Explore, Critique & Contribute to the Study of Higher Education
Higher Education at UNSW provides education professionals and academics an opportunity to study higher education at an advanced level with a leading global university. Our exceptional suite of postgraduate study options focus on building knowledge, developing practical skills and investigating critical issues related to the governance, management and practice of higher education.
Led by Research That Counts
Backed by UNSW School of Education’s top rating of 5 by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), we encourage and enable our students to adopt an evidence-based approach to their studies and development. You’ll debate contemporary issues in theory and practice related to: the context of contemporary higher education; governance, structure and management of higher education; learning and teaching in higher education; curriculum, educational design, assessment and evaluation in higher education; and leadership and change in higher education. Combined with studies of relevant research methodologies, our programs will equip you with the insight and experience to effectively contribute to the development and maintenance of quality higher education systems and outcomes throughout your career.
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
Our specialist postgraduate programs in Higher Education can enhance your career options and professional advancement across a broad range of higher education institutions.
Many of our graduates progress into specialist fields of education by developing and extending their understanding of one or more critical areas of higher education scholarship, policy and practice..
Our postgraduate programs in Higher Education can also be a gateway to higher research study. If you’re interested in pursuing a research career, we encourage you to study research methodology and undertake a research project during your course.