Highlights

Highlights

  • Build a qualification that’s right for you - deep specialisation, or a mix of topics.
  • Ideal if you want to gain specialist knowledge, change career direction, or advance your career.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Suitable for international student visa holders studying full-time on campus or international student non-visa holders studying online from their home country. 

Why choose this course?

The Master of Education course is flexible and innovative and can be custom designed to your needs.

Our world-class academics are leaders in their fields who will engage you in deep professional learning and reflection to expand your knowledge and skills. The teaching team has extensive experience, and the course is backed by QUT’s evidence-based research programs working to develop solutions to current and emerging issues in education.

The Master of Education is not designed to lead to initial teacher registration. If you are seeking a teaching qualification the Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching may be suitable for you.

If you are already a registered teacher or aren’t seeking a teacher registration, the best option is the Master of Education.

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What to expect

You can build a Master of Education qualification just for you. The course has three components:

  1. Choose one specialisation OR units of your choice. If you meet the advanced standing requirements for the one-year program, go to step 2.
  2. Add a specialisation OR units of your choice.
  3. Add a research component tailored to your interests and workplace needs.  

You may choose to specialise in early childhood, educational leadership, inclusive education, STEM in education specialisation, TESOL; or select units from across the specialisation study areas.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You can build the course to suit your personal development needs and career aspirations.

Past graduates have secured leadership positions within middle management in schools, within educational systems, and within a variety of other professional settings such as hospitals, government, and community organisations.

Our graduates will develop specialist knowledge and skills in their chosen field of specialisation, enabling them to lead effective education programs and practices.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Research pathways

If you are interested in pursuing higher degree research it is recommended that you include 48 credit points of research units to build your capabilities.

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units.

In a standard 1.5-year full-time progression, you will complete three components made up of:

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units
  • 48 credit points of a second Specialisation or option units
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options.

In a one-year full-time progression (having been awarded 48 credit points of advanced standing), you will complete two components made up of:

  • 48 credit points of one Specialisation or option units
  • 48 credit points of research units* or 36 credit points of research units plus 12 credit points of options.

 *If you are intending to pursue higher degree research it is recommended you complete 48 credit points of research.

Requirements

Course code
EU71
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Entry
Entry
February and July

Minimum academic requirements

1.5 year program

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

1 year program

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and a completed recognised Graduate Certificate (or higher) in the field of Education with GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • A recognised bachelor degree in the field of education with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in teaching or education. Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a detailed CV, position details and employment statements.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022 fees

2022: $29,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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