Master of Education Studies - 245JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Education|
|Discipline(s):||Academic Program Area - Education|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Be at the forefront of educational change
If you are keen to address some of the key challenges facing education, and help develop professional learning communities across Australia and around the world, then this course is an outstanding springboard for an impressive leadership career within the education sector.
During this two-year course, you will examine international policy trends and learn to develop evidence-based curriculums to improve education practices. Combining your professional knowledge and capabilities, you will develop a substantial research paper, which you will then present as part of a group-based capstone unit. At the completion of your course, you will have a solid understanding of the issues facing education, both locally and globally, and will be ready to enhance your career as a senior professional in education.
Study a Master of Education Studies at UC and you will:
- develop the critical knowledge, skills and capabilities required by modern education professionals
- address the key challenges facing education globally
- develop evidence-based programs and curriculum to improve education practices and student learning outcomes
- examine international policy trends in education and understand the impacts of globalisation on learning and development
- apply research principles and methods in the workplace across sectors.
Work Integrated Learning
This course has been developed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at its core. The content has been created by education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You will undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of education, dealing regularly with real-world problems and case studies, and will be encouraged to apply course learnings to your own educational employment context.
- Deputy principal
- Head of department
- Executive teacher
- Year adviser
- Schools policy adviser
- Educational policy developer
- Curriculum developer
- Corporate trainer
- Higher education researcher
- Vocational education and training instructor
- Education assessment specialist
Applicants must have a three-year degree in education or a relevant field, as approved by the University.
This course is not externally accredited and, therefore, it is not recognised as a teaching qualification in Australia. If you are looking to transition into a teaching career, UC offers a selection of suitable postgraduate courses.
A clear pathway of study exists between the Graduate Certificate in Education and this degree. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Education may apply and receive credit for units within the Master of Education Studies.
Applicants must have a three-year degree in education or relevant field as approved by the University.
Additional Admission Requirements
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Master of Education Studies (48 credit points)
Required - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- 9085 - Educating Globally PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9086 - Educational Leadership and Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9087 - Education Research Perspectives PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9092 - Critical Policy Analysis in Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9096 - Leading and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9102 - Investigating Curriculum and its Context PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 11495 - Education Inquiry Capstone PG - 6 cp, Level P
- From 2019 unit 9091 Contemporary Education Conference PG has been replaced by 11495 Education Inquiry Capstone PG.
Restricted Choice - Must pass 24 credit points from the following
- Or other Postgraduate Level units approved by the Course Convener.
- 6264 - Organisational Behaviour G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8733 - Academic Writing and Research Skills G (UCC) - 3 cp, Level G
- 8734 - Intercultural Academic Communication G (UCC) - 3 cp, Level G
- 9088 - Educating for Sustainable Worlds PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9089 - Engaging Communities in Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9090 - Workplace Learning and Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9093 - Design Thinking for Learning Environments PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9094 - Educating for Inclusion PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9095 - Educating Young People in the Era of Global Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10321 - Curriculum Development and Design PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10325 - Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10327 - Understanding the Rural Professional Context PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10332 - Leadership in Indigenous Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10353 - Issues and Challenges in School Improvement: International Perspectives PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10427 - Learning and Instruction in Spelling and Vocabulary PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 1. From 2019 the following units will no longer be offered: 6264 Organisational Behaviour, 8733 Academic Writing & Research Skills, 8734 Intercultural Academic Communication...
- 2. 9090 Workplace Learning & Development, 9093 Design Thinking for Learning Environments, 9095 Educating Young People in the Era of Global Media & 10332 Leadership in Indigenous Education.
|Master of Education Studies||M EdSt|
|Graduate Certificate in Education||Graduate Certificate in Education|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Semester 1
- Educational Leadership and Change PG (9086) - 3 cp, Level P
- Three Restricted Choice Units- 9 cp
- Education Research Perspectives PG (9087) - 3 cp, Level P
- Investigating Curriculum and its Context PG (9102) - 3 cp, Level P
- Two Restricted Choice Units- 6 cp
- Education Inquiry Capstone PG (11495) - 6 cp, Level P
- Two Restricted Choice Units- 6 cp
- Semester 1
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery Modes
The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:
|Intensive:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.|
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Graduates will gain new knowledge and understanding through reflection upon and engagement with contemporary developments and issues that have impact across fields of professional practice in education.
Graduates who commence the course without undergraduate education discipline will gain knowledge and understanding of concepts and issues fundamental to fields of professional practice in education.
- The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Analysis and inquiry
- The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
- The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
Working independently and with others
- The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Professionalism and social responsibility
- The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
|Graduates will gain new knowledge and understanding through critical analysis and inquiry of the globalised character of educational theory, curriculum development, policy and practice.||As above.|
|Graduates will demonstrate the capacity to theorise and critique professional knowledge in educational practice.||As above.|
|Graduates will have knowledge of research principles and methods and be able to apply them to their professional field of work and learning.||As above.|
|Graduates will plan and present a substantial piece of research-based scholarship communicating across fields of practice and sectors.||As above.|
Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The Graduate Certificate in Education is subsumable into the course.
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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