Master of Education (thesis and coursework)
This course is particularly suited to leaders and professionals in education, health, justice, government administration and management who wish to undertake postgraduate study. The course delivery arrangements are flexible and accommodate the needs of people in full-time careers in the professions or management. Students are encouraged to pursue coursework and research in their own areas of interest.
- Course title
- Master of Education (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by thesis and coursework
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Simon Clarke
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
NS = non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take all units (6 points):
|NS||EDUC5631||Approaches to Research|
Take unit(s) to the value of 54 points:
|S1, S2||EDUC5720||Master's Thesis (full-time) (54 points)|
|S1, S2||EDUC5721||Master's Thesis (part-time) (54 points)|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|SS||EDUC5519||Contemporary Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care|
|S1||EDUC5606||Advance Course in Rasch Measurement Theory|
|NS, S2||EDUC5608||Integrating Pedagogy and Technology|
|S1||EDUC5610||Human Resource Development in Education|
|NS||EDUC5612||Leadership for Learning|
|S1||EDUC5616||International and Comparative Education|
|NS||EDUC5631||Approaches to Research|
|NS, S1||EDUC5634||Qualitative Inquiry|
|NS, S1||EDUC5636||Assessment and Measurement|
|NS||EDUC5637||Measurement and Evaluation|
|NS||EDUC5638||Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories|
|NS||EDUC5639||Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology|
|N/A||EDUC5641||History of Education|
|NS, S1||EDUC5658||Education Policy Trends: Global to Local|
|NS, S1||EDUC5660||Education Studies|
|NS, S1||EDUC5661||Education Studies|
|N/A||EDUC5662||Action Research and Curriculum Innovation|
|NS||EDUC5678||Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—the requirements set out in (a), (b) or (c) which follow or the equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or the requirements set out in (d) or (e):
(d) a graduate diploma of this University that articulates with the Master of Education with an average of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research;
(iii) achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework diploma units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 30240 Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) (24 points)
- 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (24 points)
- 31700 Master of Education (72 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
(2) Students in the coursework component of the course by thesis and coursework, who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
13.(1) Students in the course by way of thesis and coursework are not permitted to proceed to EDUC5720 Master's Thesis (full-time)/EDUC5721 Master's Thesis (part-time) unless they have achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.
(3) Except as set out in Rule 14, a student in the course by way of coursework may apply to transfer to the course by way of thesis and coursework if they achieve an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.
Course for offshore students
(3) Subject to University Policy students in the course by way of coursework who have completed a graduate diploma which articulates with the course are credited with all units completed in the diploma course.
[1 and 2 are approved exceptions to University Policy]