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What will I learn?

Shape the future of education with a Master of Education by Research promoting the interdependence of research, learning and change.

RMIT’s Master of Education by Research is designed for education professionals wanting to advance their skills, knowledge and career by contributing to Educational Research.

Research programs are available in:

primary education
secondary education
early childhood education
information and communication technology (ICT) and educational curriculum
higher education
discipline-specific areas – literacy, numeracy, science, arts and creative arts, social science, curriculum design and sustainability.

What you will gain through this program

Through our program you will develop advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in education. By completing a thesis or project, you will contribute new knowledge to the field and investigate how this knowledge informs action and impacts change.

Our individually supervised programs will provide you access to key industry partnerships and the ability to collaborate with other researchers.


A Master of Education by Research will help you secure research-orientated employment and work in academia. This degree also provides opportunities for employment in research centres and institutes as well as senior leadership and management positions in a variety of government, corporate and education environments.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,840.00 (14,90,364) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021


Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,



3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 94 (with minimum of 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 58)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries