La Trobe University

Master of Education (Research)


Start dates
Anytime 2018
1-2 years full-time or 2.5-4 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only.

Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research

and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or an equivalent fourth-year qualification in an education-related area

Career outcomes

Graduates are likely to find diverse professional roles throughout the education sector. Typical roles include University lecturer/tutor; researcher in education.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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How to apply for a postgraduate research degree

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: