Course overview

Description

This course is particularly suited to professionals and leaders and in education, health, justice, government administration and management who wish to undertake postgraduate study in Education. 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.

The Graduate Research School (GRS) manages the examination process.

Course title
Master of Education (thesis and coursework)
Award abbreviation
MEd
Course code
31700
Course type
Master's degree by thesis and coursework
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
Graduate School of Education
CRICOS code
003029G

Course details

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
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), Singapore - Education
Domestic fee type
RTP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grace Oakley
Fees
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.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSEDUC5631Educational Research DesignNoneUp to 30 hours
S1EDUC5633Educational Research Analysis
Co-requisites
EDUC5631 Approaches to Research must be taken before
or concurrently with this unit.
Up to 30 hours

Take unit(s) to the value of 72 points:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSEDUC5730Master's Thesis (full-time) (72 points)
Prerequisites
an average of at least 65 per cent in the coursework component of the degree and a minimum of 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design (formerly EDUC5631 Approaches to Research)
Incompatibility
EDUC5720 Master's Thesis (full-time)
or EDUC5721 Master's Thesis (part-time)
individually negotiated with the supervisor; research completed under supervision
NSEDUC5740Master's Thesis (part-time) (72 points)
Prerequisites
an average of at least 65 per cent in the coursework component of the degree and a minimum of 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design (formerly EDUC5631 Approaches to Research)
Incompatibility
EDUC5720 Master's Thesis (full-time)
or EDUC5721 Master's Thesis (part-time)
individually negotiated with the supervisor; research completed under supervision

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AEDUC5519Contemporary Reforms in EducationNone24 hours, a total of 150 hours total time commitment
NSEDUC5608Integrating Pedagogy and TechnologyNone4 days of intensive teaching
S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in EducationNonelectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)
S2EDUC5612Leadership for LearningNoneseminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required
S1EDUC5616International and Comparative EducationNonelectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2EDUC5636Assessment and MeasurementNoneOnline with 2 intensive teaching days
N/AEDUC5637Measurement and EvaluationNonelectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
NSEDUC5639Childhood and Adolescent Developmental PsychopathologyNonelectures/seminars: four days intensive teaching
S1EDUC5658Globalising Education PolicyNone12 x 2 hour workshops mix of face to face and online
S1, S2EDUC5660Education Studies
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (ID 81)
or Course Enrolment 30580 Master of Education (ID 204)
or Course Enrolment 30240 Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) (ID 209)
or Course Enrolment 30520 Master of Educational Leadership (ID 210)
or Course Enrolment 31650 Master of Educational Leadership (ID 211)
or Course Enrolment 31670 Master of Education (by thesis and coursework) (ID 13)
reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
S1EDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the CurriculumNonelectures: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks); offshore as required

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 6.5.

(5) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 64.

Admission requirements

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):

(a) (i) a bachelor's degree of this University; and

(ii) completed a postgraduate course in education requiring at least one year of full-time study; and

(iii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;

or

(b) (i) the Bachelor of Education of this University; and

(ii) either two years' full-time relevant professional experience or adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;

or

(c) (i) a degree requiring at least four years of full-time study; and

(ii) two years' full-time professional experience in the field of education; and

(iii) adequate research preparation demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate School of Education;

or

(d) a graduate diploma of this University that articulates with the Master of Education with an average of at least 65 per cent in four coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design;

or

(e) (i) completed at least four units towards a graduate diploma that articulates with the Master of Education; and

(ii) completed units relevant to the requirements of the master's course and;

(iii) achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in four coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (24 points)
  • 31700 Master of Education (96 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Education course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) Students in the coursework component of the course who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended';

(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'.

(3) Students who are enrolled in the thesis component of the course who do not submit an annual report or whose annual report is not considered to be satisfactory—

(a) are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) are required to report to the relevant course coordinator prior to re-enrolment;

and

(c) may have conditions applied to their enrolment.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).

Additional rules
Progression

14.(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 four coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Educational Research Design.

(2) A student in the course by way of thesis and coursework who does not achieve the required standard set out in (1) may be permitted to transfer to the 30580 Master of Education (coursework and dissertation), subject to satisfying the admission requirements for that course.

Course for offshore students

15. Offshore students are only permitted to complete the course by way of coursework and must choose units from a published subset.

Credit

16.(1) Subject to (3), the University may grant credit—

(a) in the course by way of thesis and coursework, for coursework units to a total value of 24 points;

(2) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed in courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions to a maximum value of six points.

(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]