1 Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1a Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1b Admission into MEDGE-Master of Education (Gifted Education)
1c Admission into MEDIB-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
1d Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1e Admission into MEDSA-Master of Education (Studies of Asia)
1f Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1g Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1h Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1j Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1q Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1r Admission into MEDEC-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
1s Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1t Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1u Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1v Admission into MEDHE-Master of Education (Higher Education)
1w Admission into MEDHEP-Master of Education (Higher Education) [1.5 years]
1x Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x))
Other requirements
Approval is required for enrolment. Students must submit an application via
Enrolment not permitted
EDES9008A has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic is designed to enable students to develop areas of interest arising out of the theoretical research literature in education. In each case students must indicate the ability to work independently and demonstrate mastery of the literature in an area of education. Students are expected to develop a research proposal and to investigate the literature on their chosen topic in order to show its strengths and limitations.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to:

  • Develop areas of interest arising out of the theoretical and research literature in education. A range of activities is permissible
  • Work independently and explore a topic of particular relevance to their specific context
  • Produce a substantial and credible paper that displays their knowledge and critical analysis of the area upon which they are focusing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Work independently
  2. Demonstrate a capacity for self monitored and self-directed learning
  3. Apply extensive, critical knowledge of the research and theory relevant to your area of focus
  4. Develop a research proposal that demonstrates a high level of academic rigour and expression

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.