• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
The Master of Education (Literacy) offered by the University of Wollongong is designed for current school teachers who wish to extend their understandings of the English curriculum in schools. The program is for current or aspiring head teachers or teachers in leadership positions who wish to promote and support literacy development in their schools.


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

What you will study

This degree provides in-depth study of the English curriculum through investigation of current issues in policy, assessment and curriculum development. You will also have the opportunity to study literacy repertoires and children's literature. 

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 ®.

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  • 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 equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in education, plus at least 3 months teaching experience in Australian schools.
  • 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.
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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.

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