Master of Instructional Leadership

  • CRICOS code: 084959E

The experience


A world leader in Education research and teaching, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a vibrant and exciting place to study.

The people of mgse

In the Master of Instructional, you’ll join the best and brightest education professionals from diverse backgrounds across Australia and the world, and become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education. We have a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after education professional and thought leader. Explore our academic staff profiles here. Or learn more about research at MGSE here.

life at melbourne

With the accolade of one of the world’s most liveable cities, you’ll be in the heart of the buzz that makes Melbourne an exciting place to be. Located on the city side of the University’s Parkville campus, we are just a short walk to the CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market, and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars. Most of our Master of Education students are already working professionals, so we appreciate you'll have to manage a study/life balance. Whilst you’re studying in Melbourne, we ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

Indigenous Students

The university has a student-led representative body - the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA) – who look to support graduate coursework and research students, enable collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff and encourage potential future Indigenous graduate students.

Meet our Master of Instructional Leadership Alumnus: Edward Strain


Edward enrolled on the Master of Instructional Leadership to give him the tools to effectively lead a school with clarity and knowledge. Since completing the course, he reflects that his experiences were some of the biggest milestones in his professional career. He shares, "I know that my studies at MGSE have provided me with a platform to lead teaching and learning outcomes with greater knowledge, rigour and fidelity."

Read Edward's story