Degree details

Graduates will be able to apply in-depth knowledge of:

  1. local and global, social, cultural, political and economic perspectives and practices associated with the education of children, young people and adults;
  2. curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes and well-being for students/clients;
  3. methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively;
  4. evaluate current literature in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective;
  5. develop dispositions, cognitive skills, reflective awareness and creativity to facilitate the application of evidence-based knowledge, skills and capacities to educational practices.

Professional recognition

This degree does not lead to teacher registration in Australia.

Career objectives

Graduates are suitable for careers in a variety of positions ranging from work as teachers in school classrooms, school coordinators and principals, curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education, and as advisers to government and other policy makers.

Higher education

Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.

Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.

Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at

This degree is intended for people currently employed in education, education management and for those who have an interest in developing their knowledge and practice in these areas. It introduces knowledge and skills in your area of interest, with a focus on understanding and changing practice.

It provides an introduction to matters of educational policy and practice and offers educational topics of particular value or interest to the student including educational research methods topics.

It is 2 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time. 

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are required to undertake study two compulsory topics: EDUC9761  Approaches to Research and EDUC9719  Independent Research Study. The remaining topics to complete the basic entry level for the course are chosen from an extensive range of option topics. 

As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four topics per semester and part-time students undertake two topics per semester.

Award Requirements

To complete the requirements of the Master of Education (Basic level entry), students must successfully complete two core (compulsory) topics and fourteen option topics chosen from an extensive range of option topics.

Applications are submitted directly to Flinders University through its online application system.