M.Ed. On Campus Online

Educational Studies

University of Queensland

18 months
30976 AUD/year
23879 AUD/year
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This Educational Studies program offered at the University of Queensland helps you strengthen your leadership expertise and get a professional advantage in your chosen area of education. 


UQ’s School of Education has been preparing teachers for the world’s classrooms, industry, media and community leadership for more than 70 years, with programs and academics that lead the field. 

This 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Educational Studies program offered at the University of Queensland prepares you for a variety of employment opportunities in educational environments. 

Specialise in one of 7 fields of study: Behaviour Management; Curriculum; Guidance, Counselling and Careers; Leadership; Psychology Education; Science of Learning or Supporting Diverse Learners. Depending on your area of specialisation (and which of over 50 courses you select), you can choose to complete all aspects of a practicum that focuses on advanced research and teaching interests.

Some pathways offer specific qualifications, while others offer significant professional advantage to educators interested in career advancement or broadening their career options.

Program highlights

  • Strengthen your leadership expertise in educational practice, policy and theory.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skills required for specialised fields of work.
  • Gain qualifications that enhance career advancement and options.
  • Improve your research skills by engaging in an extended research-based project.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Behaviour management counsellor
  • Special needs teacher
  • Curriculum planner
  • School curriculum adviser
  • Career development practitioner

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Globalisation, Educational Policy and Change
  • Teachers as Leaders and Innovators
  • Educational Inquiry and Research: Evidence for Policies and Practices
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Behaviour Management
  • Curriculum 
  • Guidance, Counselling and Careers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 002028E 

  • Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same discipline; or
  • Approved degree in any discipline and 2 years full-time relevant work experience.
  • Relevant work experience is defined as significant and substantive experience in education contexts such as schools, service delivery agencies, government agencies or alternative education settings working with children, adolescents or adults with roles and responsibilities such as, teaching, program/curriculum development, assessment, educational leadership, administration, youth support, allied health, and sport sciences. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30976 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30976 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    23879 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23879 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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