Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


  • Become an expert in your chosen field of education
  • Ideal for educators looking to move into middle or senior positions
  • Flexible course with eight specialisation areas
  • Research pathway option available
  • Fast-track option available for qualified teachers

The Master of Education is designed for a range of education professionals who want to develop or extend their expertise in education so they can move into leadership, specialist or coordinator positions. With eight specialisation areas, ranging from arts education to leadership and management, students have the opportunity to become true leaders in their field of interest. As well as an array of fields, the course offers educators professional learning in a wide range of settings, from early childhood through to vocational and adult education.

Who is the course for?

The Master of Education has been created for the learning needs of teachers or educators looking to specialise their knowledge in a variety of education fields. It will also benefit those currently in wider education-related roles, such as youth workers, policy makers, education administrators or managers, and those in tertiary education.

Please note: the Master of Education is not a teaching qualification. For information on becoming a teacher, please visit the Become a Teacher page.

Specialisation options

Create the course your career needs with our Master of Education specialisation areas. Our eight specialisations and over 50 extra electives give you the ability to build a flexible course around your own interests, helping further your teaching practice. Whether you want to choose just one, or multiple specialisations, be in control of building a course that will give you the knowledge to accelerate your career in education.

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Why choose the Master of Education with us?

You’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts. As well as strong leaders and educators, the course has also been built for practical application in the real world. The capstones allow for work-integrated learning, allowing students to relate assignments back to professional learning in a meaningful way. Once you complete the course, you can take your learnings into a professional setting and make real impact.

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1* in Australia. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

Support while you learn

We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Master of Education students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. If you are an Indigenous student, we offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak. Find out more here.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education