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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Education (Research)

The University of New England is committed to maintaining its strong research culture, underpinned by high research training standards. The Master of Education (Research) Rules provide the framework for one of the University's AQF Level 9 awards. They provide the rigorous processes that are essential for the maintenance of academic quality and integrity in the University's operations, and that reflect the University's values of providing a formative, respectful, inclusive, flexible, and innovative environment for the delivery of high-quality research training for its students.

Eligible Australian and New Zealand students who meet the criteria for entry to this course will not incur fees and will be funded under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) for the normal duration of the course. International Students incur tuition fees.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisiona;/Unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Research pathway which may lead directly into Doctoral programs.

PSW Opportunity

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional  2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa  (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to candidature in the degree of Master of Education (Research) (MEd(Res)) may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has:

  • (a) certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant undertaking the proposed Master of Education (Research) program are available; and
  • (b) nominated an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) in accordance with the Supervisors - Nomination, Appointment, and Responsibilities Rule.

The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the course for the degree of Master of Education (Research) (MEd(Res)) an applicant who:

  • (a) has an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Education or equivalent, or
  • (b) has an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline and has adequate relevant preparation since graduation. Adequate relevant preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training, during occupation or through peer-reviewed publications; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 9 Master of Education; and
  • (d) for all the above has attained a minimum grade point average of 5.0; or
  • (e) satisfies the Higher Research Committee, upon the recommendation of the School by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature. For MEd(Res) (Special Education) it is expected that an applicant has at least two years of special education work experience post-graduation. In addition, an applicant will be required to have passed at least one unit in special education.

  • Course Code: 008627M
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 40280 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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