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Because good teachers never stop learning.

Earn a Master of Education in 12 months* while you work

At UOW, you can earn a Master of Education in 12 months* while you work. UOW's Master of Education will provide you with critical skills in the core education areas of curriculum, assessment and educational psychology. You will build skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate and conduct a research project tailored to your work, interests and study specialisations.

A qualification from UOW's School of Education is highly valued for the international teaching opportunities, the reputation of our staff, and also for the use of the latest educational technology. 

Start earning an accredited qualification in your area of specialisation and fast track your career.

Commonwealth supported places are available. Apply now to start in 2018.

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* Conditional on meeting the requirements of recognised prior learning as outlined in course finder.

Education - Higher Degree Research

Undertake your higher degree research with the Faculty of Social Sciences at UOW.

Why study a Master of Education 


  • At UOW you can personalise how you take your classes in order to best suit your lifestyle.

  • You will be at the forefront of teaching practices and technology through UOW’s continued focus on interdisciplinary research, particularly with Early Start Research.

  • We provide a blended learning approach: the Master of Education has been designed to be flexible, allowing you to study online, in the classroom or with a combination of both. 

  • Many of our students choose to come to UOW because we still offer face-to-face classes – they find this method beneficial as they can meet other students with similar interests, network and speak to their lecturers.

  • You can personalise your course by tapping into our range of elective studies.

  • Our staff – your teachers – are experts in their field so you learn from the best. You will also have access to guest speakers, particularly in the areas of Special Education and Educational Leadership.

  • Our size means that we are truly student-centred, striving to provide our students with individual attention, available staff, dedicated research supervisors and a personal approach.


Natalie Pozdeev

“There were some lecturers who really went above and beyond, and were exceptional at managing the degree by distance. The fact that I could specialise in leadership as opposed to doing a generic Master of Education is what really drew me to UOW.”

Natalie Pozdeev
Master of Education (Educational Leadership)
Head Teacher of Media At TAFE NSW  

Wayne Cox

Studying online suits my busy lifestyle, the support has been really good and the course is run so well. I previously worked as Head Teacher of PDHPE for 14 years, I’m now the Head of Teaching and Learning. I think I should have done my postgrad earlier to be honest.

Wayne Cox
Master of Education (Educational Leadership)
Head of Teaching and Learning, Newington College, Stanwell Campus

Kieren Corbyn Master of Education testimonial

My degree has been very flexible. Over time I have adjusted both my major and my study loads and I still manage to have a healthy social life and stay active. Some of my study has been face-to-face while some subjects have been largely online. During my studies, I was successful in gaining a promotion to Assistant Principal. 

Kieren Corbyn
Master of Education (Educational Leadership)
Assistant Principal 

Ann Rogerson Education testimonial

The flexible delivery of the Master of Education meant I could schedule my studies around my full-time work and out of hours teaching commitments. Due to some of the subjects I selected I could integrate my studies with what I was teaching for example: trying out new technology, redesigning assessments and curricula. 

Dr Ann Rogerson
Current student: Master of Education (Higher Education) 

Sue Bennett Education Testimonial

Research in action: Professor Sue Bennett has a research agenda which explores students’ experiences of technology and teachers’ learning design practices – and the interactions between them. Such an integrated approach is rare in her field. Read more about her work here

Professor Sue Bennett
School of Education, UOW 

Sarah O'Shea testimonial

Nationally, Sarah O’Shea leads research that focuses on higher education participation among equity groups, including students from low socio-economic status backgrounds and Indigenous students. She also focuses on those who are regarded as being at risk of attrition such as first-in-family students, ‘second chance’ learners and Indigenous students. Read more about her work.  

Associate Professor Sarah O’Shea
School of Education, UOW