Monash University

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
CRICOS code075120E
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Off-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Multi-modal (Clayton, Gippsland, Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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


This course is a thesis-only research degree which requires candidates to carry out an independent study which is reported in 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.


Towards the end of nine months of full-time (or equivalent) 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 for the Master of Education will submit a thesis of no less than 30,000 words and no more than 40,000 words and will 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