About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education or in the relevant discipline to the proposed topic of research.
- a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%), or equivalent.
Meeting this entry requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Successful applicants with the following may be granted 50 credit points of advanced standing towards the 50-credit point coursework component:
- a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research (GC-EDRES) from the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%); or
- a Master of Education (MC-ED) from the University of Melbourne, with completion of the 50-credit point Research Pathway subjects with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%); or
- a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne, with completion of the 50-credit point Research Pathway subjects with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%);
- the support of a principal supervisor.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are:
In all courses
1. The ability to comprehend complex information related to education and the disciplines in which the student is teaching.
2. The ability to communicate clearly and independently in assessment tasks a knowledge of the content, principles and practices relating to education and other relevant disciplines.
3. Behavioural and social attributes that enable a student to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact Disability Liaison.
Last updated: 18 December 2020