Faculty of Education

Postgraduate Study

Find the right course for you

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I want to advance my teaching career / specialise "

These courses enable experienced education professionals and those wanting to follow pathways to further research to update, extend and deepen their knowledge and skills in a range of areas. Students are able to chart their own pathways to suit their specific educational contexts and needs.

To work out which course is best suited to you, browse the course summaries below.

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Upskill and/or update professional knowledge, broaden your practice, engage intellectually and personally
  • Students enrol in the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours and nominate for exit with a Graduate Certificate after completing 4 units. Students can also continue their study and articulate directly into the Master of Education (Coursework).
  • Course duration - 6 months full time, up to 2 years part time; starts in February and July
  • This course offers a number of units in these discipline areas:
  • There are a number course entry pathways, they include:
    • Bachelor of Education
    • A degree in another discipline with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching or equivalent
    • Alternate pathways for TESOL Specialisation
      • Australian bachelor degree or equivalent
      • Experience teaching English to speakers of other languages will be looked upon favourably
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Meets the needs of professionals and graduates seeking in-depth study and professional learning, with a focus on a major culmination research or professional practice project.
  • Course duration - 1.5 years full time, up to 3 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Students may qualify for entry into Research Higher Degrees (PhD and EdD)
  • This course offers a number of units in these discipline areas:
  • There are a number course entry pathways, they include:
    • Bachelor of Education
    • A degree in another discipline with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching
    • Alternate pathways for TESOL Specialisation
      • Australian bachelor degree or equivalent
      • University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) or equivalent
      • Experience teaching English to speakers of other languages will be looked upon favourably
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I'm interested in Education research "

The Faculty welcomes an Expression of Interest (EOI) from prospective local, national and international Higher Degree by Research prospective students, with opportunities for full-time or part-time study towards an Honours, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Education (EdD) degree or Master of Education (MEd) (Research). If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please contact the Northern Research Hub (Research.North@utas.edu.au) to complete an EOI form.

To work out which course is best suited to you, browse the course summaries below.

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Honours provides students with the opportunity to engage in educational research at an appropriate level as preparation for future higher degree study
  • Those students gaining a first class honours degree or an upper second award are able to proceed to a doctoral program. Students with a lower second class award or third class honours will have access to the master degree by research program.
  • Course duration - 1 year full time; starts in February and July
  • Articulates into the Master of Education (Research)
  • Applicants must have interest in a topic that we the Faculty has expertise in and can supervise
  • There are several honours options through the Faculty of Education and they depend on the course you are enrolled in and whether honours is embedded or an end-on option, they include:
    • Embedded honours - students in the Bachelor of Education course:
      • Credit grade or higher in ESP 318 Research Methods
      • Grade point average ≥ 3.5 for 3rd year units
      • Total for eight 3rd year unit results must be at least 28 or higher
    • End-on honours - Bachelor of Education:
      • Grade point average ≥ 3.5 for completed degree or at least 3 years teaching experience.
      • Receive a credit grade or higher in ESP 318 Research Methods to be able to progress
    • End-on honours - Master of Education:
      • Master of Education or equivalent from other recognised tertiary provider.
      • Credit average or better in the Master of Education
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Topics for Masters (research) degrees in the Faculty of Education will reflect the candidates own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors.
  • Course duration - 2 years full time or equivalent part-time
  • Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic
  • There are a number course entry pathways, they include:
    • An honours degree with at least second class lower standard
    • A masters degree with a minimum research component (eg a thesis)
    • substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • A Doctor of Education produces individuals who can apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.
  • Course duration - 3-4 years full time or equivalent part-time
  • Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic
  • Applicants will be considered who have:
    • Bachelor of Education (Honours) or equivalent degree with a major research project
    • Master of Education
    • Extensive relevant industry experience
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • A Doctor of Philosophy produces individuals who can apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.
  • Course duration - 3-4 years full time or equivalent part-time
  • Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic
  • Applicants will be considered who have:
    • A bachelors degree with first class honours or second class honours, upper division
    • A masters degree with a minimum research component (ie a thesis)
    • Partial completion of a masters by research (up to 75%)
    • substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I want to become a qualified teacher "

Do you already have a degree and now want to teach children?

The Faculty of Education provides degrees which will enable you to teach children in Primary or Secondary schools.


NOTE: New Entrance Requirement

All providers of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia are now required to select entrants into their ITE courses on the basis of non-cognitive capabilities as well as cognitive.

For further details on how this is assessed please see the Non Academic Capability webpage.


  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates are qualified to teach Prep to Year 6 in Tasmania and most Australian states and territories; the qualification is also highly valued by schools outside of Australia
  • Course duration - Minimum 20 months full time, up to 5 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus in Hobart or fully online
  • Course entry requirements:

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates are qualified to teach in selected specialised subjects in secondary schools in Tasmania and most Australian states and territories; the qualification is also highly valued by schools outside of Australia
  • Course duration - Minimum 20 months full time, up to 5 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Course entry requirements:
  • Study on campus in Hobart or fully online

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  Our postgraduate partners

Below are some of our postgraduate partners:

CIRCLE - The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education
The Broken Bay Institute


  Other useful things to know

   

This document [PDF 296KB] details the Faculty's guidelines for the assessment of advance standing.

Professional Experience is a core requirement of our teaching degrees. It is an integral component that helps link theoretical studies to practice. All students who enrol in a Bachelor of Education or a Master of Teaching Degree must be available to attend unpaid Professional Experience on a full-time basis for a number of weeks per year. more info...

The Faculty of Education offers opportunities for students enrolled in full-time courses in the Faculty to undertake a period of academic study (usually one semester) at institutions with which the University has a formal exchange program in place. read more...

The university has a team of Faculty Officers dedicated to supporting students, improving the learning experience, making life easier and helping students to achieve their best. Find out more about our Faculty Officers and the support available.

The Faculty of Education welcomes international students into its courses. The admission and application process for international students is slightly different to domestic students, for this reason international students are advised to make contact with the International Future Students team.

The Faculty of Education Research Office works under the University Graduate Research Office to offer support to Education Higher Degree by Research students. We assist you from your initial enquiry, through to completion of your Higher Degree by Research.

You may be interested in the following information for Research candidates:

Please direct any other inquiries to the Faculty Graduate Research Coordinator at email Education.research@utas.edu.au

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