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Master of Education

MEd(Curtin) - MC-EDUC Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

The Master of Education enables you to extend your studies in education, building on the knowledge and understanding you developed in your initial teaching degree. 

The course consists of a core research component involving research preparation and a dissertation together with a coursework component. You are able to pursue areas of individual interest through the units Independent Study 691 or Professional Practice 624. Subject to approval by the head of school, you may substitute two additional optional coursework units for the core research component, Masters Dissertation 696. 

If you aim to undertake doctoral level study in the future you are required to complete the research dissertation. Graduates of the research stream are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, develop and/or evaluate projects with a high degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements 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.


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
2016 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. $17,700*

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.

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