La Trobe University

Master of Education (Research)


Start dates
Anytime 2018
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 800

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

Academic entry requirement

You must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

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 scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 800


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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help.

You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

CRICOS code: 017544F