Postgraduate Research

The School of Education is home to numerous world-class researchers and research teams conducting high-impact work across Education in areas including Educational Psychology, Languages and Literacy, and Gifted Education.

Benchmarked with the highest global rating of 5 by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), we are among the top three universities in Australia for specialist studies in Education.

Postgraduate research students receive rigorous scholarly training in a range of research methodologies and conduct high-quality research that has a lasting impact. The development of sophisticated research capabilities allows graduates to complete their own impactful research programs and contribute to knowledge bases around the world.

Postgraduate Research study opens doors to academic, research and professional roles nationally and internationally.

Please note, the MPhil (Higher Education) and the Master by Research (Educational Leadership) degrees are no longer running. We encourage students to consider the MEd by Research degree as an alternative.

If you're interested in a research degree within the School of Education, when submitting your documents, please identify and name one or more of the following, from the School, that fits your proposed research area:

  • A subject area
  • A research area
  • An individual staff member.

This identification may include previous email contact with a staff member, or member of a disciplinary area or research group.

For more information about the research programs offered by the School of Education, please contact the School of Education at education@unsw.edu.au or on 02 9385 1977.

Hear more about Dennis Alonzo’s PhD research in assessment: he is developing a teachers’ assessment for learning literacy competency framework to help support students’ learning.

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