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Master of Education

Course Description


The course delivery arrangements are flexible and are particularly aligned with the needs of people in full time careers in the professions or management. Participants are encouraged to pursue coursework and research in their own particular areas of interest.

Course description, features and facilities

This course introduces participants to theory as well as national and international educational practices that can be linked with their own experiences and, through dialogue and the sharing of ideas, enhance their knowledge and skills. It also provides participants with comprehensive preparation in conceptualising, conducting and reporting research in education.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (6 points):

NS, OS EDUC5631 Approaches to Research

Take unit(s) to the value of 54 points:

S1, S2 EDUC5720 Master's Thesis (full-time) (54 points)
S1, S2 EDUC5721 Master's Thesis (part-time) (54 points)

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

NS EDUC5523 Education Law
S1 EDUC5606 Advance Course in Rasch Measurement Theory
NS, S1 EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology
S1 EDUC5610 Human Resource Development in Education
S2, OS EDUC5612 Leadership for Learning
S1 EDUC5616 International and Comparative Education
NS, OS EDUC5631 Approaches to Research
NS, OS EDUC5633 Quantitative Inquiry
S2, OS EDUC5634 Qualitative Inquiry
NS, S1 EDUC5636 Assessment and Measurement
NS, S2 EDUC5637 Measurement and Evaluation
S2 EDUC5638 Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory
NS EDUC5639 Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
N/A EDUC5641 History of Education
NS, S1 EDUC5658 Education Policy Trends: Global to Local
NS, S1, S2 EDUC5660 Education Studies
S1, S2 EDUC5661 Education Studies
N/A EDUC5662 Action Research and Curriculum Innovation
S2, OS EDUC5678 Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum

Visit the Master of Education page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

A recognised bachelor's degree and a postgraduate course in education and at least two years' full-time relevant professional experience or demonstration of research capacity; orA four-year Bachelor of Education degree (or equivalent) and at least two years' full-time relevant professional experience and demonstration of research capacity; orA degree requiring at least four years of full-time study; and two years' full-time professional experience in the field of education; and adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Faculty; andIELTS (Academic): Overall score minimum of 6.5, no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules).

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