Graduate Certificate in Education Research

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Graduate Certificate in Education Research


Please note: No direct entry. This program is only available as an exit point - refer to the Master of Education

Program summary

Help design the future of education.

This program is for those seeking to develop your research skills to gain entry to research higher degree studies.

This program is for professionals devoted to the development of research skills to gain access to a research higher degree program.

You will love this program if you have a research idea, and you want to upgrade your skills and knowledge in a collaborative environment with other like-minded education researchers. You’ll work under the supervision of USC’s highly trained staff, all with doctoral qualifications in education, to develop your idea into a researchable topic. Develop advanced postgraduate skills in research methods, information literacy, proposal writing and research dissemination ready to succeed in your research higher degree program.

The Graduate Certificate in Education Research is aimed at educators currently working in the field and does not qualify graduates for teacher registration. It does provide innovative knowledge in education research to support your application for research higher degree studies in education. This is an excellent pathway to gain entry into a Master of Education by Research or Doctor of Philosophy in education.

Admission requirements

The program is only available as an exit point only. Students should refer to the Master of Education.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
EDN701 Researching Education 24 units
  • Semester 1
Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511 or ED705
Anti: EDU709
EDN705 Education Research Theories and Methodologies 24 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511, ED705 or ED802

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • This program is available as an exit point only
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