Master of Education

The UNSW Master of Education is a one-year full-time degree (or part-time equivalent) designed to enhance your career options and professional advancement opportunities. Graduates are equipped to progress into specialist fields of education or leadership roles within their existing fields, or into research degrees such as the PhD or EdD.

Flexible Study Options

The Master of Education can be completed fully online or via a combination of online and face to face courses. We’ve designed the program in a way that allows you to fit your study around your existing commitments – whether you have full-time work or caring responsibilities, or if you live further away from UNSW; our students benefit from flexible delivery which includes being able to choose from courses that are delivered online as well as school holiday intensive and evening classes.

To aid in the cost of your education, Commonwealth Supported Places are available for local candidates as well as FEE-HELP.


The Master of Education allows you to update your skills and knowledge in one of seven specialisations:

Educational Studies
Curriculum and Assessment
Special Education
Gifted Education
Higher Education
Educational Psychology

Your Career

Like many of our graduates, you have the opportunity to progress into specialist fields of education. Our graduates work in early childhood teaching; primary and secondary school teaching; vocational and workplace teaching and tertiary teaching roles.

What Our Alumni Say

Angela Yang

"Studying a Masters of Education (TESOL) has not only given me the opportunity to enhance my professional skills but also to learn from leading academics in the field. I also formed valuable connections with my peers who work in the same industry. The capstone project at the end of the program is also an excellent opportunity for students to choose an area of interest and conduct their own research which really provides a hands-on experience."

Angela Yang, UNSW Master of Education alumna

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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