By research thesis
The Master of Education (Honours) program:
• prepares educators to conduct, interpret, and apply educational research;
• provides the opportunity to investigate a research problem in-depth;
• provides research training for doctoral programs.
Wagga Wagga Campus
On campus (also available to international students)
Full-time: 1 year minimum/2 years maximum
Part-time: 2 years minimum/4 years maximum
An applicant for admission to the Honours program must:
• hold the degree of
Bachelor of Education with Honours from CSU or from another tertiary
• hold the degree of
Bachelor with Honours from another Faculty of CSU and hold a Diploma in
Education from CSU; or hold similar qualifications from another tertiary
• hold a Masters degree
in Education (with meritorious performance) from CSU or from another tertiary
• possess qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent to those specified above;
Additionally, candidates must:
• have completed any additional qualifying subjects or courses prescribed by the Faculty.
Candidates for the Honours degree are expected to:
• have an undergraduate academic record at an average of Credit or above;
• successfully complete as part of their Honours candidature, or prove competence in, three subjects in educational research methodology;
• prove competence in the area in which the research is to be conducted;
• submit an acceptable research proposal which incorporates a preliminary review of the literature in the field of study.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete a thesis which is equivalent to 128 points.
Working with a supervisor, a candidate must:
• determine an area of study;
• prepare a research proposal;
• conduct appropriate research;
• write a thesis (which will not normally exceed 50,000 words) under supervision;
• submit the thesis for examination.
The thesis counts as 128 points and is the sole basis for the award of the level of Honours. Students may study in any area acceptable to the Faculty and for which there is supervision available. during candidature, students enrol in one of the following research subjects:
ERT601 Master Research (Education) Part-time
ERT602 Master Research (Education) Full-time
Students may have to meet additional coursework requirements as determined by the Faculty Board.
Transfer between postgraduate programs
With the permission of the Faculty, and subject to certain stipulations, students may transfer candidature from the Master of Education or the Master of Education (Special Education) degree to the Master of Education (Honours) degree or vice versa with portability of credits gained if appropriate.
Appropriately qualified candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Education (Honours) course and who are performing at a satisfactory level may be permitted to transfer candidature to the Doctor of Philosophy or the Doctor of Education program with portability of credits gained if appropriate.
Dr Kennece Coombe
School of Education
Telephone: (02) 6051 6759
Facsimile: (02) 6333 2888