Policy in a Global Context


This specialisation combines academic study with the opportunity to experience international education systems first hand. The course helps you learn how to have your goals met in a policy context, while also enabling you to become better practitioners.

You will examine education systems from around the world to understand how other countries have responded to rapid social and economic change, and the challenges of globalisation. This work then provides the context for an analysis of Australian education policies at the state and national levels. On completing the specialisation, students will be more equipped to promote ideas to the people that matter, and will be better able to facilitate change in education.

University Handbook: Policy in a Global Context 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 Policy in a global context student: Komala

Komala Murugiah, Student, Master of Education

“Pursuing the Master of Education 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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