Master of Education

The University of Adelaide

The Master of Education is designed for educators who wish to strengthen their curriculum development, teaching areas and discipline study areas, or develop capabilities in educational leadership or policy management. It is also suitable for trainers, education consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education to teach in a higher education environment, or develop their research capacity to transition into educational research. Study pathways will be determined according to specialisations, entry points and desired exit points. Pathways will consist of suites of courses valued at: 12 units (normally exiting with a Graduate Certificate); and 48 units or 24 units (dependent on degree of advanced standing), exiting with a Master of Education.

Course Fee:

Australian: $59,000
International: $71,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Candidates who have a teaching/education qualification may be granted up to 24 units of credit.

Further information:

Completion of this course with not meet the requirements for teacher registration. Career opportunities This program provides advanced career options for trainers across various industries, such as law enforcement, nursing and business, to teach in higher education, including the TAFE and university sectors, and work as education consultants. It also allows experienced teachers to enhance their existing qualifications and pursue senior policy and consulting roles.


This program does not constitute the requirements for a recognised teaching qualification. Students who are looking to become teachers will need to complete a Master of Teaching.

Who for:

Students who want to teach in higher education

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 4 years

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The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

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As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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