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

Overview

When studied full time, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) is a one-year, advanced undergraduate degree. It can be taken after completing an undergraduate degree in education and is the ideal next step for high-achieving students who want to further their own education.  

Throughout this honours year, you’ll discover more about the development of research in the field of teaching and you’ll hone your analytical skills. This will deepen your knowledge and the application of methods specific to educational research.  

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to meet the Australian graduate teacher standards, and the drive to shape the way future generations participate in their community and interpret the world around them.   

Additionally, this year of study can also serve as a pathway into a graduate research degree. 

Why study this degree at UNSW?

  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community 
  • Learn through research-informed teaching 
  • Prioritise career success – we won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020. 
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships 
  • Access world class alumni connections
Program Code
4509
CRICOS Code
082748K
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
N/A

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Entry requirements

Find out more about entry requirements for this program in the Degree Handbook.

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.

Find out more about entry requirements for this program in the Degree Handbook.

Admission pathways


UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

What will I study?

The aim of this degree is to further develop the knowledge and skills you gained during your Bachelor of Education and fuel an ongoing passion for education as you learn yourself. 

You’ll discover new ways of appreciating the place of ethics in education and to interrogate disciplinary frameworks, assumptions and processes in the context of ethical values. We’ll also take you through educational research methods and approaches, as well as increase your research skills in critical thinking, reflection and analysis.  

Full program structure

Careers in Education

The demand for skilled educators continues to rise. Teaching is a reliable and rewarding career choice with ongoing opportunities in metropolitan, rural and regional communities throughout the country.  

As one of our graduates, you’ll be widely accepted and acknowledged as an exemplary teacher in both Australia and overseas settings, and you’ll have the opportunity to teach in government and non-government secondary schools. 

Looking for a teaching career beyond the classroom? Many of our graduates pursue professional opportunities outside of school teaching, including working in community education, cultural institutions, and tertiary education.  

Graduate with a national accreditation by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and make a real difference where it truly matters.

Potential Careers

  • Teacher 
  • Principle 

How to apply

In the first instance, please contact the Honours Convenor (jae.jung@unsw.edu.au) to discuss your eligibility, research topic and honours program options.

 

Thereafter, 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.

Ready to start your application?

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.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$3,985*

Commonwealth Supported Place: Student Contribution Band 1

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the university and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at 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.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,360*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$40,360*

*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


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


  • 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.

The student community collectively inspire and encourage my individual career goals.
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