Postgraduate

Master of Education - Thesis and Coursework

This course is suited to leaders and professionals in education, health, justice, government administration and management who want to undertake postgraduate study.

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

Leaders and professionals in education, health, justice, government administration and management.
Leaders and professionals in education, health, justice, government administration and management.

Further Study

You may like to undertake further research with a Doctor of Education.
You may like to undertake further research with a Doctor of Education.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2021
$48,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2022
$49,950.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—the requirements set out in (a), (b) or (c) which follow or the equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or the requirements set out in (d) or (e):
(a)(i) a bachelor's degree of this University; and
(ii) completed a postgraduate course in education requiring at least one year of full-time study; and
(iii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;
or
(b)(i) the Bachelor of Education of this University; and
(ii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;
or
(c)(i) a degree requiring at least four years of full-time study; and
(ii) two years' full-time professional experience in the field of education; and
(iii) adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;
or
(d) a graduate diploma of this University that articulates with the Master of Education with an average of at least 65 per cent in four coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design;
or
(e)(i) completed at least four units towards a graduate diploma that articulates with the Master of Education; and
(ii) completed units relevant to the requirements of the master's course and;
(iii) achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in four coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Research and coursework supplementary form

Applicants to this course are required to submit a completed research and coursework supplementary form when applying.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Gain comprehensive preparation in conceptualising, conducting and reporting research in education.

About the course

This course introduces participants to theory as well as national and international educational practices that can be linked with their own experiences and, through dialogue and the sharing of ideas, enhance their knowledge and skills.
Master of Education - Thesis and Coursework

Quick details

Status
  • Not available for 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to work at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31700
CRICOS code
  • 003029G
Master of Education - Thesis and Coursework
Status
  • Not available for 2023
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to work at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31700
CRICOS code
  • 003029G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
Master of Education - Thesis and Coursework

Important dates

Intake Periods
  • Semester 1, 2023
  • Semester 2, 2023
Application Open
  • Open now
Application Close
  • Applications for entry to Semester 1, 2023 close on 22 February 2023.
  • Applications for entry to Semester 1, 2023 close on 14 July 2023.

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.