Master of Education (Advanced)

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full time; 4 years part time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Deepen your understanding of educational strategies and practices that can push your career in education even further with this Master of Education (Advanced) course from Edith Cowan University.

Perfect for enquiring minds, this course allows you to explore areas of personal interest in education through specialisations in a diverse range of topics. You’ll also gain foundational knowledge through the core units covering leadership, research, assessment and communication.

Develop your technical, creative and cognitive competencies that will let you level up in your education career. You’ll engage critically with educational practices and strategies and bring together complex concepts as they apply to real-world situations. Expand your understanding and mastery of educational research, contribute to professional practice/scholarship in the field of education, and undertake a substantial personal project.

The skills you gain from completing this course will help you pursue new opportunities for professional advancement in teaching, leadership and administrative positions.


You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); OR
  • Hold an unrelated Bachelor Degree, plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or a Master of Teaching; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this education course, subjects you may study include:

  • Research preparation: methods of research
  • Advanced seminar
  • Leading education in a global context
  • Assessment in education: policies, pedagogy and equity
  • Effective communication in professional contexts
  • Media and society in a globalised world
  • Public relations strategies

Specialisation options available in this course include:

  • Catholic Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Leading Education
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Literacy Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Mount Lawley

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Education (Advanced) from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification allows you to pursue opportunities for professional advancement in education, including administrative and leadership roles.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Student loans and scholarship opportunities may also be available to eligible applicants through Edith Cowan University.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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