Explore, Critique & Contribute to the Study of Higher Education
Higher Education (HE) studies at UNSW Sydney provide education professionals and academics with opportunities to study higher education at an advanced level with a leading global university. Our exceptional suite of fully articulated postgraduate coursework programs focuses on building knowledge, developing practical skills, and investigating critical issues related to the governance, management and practice of HE.
Led by Research That Counts
Backed by UNSW Sydney’s School of Education’s top rating of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise, we encourage and enable our students to adopt a research-informed approach to their studies and development. As a student of HE at UNSW’s School of Education you’ll explore, analyse and debate contemporary issues in theory and practice related to: the context of contemporary HE; organisation, governance and management of HE; learning and teaching in HE; curriculum, educational design, and assessment in HE; research and community engagement in HE; equity, diversity and inclusion in HE; quality assurance and improvement in HE; and educational leadership and change in HE.
Flexible & Affordable
We offer alternative delivery options, including online courses, intensive school holiday courses, workplace and evening classes to ensure your Higher Education study fits into your busy lifestyle. We also provide affordable study options with Commonwealth Supported Places and the opportunity to pay or defer fees through FEE-HELP for eligible students.
Specialist Learning for Career Advancement
Combined with studies of relevant research methodologies, our programs will equip you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to effectively contribute throughout your career to the development and maintenance of quality HE systems and outcomes as practitioner, policy-maker or researcher.
Higher Degree Research Options
Suitably qualified graduates of our postgraduate coursework programs can be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees here at UNSW Sydney and elsewhere. If you think you may be interested in pursuing a research degree and/or career in HE, we encourage you to speak to a member of our HE Research Community about how best to structure your MEdHE studies to ensure you meet the admission requirements for these doctoral degrees.
Flexible and Affordable
Recognising that those working in higher education institutions have lives that are structured around a range of different personal and professional timetables, all of the courses in the HE stream of our postgraduate program are offered fully-online though a combination of synchronous and asynchronous engagement with teachers and fellow students. Further, via Commonwealth Supported Places and the opportunity to pay or defer fees through FEE-HELP, we provide a range of affordable study options for students. At present, if you are a member of the UNSW Sydney staff, you may also be eligible for a degree of fee remission to support your studies in HE as part of the university’s on-going commitment to the professional and career development of its staff.