Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree with a GPA of 4 and an AQF Level 8 GDipEd (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.


Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 18720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree with a GPA of 4 and an AQF Level 8 GDipEd (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.


Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

CRICOS Code: 090307B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Master of Educational Studies?

This program provides advanced professionally oriented studies for practising educators, focusing on the professional development needs and in-service requirements of teachers and administrators. Some pathways offer specific qualifications while others offer significant professional advantage to educators interested in career advancement or broadening career options.

NOTE that students wishing to undertake a second field with the Guidance and Counselling field must discuss their plans with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the School of Education.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Educational Studies

Placement courses

Students studying Guidance and Counselling will be required to complete practicum courses that involve approximately 200 contact hours.
Students studying Supporting Diverse Learners will be required to complete practicum courses that involve approximately 20 contact hours.
Students may incur costs associated with the practicum (e.g. travel, parking, stationery). Practicum placements may be located throughout Australia or overseas. Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum in Queensland. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree with a GPA of 4 and an AQF Level 8 GDipEd (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.


Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Additional application information

Students who already hold an appropriate tertiary qualification and are interested in becoming qualified to teach in secondary and primary schools should apply for admission into the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) or the Masters of Teaching (Primary). For further information on this program consult the handbook on the School of Education website or contact the School of Education on telephone (07) 336 56550 or email: education@uq.edu.au

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Educational Studies (Guidance and Counselling) may be eligible to receive income support payments and should contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Approved degree with a GPA of 4 and an AQF Level 8 GDipEd (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.


Same discipline is defined as a degree in education.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 090307B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Academic advising

To undertake a placement in a Queensland school, you will be required to possess a Blue Card and be registered as a teacher in Queensland. Students who are not qualified teachers can also enrol in the program however they will need to make alternative arrrangements for practicum placements in private organisations.

Domestic students enrolled in the MEdSt(Guidance and Counselling) may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 18720

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24000

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Students are responsible for the cost of transportation and accommodation to attend residential schools or practicals.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Educational Studies

Careers

Educational Studies prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities including learning support teachers, guidance counsellors secondary mathematics teachers, middle years teachers, science teachers and educational administrators. The program also allows students to gain significant professional advantages in advancing their career and broadening their career options.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Educational Studies

To complete the Master of Educational Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the 16-unit program, a student must complete 16 units from the MEdSt list. Refer to MEdSt rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Educational Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Educational Studies

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: