Equity, Diversity and Social Change


You will build the capacity to critically engage with research in order to develop in-depth knowledge of experiences of exclusion and difference. By examining the opportunities for achieving equitable and inclusive education experiences, you will discover how to bring equity into your professional practice. The specialisation considers how practices, across a range of educational settings, respond to social diversity, and it examines the barriers as well as the opportunities for achieving more equitable and inclusive educational participation and experiences.


Specialisation subjects are:

  • Identity, Equity and Change
  • Education, Knowledge and Power
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions
  • Leading Educational Ideas

University Handbook: Equity, Diversity and Social Change Specialisation

Study Structure

The Master of Education has been designed around the lives of working professionals. The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, running evenings and weekends. Entry points to the course are in both semester 1 and 2, designed to suit most schedules. The Master of Education may be undertaken through either:

  • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years, or
  • Part-time study (domestic students only), comprising up to eight semesters over four years.
The people of MGSE

In the Master of Education, 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. Or learn more about research at MGSE.

Meet our Equity, Diversity and Social Change Student: Komala

Komala Murugiah, Student, Master of Education

“Pursuing the M.Ed serves as a stepping stone for me, moving towards research, application and teaching. It has brought to light an interest and ability to impart knowledge and taps on existing skills while encouraging me to explore new avenues of building expertise as form of life-long learning practice.”

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