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Master of Education

MEd(Curtin) - MC-EDUC Humanities
Location Bentley or Dubai This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or online
Intake February, July, January or May
Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

The Master of Education is designed for educators and educationalists who are looking to take the next step in their career, or who wish to gain and explore advanced knowledge in the field of education.

Through your choice of units, you can specialise in one of the following highly valued areas of expertise: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM); Language and Literacy; and Advanced Pedagogies.

Delivered by dedicated expert educators and researchers, this course comprises coursework and a negotiated research project where you can investigate an area of individual or professional interest.

If you complete this course to a high standard, you may be eligible to undertake doctoral level studies.

2018 intake for Curtin Bentley

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

2018 intake for Curtin Dubai

  • Trimester 1A (February)
  • Trimester 2A (July)

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

 An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree*.

*A four year degree in education is normally a Bachelor of Education, a four-year combined/double education degree, or a three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6
Speaking 6
Reading 6
Listening 6
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Not all units are offered every semester and the availability of off-shore study cannot be assured for all units.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Alternative formal professional development experiences are considered when determining recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

National and state initiatives are emphasising the importance of continuing professional learning for qualified teachers. Postgraduate qualifications in education are now favourably considered in applications for promotion in school systems.

More information about Education