UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Master of Educational Leadership (coursework and dissertation)
This course is suited to educators (government and non-government schools, universities and TAFE). It exposes students to theory as well as national and international educational practices enabling students to connect their learning with their own experiences, broaden their knowledge and enhance their skills and dispositions. It also provides an opportunity to develop specialised research skills as a basis for further professional enquiry.
- Course title
- Master of Educational Leadership (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2020
- 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 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tom O'Donoghue
- 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; N/A = not available in 2020; 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 2021 or 2022.
Take all units (36 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||EDUC5610||Human Resource Development in Education||lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)|
|NS||EDUC5612||Leadership for Learning||seminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required|
|NS, S1||EDUC5620||Master's Dissertation (12 points)||independent self-directed learning, plus regular seminars|
|NS||EDUC5631||Approaches to Research||25 hours compressed mode over 4 full days; offshore as required|
|NS||EDUC5658||Globalising Education Policy||up to 4x6 hour sessions held on Saturdays|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|N/A||EDUC5519||Contemporary Reforms in Education||24 hours, a total of 150 hours total time commitment|
|N/A||EDUC5606||Advance Course in Rasch Measurement Theory||vary widely depending on student's prior knowledge of statistics, mathematics and the software used|
|NS||EDUC5608||Integrating Pedagogy and Technology||lectures: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks—face-to-face (50 per cent) and online (50 per cent)|
|S1||EDUC5616||International and Comparative Education||lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)|
|N/A||EDUC5633||Quantitative Inquiry||25 hours|
|N/A||EDUC5634||Qualitative Inquiry||25 hours|
|NS||EDUC5636||Assessment and Measurement||lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)|
|N/A||EDUC5637||Measurement and Evaluation||lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)|
|N/A||EDUC5638||Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories||online unit|
|N/A||EDUC5639||Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology||lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week for 13 weeks|
|NS, S1||EDUC5660||Education Studies||reading and conference sessions: 25 hours|
|NS, S1||EDUC5661||Education Studies||reading and conference sessions: 25 hours|
|NS||EDUC5678||Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum||lectures: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks); offshore as required|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 30240 Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) (24 points)
- 30520 Master of Educational Leadership (48 points)
- 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (24 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Educational Leadership course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(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.
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
[Approved exception to University Policy]
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 three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.
(3) Except as set out in Rule 15, 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 this course are credited with all units completed in the diploma course.
[(1) and (2) are approved exceptions to University Policy]