Graduate Certificate in Education Research - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Education Research

Help design the future of education.

Take your first step into education research with a postgraduate qualification designed to build advanced research skills.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
099395B
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2^
Program length (full-time)
6 months
Annual tuition fee 2022
A$13,700
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$13,700
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2022 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode 
Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Online
USC program code
ED511
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2^
Duration
6 months full time or part time equivalent
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
4
Total units
48
Footnotes
  • ^Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode 

Take your first step into education research with a postgraduate qualification designed to build advanced research skills.

Whether you’re an educator looking to explore an aspect of pedagogy, or are looking for a pathway to a PhD, this program provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in a collaborative environment with like minded education researchers.

In this program you will:

  • Work under the supervision of USC’s highly trained staff to develop your idea into a researchable topic.
  • Develop advanced postgraduate skills in research methods, information literacy, proposal writing and research dissemination.
  • Enjoy a flexible learning environment that includes face-to-face components supported by online lectures, tutorials and study notes, and is designed to integrate with your busy lifestyle.

Note: The Graduate Certificate in Education Research is a postgraduate qualification designed for educators currently working in the field. It does not qualify graduates for teacher registration. Online study requires students to virtually attend weekly live tutorial sessions, generally held after 5pm AEST during teaching periods.

Admission Requirements

A student entering the Graduate Certificate in Education Research will normally be required to hold a four year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification in the education discipline from a recognised institution, or equivalent qualification.

Please note the online offering of this program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.

Program structure

Required courses (2) 48 units

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
EDN701 Researching Education
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
24Pre: Enrolled in Program ED511, ED512 or ED705
Anti: EDU709
EDN705 Education Research Theories and Methodologies
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 1, Semester 2
24Pre: 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

Program requirements and notes

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Semester 2 commencement available only in part-time study mode
  • Online program enrolment is only available to domestic students
  • International students must complete both courses in the program on campus as they can only complete 12 units of study online and each course is 24 units
Program notes
  • The Graduate Certificate in Education Research is a postgraduate qualification designed for educators currently working in the field. It does not qualify graduates for teacher registration.

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