About this course
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Educational Research|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research is a course designed to help prepare individuals for a higher research degree. The course enables you to understand educational research methodology and to design an educational research project in preparation for a PhD.
- In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a four-year degree in a cognate area, or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in a cognate area.
- a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%), or equivalent.
Meeting this entry requirements does not guarantee selection.
- In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Student Equity and Disability Support.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Critically appraise educational research with an understanding of the methodologies underlying the particular study;
- Identify an issue in education as an investigable research project;
- Understand the range of research methodologies available, and their appropriateness to particular projects;
- Design a significant research project in education;
- Communicate and defend the research proposal to an audience in an appropriate way.
This course will develop the following set of generic skills:
- Critical reasoning and thinking in educational research
- Appraisal of education research debates and practices
- Evaluation and communication of education research and practice
The course will develop in students a commitment to research excellence in education, allowing them to develop a critical understanding of their discipline, the process of research, and their capacities as critical, creative, and ethical researchers.
The program consists of two compulsory subjects: a Research Methodology subject and a Research Design subject.
Research Methodology Subject
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90419||Education Research Methodology||
Research Design Subject
The research design subject can be taken via full time or part time study.
Full time students complete EDUC90558 in either semester 1 or 2.
Part time students can complete the research design subject:
- over semester 1 and semester 2 by taking the Year Long study period of EDUC90558; or
- over semester 2 of one year, and semester 1 of the following year, by taking EDUC90931 & EDUC90932 in sequence.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90558||Education Research Design||
|EDUC90931||Education Research Design Part 1||
|EDUC90932||Education Research Design Part 2||
Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for entry to the Doctor of Philosophy - Education (DR-PHILEDU), provided they have achieved an H2A (75%) average in the program, and meet the other entry requirements.
Last updated: 11 February 2021