The Honours program is an intense and exciting research program. It enables students to:
- extend the depth of their education degree
- enhance their career pathways
- develop a basis for gaining entry into the PhD program.
The best education students will be admitted to the Honours program. Upon successful completion, they will have an excellent chance of being admitted to a PhD program offered by the School of Education. Some Honours graduates may also be able to obtain scholarships for their PhD studies. For details about the School's research portfolio see the education and teaching research page.
Honours students in the School of Education will be regarded as budding researchers where they will contribute significantly to the research culture in the School. Through completion of the Honours degree, students will:
- acquire an understanding of various research methods in the field of education
- demonstrate content mastery in relation to a substantive issue or problem domain within the field of education
- demonstrate a capacity to design, frame, conduct and report a small-scale inquiry in the field of education.
Course structure of the Honours program
The standalone Honours program is a one-year add on to your existing undergraduate education degree. It requires the completion of the following Honours units. To receive the award of Honours, a candidate must successfully complete the units of study below, including the thesis units, which require the following development of an Honours thesis of 18,000 words.
- EDU93001 research Methods in Education
- Critical Literature Review 1
- Education Honours Thesis (stage 1 of 3)
- Education Honours Thesis (stage 2 of 3)
- Education Honours Thesis (stage 3 of 3)
A supervisor will work with students in conceptualising and developing the Honours thesis in both courses as well as providing advice and guidance in other issues related to the Honours program. Students should maintain regular contact with their supervisor to ensure that work on the thesis component is completed at a consistent pace throughout the program.
There are two new scholarships being offered by the School of Education for Honours students. These scholarships will be offered annually and are to the value of $1000 each.
Students who intend to enrol in Honours may apply for the scholarship by the closing date, as outlined in the documents below.
Applicants must complete the application online through My Enrolment and have the required documentation attached to their application. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student cannot currently be the recipient of another honours scholarship.
Frequently asked questions
provides information generally about areas of research strength as well as information about individual lecturers and their area of specialisation. We encourage you to browse these pages and to talk with potential supervisors about their availability.
Your supervisor must be a permanent member of academic staff. Please check with the Honours Coordinator before selecting a supervisor that the person is a permanent staff member.
There may also be opportunities available to join existing Projects within the School of Education and/or co-located research centre (Centre for Children & Young People).
To find an appropriate supervisor please visit the School of Education research student supervision page.
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