The experience


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


In the Master of TESOL, 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.


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. 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.


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 TESOL student: Linnan (Dorothy) Zhang

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After studying a Bachelors in English, Linnan began working as an English language teacher in China. Wanting to further her knowledge and experience, international student Linnan enrolled on the Master of TESOL, moving from Nanjing to Melbourne. Sharing her experience of studying with MGSE, she says, "The course has been great. I now have a collection of very practical class activities and ways of organising the class. The cohort was a good size and we all get a chance to ask lots of questions – the lecturers are very intelligent and understanding. I’ve enjoyed studying in Australia – I hadn’t been here before but the people have been very friendly. I feel very lucky to have had this experience, and I have gained much more than just knowledge – I have learned new and different ways of thinking.”

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