Duration

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

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

External, 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

External, 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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

Web:

Enquire online

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.

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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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.

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: