18 months
30400 AUD/year
21520 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Plan and execute your own research project on sustainability or resilience in education. Choose to complete the Education degree from James Cook University by coursework or by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis.

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In the Master of Education at James Cook University  you will explore globalisation and leadership across a range of contexts and learning communities. 

An in-depth understanding of recent developments in education and professional practice will equip you to be a leader in your field.

Career opportunities

JCU Master of Education graduates lead rewarding careers across a variety of roles.

Graduates work in leadership, education, communication, and sustainability in both public and private organisations.

You could find employment as a teacher, lecturer, corporate educator, community leader, policy officer, and other leadership roles in education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Individual Researched Action Project
  • Educational Research
  • Research Design and Proposal
  • Ethics and Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00117J

  • An AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline other than education, with a minimum 2 years professional work experience in education; or
  • An AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in education, or
  • An AQF level 8 Graduate Certificate in education from one of the following JCU courses: Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability; Graduate Certificate in Research Methods [Education]; Graduate Certificate in Career Development; Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education; Graduate Certificate in Education (Academic Practice); 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    21520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21520 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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