Education, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
This program will help you to respond to changing educational environments and develop, implement and evaluate innovative, evidence-based solutions. The core studies cover educational research, the nature of educational organisations, the process of learning and teaching, and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education, and you will then be able to develop an in-depth understanding of at least one specialist area: Advanced Practices in Learning and Teaching, ICT in Education, and Higher Education.


You will have the opportunity develop your skills in three key abilities: to access the most up to date sources of research and scholarship in Education, to analyse and synthesise this sometimes highly technical literature, and to effectively communicate the results to both academic and non-academic audiences. Subjects are designed to refine and enhance your knowledge and skills by applying them to authentic problems, tasks, and scenarios. A capstone unit gives you the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained across all your subjects, and a research unit teaches you how apply this in a rigorous and scholarly way to solve a substantive educational issue of your choice.

Knowledge management, critical thinking, and communicative capabilities acquired through this degree will serve not only to enhance the educational institution in which you work and the capacities of your professional community, it will also to lay the foundation for your own lifelong learning.

Key benefits
We recognise your knowledge and skills

Under Macquarie’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy you can apply for up to four units of credit based on previous postgraduate studies, professional development and training, and work experience. This could mean a reduction of up to one third in the cost of, and time taken to complete, your degree.

Our program is flexible and can easily be tailored to meet your needs

You can complete your degree on-line or on-campus, study at your own rate, and structure your program to meet your personal goals. Your decisions are not set in stone, should your needs change there is scope for you to change modes of study, programs, and even degrees.

Top staff, cutting edge knowledge

Our academic staff are active researchers in their fields and they will guide you to the most up-to-date international research, theories, principles, and practices in education.

Not just an academic exercise

We provide you with opportunities to work collegially with like-minded peers to explore innovative solutions to challenges that impact on learning in your workplace.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Current Topics in Education 1
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Innovation and Change in Educational Organisations
  • Learning Technologies: Contexts and Future
This degree ncludes the following specialisations:
  • Specialisation in Advanced Practices in Learning and Teaching
  • Specialisation in Educational Leadership
  • Specialisation in ICT in Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications opens on 5th August 2015
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in education; or Australian level 7 qualification or recognised equivalent with 2 years full-time equivalent work experience relevant to the chosen specialisation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30740 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30740 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    10266 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10266 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Fee per credit point
AUD $961 p.a.

Living costs for Sydney

  • 2000 - 2900 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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