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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - 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 titleMEd(Thesis&Crswrk)
CRICOS code037987B
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Off-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Hong Kong, Peninsula, Singapore)
Multi-modal (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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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

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.


This course comprises coursework units and a research thesis.


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 up to 40,000 words.

Towards the end of the first year of full-time (or equivalent) MEd candidature, students are required to prepare a research proposal and present it orally to a panel of academics. 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.


Master of Education