Develop Rigorous Research Skills
The Educational Research specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for students who wish to develop rigorous research skills in the field of education. The specialisation may be completed over two terms (six months), and will allow students to study research methodology and complete a substantial and independent research project under the supervision of an expert advisor.
Why Study Educational Research?
Upon successful completion of the Educational Research specialisation, students may be eligible to be considered for entry into research degree programs (such as a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD) at UNSW and other universities (subject to WAM and other entry requirements of these research degree programs).
The specialisation may be particularly useful for students who have completed the Master of Education or Master of Educational Leadership, but who are not eligible to be considered for entry into research degree programs, due to the absence of a substantial research component in their studies.
Graduates of the Educational Research specialisation may be able to pursue further study in research degree programs (such as a PhD) in education.
With or without further study in research degree programs in education, graduates may be able to pursue careers in policy, research institutions and higher education.