiry in education.

Entry requirements

Students will be eligible for admission to the Honours degree of Bachelor of Education within five years of the year of completion of a relevant undergraduate degree (eg Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Primary Education). Normally, students must achieve an average grade of distinction or higher in the final two years of their undegraduate studies.


To receive the award of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Education, a candidate must successfully complete approved studies equivalent to 48 points, consisting of coursework studies (24 points) and an honours thesis of 12,000 to 16,000 words (24 points).


Coursework units (24 points)

Students select:

  • an appropriate 12-point research unit from the faculty's research methodology units
  • a substantive or advanced 12-point theory unit.

These are taken on advice from the supervisor and honours coordinator.

Thesis (24 points)


Honours degree of Bachelor of Education