Master of Education and Professional Studies Research

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1 2023

Applications close

Monday, 9 January 2023

About this program

This degree is a research program of advanced professional learning and will help you develop greater expertise in research. You will learn how to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills in a range of contexts for research, scholarship and as a pathway for further learning. You will plan and execute a substantial piece of research, which is reported in the form of a dissertation. The dissertation will investigate a topic that is relevant to the student and would normally be expected to be approximately 30,000 words.

The program will give eligibility for further doctoral research. It is advisable to meet with the program convenor prior to enrolment.

Attendance information

Flexible study options include online or on-campus study in intensive, full-time or part-time modes.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

My career opportunities

Students who successfully complete this degree will be eligible for entry into a doctoral program and for consideration for higher degree by research scholarships. The program will better prepare you for a career in research-related work.

Please note this degree is not an initial teacher education program and will not lead to registration as a teacher in Queensland schools.

Pathways to further study

Students can progress to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (EdD) program after successfully completing the program at the required standard.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.