Master of Educational Studies

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Are you interested or involved in learning and education with a desire to continue your professional development? Or are you looking to specialise your teaching skills in a key area such as personalised learning or information and communications technology (ICT) and digital learning?

The Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments.

Throughout this advanced program you will develop a advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment, including the differences between educating boys and girls, the pedagogy of learning and how to teach students whose first language isn’t English.

You will be able to hone your skills in specialist subject areas including mathematics, literacy and engineering. There is also the opportunity to undertake coursework in educational research, requiring you to complete a minor thesis.

Whichever path you choose, this comprehensive program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession.
Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Educational Studies at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Educational Studies is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

NOTE: this is NOT an initial teaching qualification, it is assumed that applicants are qualified teachers

Is it for you?

If you are a professional educator, interested in developing your skills and career opportunities in the field, the Master of Educational Studies could be the program for you. Supported by flexible learning and the ability to tailor the program to suit you individual requirements, the Master of Educational Studies at the University of Newcastle offered a convenient and highly regarded education, providing you with an optimal educational experience.

Depending on your area of interest, you will be able to choose from up to 16 specialisations offered by the University. Some of these specialisations include:

  • literacy education
  • international curriculum studies
  • engineering education
  • engaging families and communities
  • educating boys.

For a full list, see the ‘Details’ tab.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.


The University of Newcastle’s Master of Education Studies offers an advanced and specialised postgraduate education that can be completed in one year full-time. Presenting you with up to 17 possible specialisations, you will study eight courses which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to steer your education in the most suitable direction to meet your career goals.

Some examples of the available specialisations include:

  • Aboriginal studies
  • comparative and international education
  • creative and performing arts, media and learning
  • educating boys.

For the comprehensive listing of available specialisations you should visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Should you be interested in specialising in history, mathematics, teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or education research, you will need to meet specific requirements which are also outlined on the ‘Details’ tab.

The Master of Education Studies has been designed to appropriately combine theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to achieve best educational practices.

To find out more about where the Master of Educational Studies can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.


Developed for educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education, the Master of Educational Studies has been designed to provide a platform to enhance and specialise your career opportunities and professional needs. The University of Newcastle’s reputable postgraduate program will prepare you for senior roles in public or private schools, or even take you out of the classroom and into consultancy or advisory positions.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Educational Studies read the ‘Details’ tab.

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