If you are keen to address some of the key challenges facing education, and help develop professional learning communities across Australia and around the world, then this Master of Education Studies from University of Canberra is an outstanding springboard for an impressive leadership career within the education sector. 

About

During this two-year course, you will examine international policy trends and learn to develop evidence-based curriculums to improve education practices. Combining your professional knowledge and capabilities, you will develop a substantial research paper, which you will then present as part of a group-based capstone unit. 

At the completion of your course, you will have a solid understanding of the issues facing education, both locally and globally, and will be ready to enhance your career as a senior professional in education.

Study a Master of Education Studies at University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop the critical knowledge, skills and capabilities required by modern education professionals
  • address the key challenges facing education globally
  • develop evidence-based programs and curriculum to improve education practices and student learning outcomes
  • examine international policy trends in education and understand the impacts of globalisation on learning and development
  • apply research principles and methods in the workplace across sectors.

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Head of department
  • Executive teacher
  • Year adviser
  • Schools policy adviser
  • Educational policy developer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Corporate trainer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educating Globally 
  • Educational Leadership and Change 
  • Education Research Perspectives 
  • Critical Policy Analysis in Education 
  • Leading and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
  • Investigating Curriculum and its Context 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have a three-year degree in education or relevant field as approved by the University.
CRICOS Code: 076973G

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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