Master your proficiency in education
If you are an Education graduate looking to take your career to the next level, this one-year postgraduate course will provide you with a deepened knowledge of the issues affecting modern education. You will explore areas including contemporary theory, critical research and the effects of globalisation on the reconfiguring of the education sector.
Engaging and flexible, the course can be taken either full-time or part-time, and tailored to meet your individual professional needs, with your study culminating in the presentation of a substantial piece of scholarship. You will be required to offer an evidence-based analysis on a topic relevant to your field of practice which you will then present as part of a group-based capstone unit. Upon graduation, you will be well-positioned for additional postgraduate education study, career progression within your own workplace, or ready to succeed in a new role as a senior education professional.
Study a Master of Education at UC and you will:
- understand the contemporary developments that have an impact across a variety of professional practice fields in education
- examine the globalised character of educational theory, curriculum development, policy and practice
- develop the capacity to analyse and critique professional knowledge
- analyse how globalisation's interdependent economic, political, cultural and technological dimensions affect education
- review research perspectives and practices in the social sciences and humanities, with particular reference to education and communication.
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
To apply for this course, students must have:
- a four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education, and in either case a minimum of three years’ professional experience in an educational context; OR
- a three-year undergraduate degree in education or a cognate discipline deemed equivalent by the University’s Admissions Committee, and in either case a minimum of four years’ professional experience in an educational context.
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.
A four-year undergraduate degree in education or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one-year graduate diploma in education, and in either case a minimum of three years professional experience in an educational context;
A three-year undergraduate degree in education or a cognate discipline deemed equivalent by the University Admissions Committee, and in either case a minimum of four years professional experience in an educational context.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
Typical Study Pattern
- UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Master of Education (24 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 3 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - 21 credit points as follows
- Part A - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
Part B - Must pass 15 credit points from the following
- 9085 - Educating Globally PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9086 - Educational Leadership and Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9088 - Educating for Sustainable Worlds PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9089 - Engaging Communities in Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9092 - Critical Policy Analysis in Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9094 - Educating for Inclusion 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
- 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
- 10353 - Issues and Challenges in School Improvement: International Perspectives PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10435 - Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being and Doing PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10437 - Contemporary Uses of Digital Technologies in Education PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 10438 - Applications of Learning and Memory PG - 3 cp, Level P
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.
Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum six semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|Master of Education||MEd|
Alternate Exit Awards
- Graduate Certificate in Education
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The Graduate Certificate in Education is subsumable into this course.