Master of Education

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

This degree delivers advanced professional learning for teachers and those with a professional involvement in education, including school bursars, school development officers and training personnel. It will help you develop greater expertise in educational practice or research and can contribute to current teachers' professional development requirements.

You can choose to specialise in one of three majors:

  • Leadership, Policy and Social Transformation (Mt Gravatt and online)
  • Young Children, Early Childhood and Identity (Mt Gravatt and online)
  • Youth, Digital Culture and New Learning (Mt Gravatt and online)

If a major is not offered at the campus of your enrolment and you do not want to or cannot study online, you may travel between campuses to undertake your studies.

There is also a General Studies pathway available that will allow you the flexibility to create a personalised program according to your interests.

As a graduate, you will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship. Please note that this degree is not an initial teacher education program and will not lead to registration as a teacher in Queensland schools.


The Master of Education offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor, any discipline AND work experience
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor Honours in Education
Graduate Certificate in Education
Graduate Diploma in Education
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)

Attendance information

Flexible study options include online or on-campus study in intensive, full-time or part-time modes.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be able to meet individual professional learning and research development needs. The degree also allows you to gain significant professional advantages in advancing your education career.

Pathways to further study

For students interested in undertaking doctoral studies, this program provides a pathway that articulates with the Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (5608) and onto the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (6022).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Education (5601)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information