Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

External, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4 and 5 years full-time relevant work experience.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Education

Email: education@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6550

Web: https://education.uq.edu.au/

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

External, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4 and 5 years full-time relevant work experience.

CRICOS Code: 090307B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://education.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Educational Studies?

This program provides advanced professionally oriented studies for practising educators, focusing on the professional development needs and in-service requirements of teachers and administrators. Some pathways offer specific qualifications while others offer significant professional advantage to educators interested in career advancement or broadening career options.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens for the Guidance, Counselling and Careers field of study.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Educational Studies

Placement courses

  • Students studying Guidance, Counselling and Careers can choose to complete a practicum course, that involves approximately 200 contact hours.
  • Students studying Supporting Diverse Learners can choose to complete a practicum course that involves approximately 20 contact hours, if they choose to enrol in the practicum course.
  • Students may incur costs associated with the practicum (e.g. travel, parking, stationery). Practicum placements may be located throughout Australia or overseas. Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) or Exemption Card before commencing a placement in any school or organisations that provide child-related services in Queensland. Students can apply for a Blue Card or Exemption through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4 and 5 years full-time relevant work experience.

Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

Relevant work experience is defined as significant and substantive experience in education contexts such as schools, service delivery agencies, government agencies or alternative education settings working with children, adolescents or adults with roles and responsibilities such as, teaching, program/curriculum development, assessment, educational leadership, administration, youth support, allied health, and sport sciences.

Students who already hold an appropriate tertiary qualification and are interested in becoming qualified to teach in secondary and primary schools should apply for admission into the Masters of Teaching (Primary) or the Masters of Teaching (Scondary) programs. For further information on this program consult the handbook on the School of Education website or contact the School of Education on telephone (07) 336 56550 or email: education@uq.edu.au

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4 and 5 years full-time relevant work experience.

Additional application requirements

Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

Relevant work experience is defined as significant and substantive experience in education contexts such as schools, service delivery agencies, government agencies or alternative education settings working with children, adolescents or adults with roles and responsibilities such as, teaching, program/curriculum development, assessment, educational leadership, administration, youth support, allied health, and sport sciences.

Students who already hold an appropriate tertiary qualification and are interested in becoming qualified to teach in secondary and primary schools should apply for admission into the Masters of Teaching (Primary) or the Masters of Teaching (Scondary) programs. For further information on this program consult the handbook on the School of Education website or contact the School of Education on telephone (07) 336 56550 or email: education@uq.edu.au

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 090307B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Blue Card or Exemption Card if undertaking Guidance and Counselling Field of Study.
  • Students are responsible for the cost of transportation and accommodation to attend residential schools or practicals.

What you can do with a Master of Educational Studies

Careers

Educational Studies prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities including learning support teachers, guidance counsellors secondary mathematics teachers, middle years teachers, science teachers and educational administrators. The program also allows students to gain significant professional advantages in advancing their career and broadening their career options.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Career Industry Council of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Queensland Guidance And Counselling Association

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Educational Studies

To complete the Master of Educational Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the 16 unit program, a student must complete 16 units from the MEdSt list. Refer to MEdSt rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Educational Studies

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: