Taught course


University of New England · Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education

Entry requirements

Learn more via the course page.

Months of entry

March, July, November

Course content

The Master of Education is a course designed for professional educators who shall be admitted on the basis of their prior qualifications and who, in most cases, will be working in school settings. Successful completion of this course will deepen students' knowledge in a range of educational disciplines and engage students with contemporary practice and theory in those disciplines.

The course has, in addition to an undesignated program pathway with a large range of curriculum options, seven specialisations that are designed to meet the needs of educators in a variety of professional contexts. These specialisations are: Comparative Education, eLearning, Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Australian Education, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)) and Literature and New Literacies.

The design of the Master of Education includes a nested program of Graduate Certificates that provide optional exit points. The course, with its focus on the needs of busy professionals, is available in full and part time mode using a variety of online learning technologies.

The Master of Education (Special Education) is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Career opportunities

Professional enrichment of educators and education decision-makers; re-orienting chosen teaching allocation; specialisation pathways.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135