Want to expand your professional opportunities? A Master of Education will equip you to move into specialist fields, leadership or research in the education sector.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Education
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

The UNSW Master of Education is a one-year full-time degree (or part-time equivalent) designed to enhance your career options and professional advancement opportunities. Graduates are equipped to progress into specialist fields of education or leadership roles within their existing fields, or into research degrees such as the PhD or EdD.

Please note: that this degree program does not provide a professional accreditation or teacher qualification. If you are seeking professional accreditation as a teacher, you may wish to consider the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Key features

Flexible study options

The Master of Education can be completed fully online or via a combination of online and face to face courses. We’ve designed the program in a way that allows you to fit your study around your existing commitments – whether you have full-time work or caring responsibilities, or if you live further away from UNSW; our students benefit from flexible delivery which includes being able to choose from courses that are delivered online as well as school holiday intensive and evening classes.

Financial support

To aid in the cost of your education, Commonwealth Supported Places are available for domestic students as well as FEE-HELP.

Specialisations

The Master of Education allows you to update your skills and knowledge in one of six specialisations:

Why study this degree at UNSW?

  • Study at a school benchmarked with the highest global rating for Education research (ARC, Excellence in Research for Australia)
  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community.
  • Learn through research-informed teaching
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020.
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
8910
CRICOS Code
000947D
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
279

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Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Education, you’ll need:

  • A recognised bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching), OR
  • A four-year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate Teacher status in NSW.

Alternative entry pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for the Master of Education, you may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate of Education or the Graduate Certificate of Educational Leadership. These can provide a stepping stone into the Master’s.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

To gain entry into the Master of Education, you’ll need:

  • A recognised bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching), OR
  • A four-year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate Teacher status in NSW.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

The Master of Education is a one-year full-time program consisting, with six specialisations to choose from. The number of courses, and which courses you undertake will be different depending on which specialisation you choose.

You can take an additional course to develop your academic writing skills. It will not count towards the program requirements.

  • ARTS5503 - Academic Writing for the Humanities
  • ARTS5505 Personalised English Language Enhancement

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period. You can explore the individual course structures for each of the six specialisation streams available in the Master of Education below.

Some courses may need to be studied early on in your degree, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Master of Education individual specialisation structures:

Please note some specialisations are not available to be undertaken in one year (full time).

For further information on full course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 

Future careers

Like many of our graduates, you have the opportunity to progress into specialist fields of education and have a positive impact on future generations. Our graduates work in early childhood teaching; primary and secondary school teaching; vocational and workplace teaching and tertiary teaching roles.

Potential careers

Career opportunities include:
  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching
  • Vocational and Workplace Teaching
  • Tertiary Teaching

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$26,880*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$26,880*

^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$36,480*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$37,480*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the university experience. Scholarships reward academic achievements and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.


  • Top 50
    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

  • Most
    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

  • Leading
    Innovation

    #1 Australian uni attended by start-up founders.

"I found that UNSW’s online courses had so much to offer. This meant that I could navigate my masters and continue my job.”

Christine Castle

High School Principal

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