Bachelor of Education (Honours)

1 year pathway to research

Contact us

Administrative enquiries

Research Degrees Office
Phone: +61 3 9905 2821

Academic enquiries

Clayton and Berwick
Dr Scott Bulfin
Honours Course Leader
Phone: +61 3 9905 9067

Peninsula
Dr Ruth Jeanes
Peninsula Honours Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 9904 4216

A pathway to research

Bachelor of Education (Honours) - as a 1-year course - is a pathway to an education research degree for high performing students who have already completed a relevant bachelor's degree, and who are interested in qualifying for a PhD program in education.

Honours pathways diagram

Applicants must have achieved an average grade of Distinction in the final two years of their bachelor's degree.

An Honours year provides a great introduction to research, enabling students to extend their knowledge in the field of education and to learn about the varied approaches to educational research. Working alongside an academic supervisor, students will learn how to design, frame, conduct and report on their own investigation in the field of education.

Why do research?

The Honours year prepares students for entry into one of these postgraduate research degrees:

These research degrees allows you to:

  • pursue your interests and to challenge yourself;
  • think more deeply about your work as a professional;
  • better understand a thorny, complex problem;
  • influence policy, curriculum or to challenge systems and thinking;
  • pursue a career in areas such as educational research, policy making, curriculum or school administration.

Find out more

How to apply

Information session

The following information session was held on Monday 20 October 2014 at the Clayton Campus.