Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Research

Course PC-EDRES (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Ray Misson


Education Student Centre
Course Overview: The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Research is a pathway into a research degree for those with a Coursework Masters but who are currently ineligible for the Ph.D.
Objectives: On completion of this course, students will be able to:

- read educational research with an understanding of the methodologies underlying the particular study;
- define an issue in education as an investigatable research project;
- understand the range of research methodologies available, and their appropriateness to particular projects;
- undertake a significant research project in Education;
- write up the results of the research project in an appropriate way.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: The program consists of two compulsory subjects. Duration: 6 months full time or 12 months part time.
Subject Options: Research Project subject code depends on whether full time or part time study or the semester of commencement
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Year Long
Entry Requirements: A Masters degree in Education (e.g. Master of Teaching, Master of Education) with an H2A average, or equivalent.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: The course will develop in students a commitment to academic excellence, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of their discipline, the process of research, and their capacities as critical, creative, and ethical thinkers.

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