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Master of Education Studies - 245JA

Course Code: 245JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880417
CRICOS Code: 076973G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Master of Education Studies provides an opportunity for students from a wide range of educational contexts to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities required by education professionals in the 21st century. It addresses the world-wide key challenges facing education: developing teams and organisations to become professional learning communities, building quality practices; developing evidence-based programs and curriculum to improve education practices and student learning outcomes; critically analysing international policy trends in education and understanding the impacts of globalisation on learning and development.

Students who enrol in this course without a background of study in the Education Discipline develop a broad respect for, and understanding of educational concepts, knowledge and issues through study in a range of education units. The range of units provides a significant foundation for engagement in education discourse.

International students, whose undergraduate study was not in English, have the opportunity in this course to enhance their English study capacity through choosing relevant electives at the same time that they are studying the dedicated education units.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a three-year degree in education or relevant field as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Education Studies M EdSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Education

Typical Study Pattern

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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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation


Course Learning Outcomes

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.

Problem solving
- 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.

Course Duration

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.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO


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