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 2 2022

Applications close

Monday, 23 May 2022

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.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

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.