Excel in developing talented students

The study of gifted education at UNSW allows you to gain critical skills in education, counselling, psychology, research and policymaking. Our innovative courses make use of advanced educational technologies and online delivery options. Our team of leading academics use the latest research findings to help students apply theoretical concepts to real-life educational contexts.  

Our courses in gifted education are actively sought out by students from around Australia and the world who wish to study in this field. Our courses have wide appeal with approximately 25% of our students based outside of Sydney.

Study gifted education to make a difference

Studying gifted education at UNSW allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the many issues relating to the educational and related needs of high ability students. Most importantly, students will come to understand the wide range of skills that are necessary to best support these students. Our courses, which are informed by the latest research and innovative pedagogical practices focus on: 

  • creating awareness around the nature of giftedness 
  • identifying gifted students 
  • underachievement 
  • gifted education programs and provisions 
  • curriculum differentiation and development for gifted students 
  • the socio-emotional development of gifted students
  • creativity in gifted education.

Learn from world-class academics backed by world-leading research 

Our world-leading academics pioneer research in gifted education and you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from them. Our course material includes research articles authored and published by our academics, which are specifically relevant to the students we attract.  
Our academics are regularly consulted by policymakers including policymakers responsible for the 2019 High Potential and Gifted Education Policy (NSW Department of Education) and the 2018 Gonski Review to Achieve Educational Excellence, e.g. one of our academics was quoted in this document. We have also received numerous recognitions for our expertise in teaching.

Build a career with real impact  

Studying gifted education at UNSW opens the door to a wide range of career options in gifted education. Our graduates have pursued careers as teachers of gifted students from preschool to high school settings, officers in government departments and education bodies, education consultants, university lecturers, researchers, policymakers and more. 

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Lecturer and Researcher Gifted and Special Needs Education