• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
The Master of Education (Higher Education) offered by the University of Wollongong is for those who lead and manage teaching in a tertiary education setting. As a program manager, course coordinator, head of department or leader of an organisational unit in higher education, you will benefit from the deeper understanding of effective teaching and learning practices that this degree provides.


The Master of Education (Higher Education) offered by the University of Wollongong provides sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training.

You will have the opportunity to incorporate electives from other education areas such as Educational Leadership, or Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), to tailor your degree to your career goals.

You will also benefit from flexible study options, allowing you to study online or in the classroom.

What you will study

This degree includes study in academic leadership within the context of globalisation, teaching and learning theory and practice in diverse settings, curriculum design and evaluation, and technology in education.

During this degree you will build skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct an individualised research project that ties in with your work, interests and study specialisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult and Vocational Education
  • Higher Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Literacy
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • The Early Years 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor degree in any area.
  • CRICOS: 083833E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26544 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39816 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    22560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33840 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.