Thank you for considering us for your professional development journey.

The programs in our Educational Studies suite develop your capacity to succeed in a world of rapid social and technological change where education is recognised as playing an increasingly important role.

They focus on the development of skills, understandings and attributes towards specialist abilities related to your chosen Fields of Study which may include:

  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Behaviour Management
  • Leadership
  • Career Development
  • Supporting Diverse Learners
  • Curriculum

How to choose your program

The most important considerations in choosing a program are:

  1. who you are
  2. what you want.

Please note that these programs are not for teacher preparation.  If you are interested in a teaching career please go to the Become a teacher page.

Masters degrees
  • I have an honours degree in education (or a degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education) and would like to undertake some professional development study towards a Master’s degree.

Apply online for the 16 unit Master of Educational Studies (#16 MEdSt).

This is a one year full time course. 

  • I have a degree in education in a similar discipline (or a similar Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) with a minimum grade average of 4 and would like to undertake some professional development study towards a Master’s degree.

Apply online for the 24 unit Master of Educational Studies (#24 MEdSt)

  • I have a degree with a grade average of 4 and documentary evidence of two years full-time work experience (either paid or voluntary) in an educational context and would like to undertake some professional development study towards a Master’s degree.

Apply online for the 32 unit Master of Educational Studies (#32 MEdSt)

Apply online for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies if:
  • You would like to move into the education sector but your degree is not an education/teaching qualification.
  • You do not have a degree but have worked in the education sector for more than two years.
  • You are a practising teacher and would like to return to study but do not want to have to make a long term or heavy workload commitment.

The graduate certificate is an 8 unit (most commonly 4 courses) program – half year full time.

All of Our Postgraduate Offerings

Professional Development for Teachers and Others

Educational Studies Suite Coursework

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

Master of Educational Studies (3 plans available)

Research Higher Degrees

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Doctor of philosophy (PhD)

What our students say

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the courses I chose for my Masters Degree. All of the lecturers were easily contactable and helpful.
  • Overall it's a great program and I would highly recommend it.
  • Wow!  I feel I have learnt so much this year - many thanks to the education team at UQ for putting together such a great masters program!
  • This program opened my eyes more to the many layers behind education and educational leadership.
  • I'd recommend it for sure. It is completely relevant and worthwhile in terms of refining my teaching.
  • It is high quality, I really enjoyed studying this program and I learnt a lot.
  • Very relevant to school contexts and an excellent form of professional development.
  • I would recommend the program for the commitment of lecturers; I would recommend it because lecturers provide a critical analysis of education.