Master of Education Studies

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Program Description

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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 educational 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.

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Head of the 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

Course-specific information

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.

Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

The University of Canberra is a vibrant government university where your future is what matters most. We are recognised internationally, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world and have ... Read More

The University of Canberra is a vibrant government university where your future is what matters most. We are recognised internationally, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world and have big plans for your future. We don't just focus on the theory of things, we like to teach our students in the way that they would be working. It's what we call work-integrated learning and it's a big reason that our students are highly sought after and amongst the highest paid and most employable in Australia. Read less