Course overview

Gain a strong foundation in education practice and theory with our Master of Education. This 200 point course, with advanced standing entry available, is ideal for those wishing to develop specialised knowledge and skills in educational theories, policies and approaches at the graduate level. 

With a flexible course structure, featuring nine specialisations and extra electives, you can pursue your own interests and further your specialist teaching practice.

Commonwealth Supported Places are guaranteed for all eligible domestic students and up to 100 points of advanced standing is available to qualified educators who wish to fast-track their studies.

Starting dates

February, July

What you will learn

Learn how to create and design learning experiences that draw on evidence-based research to improve the educational outcomes of students. And gain the expertise to critically evaluate and apply evidence-based research to inform educational design.

Key concepts that you'll learn include:

  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Pedagogical content theories
  • Disciplinary knowledge
  • Inquiry and cross-disciplinary models
  • Multi-modal and ICT based approaches

Career pathways

With a focus on collaboration and engagement, this specialisation is designed for classroom teachers and educators in a variety of learning environments, including:

  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Vocational education institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Other workplaces.

Industry connections

Through your education studies, teaching placements and research projects, you will develop strong professional and personal connections with community and industry that will open doors to an outstanding future.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can enquire via University of Melbourne enquiry form 

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $25,728 per year full-time, $51,456 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.3% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 82.2% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.2% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.7% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 13.0% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed University of Melbourne graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 056817G