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Master by coursework

Further your knowledge and skills to inspire and lead educational improvement and transformation.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Education
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Special Study Period 1, 2023

12 December 2022

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 2, 2023

Applications now open!

11 May 2023

Special Study Period 3, 2023

8 May 2023

10 August 2023

Special Study Period 4, 2023

11 September 2023

9 November 2023

Special Study Period 1, 2024

7 August 2023

8 February 2024

Special Study Period 2, 2024

4 March 2024

9 May 2024

Special Study Period 3, 2024

6 May 2024

8 August 2024

Special Study Period 4, 2024

9 September 2024

7 November 2024

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Why study Education at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked in the top 100 in the world for education.

Broad career options

Choose to specialise in STEM, advanced pedagogies or language, literacy and applied linguistics.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.



This course is designed for educators working in diverse learning and educational contexts who wish to enhance their knowledge of contemporary educational practice and issues. 

Designed and delivered by experienced educators and researchers, this course will utilise and enrich your professional knowledge and experience, through engaging, thought-provoking and industry-relevant learning.

You’ll choose to study one of the following specialisations, each incorporating leading-edge research and innovative learning design that will build your capabilities in curriculum and pedagogical leadership:

  • Innovative Learning and Teaching
  • Innovative STEM Education
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.

You can also customise your course with a combination of subjects from across these specialisations. 

This course also includes a capstone project that gives you the opportunity to research and transform educational knowledge and real-world practices. 

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed to doctoral-level studies.

See our handbook for more course information.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate knowledge and critical use of current and leading edge educational research and theory
  • identify, access, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a wide range of sources
  • use technologies to effectively communicate information and ideas for specific knowledge users
  • consider educational and professional issues from a variety of research-informed perspectives with a view to improving educational and professional knowledge and practice
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences, socially-justice and ethical practices, and the implications these have for knowledge production, and effective practice and professionalism in education settings
  • demonstrate the capacity for leadership and innovation in the field of education

It is wonderful to feel that the research I undertook is cutting edge and the knowledge I gained from doing the course is relevant, useful and important in shaping the future of education.

Fleur McLennan

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

  • 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 requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2023 Fee year:



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).

Important fee information

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online


Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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