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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Master of Education

Abbreviation: MEd

Course code: E7E

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6324 3312

Master of Education – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

The degree of Master of Education by coursework or by research is available from Launceston and Hobart campuses. The following information is for the Master of Education by coursework.

Admission & prerequisites

This degree course is available to graduates in Education or graduates in other disciplines with a Diploma of Education or Bachelor of Teaching, or to those holding equivalent qualifications. The University requires applicants for admission to the Master of Education degree to have four-year teacher training (ie either Bachelor of Education or an undergraduate degree plus Bachelor of Teaching) or qualifications deemed to be equivalent and at least two years experience in teaching or training.

Course objectives

The degree is intended to enable competent, experienced professionals to broaden, deepen, update and integrate knowledge of their specialised area of interest and expertise. Both the coursework and written assignments or projects undertaken by the student should thus reflect this specialisation. For this reason there is a wide variety of course work units available, with general areas of specialisation ranging from Administration to Mathematics Education, from Inclusive Education to Arts in Education, from Teaching English as a Second Language to Adult Learning and University Teaching, from Online learning to LOTE.

Career outcomes

The Master of Education has international standing and is seen as a prestigious qualification for educators who wish to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Course structure

The coursework units and/or research projects which will make up the course of study of an individual are determined by the candidate in consultation with the Program Director.

The requirements to complete the Master of Education is met through all coursework. A number of units are available in a self-paced, flexible delivered mode.

Master of Education study amounts to two semesters of full time work. However, not all of this time needs to be spent in Tasmania. Arrangements can be flexible. The course is offered in the two normal semesters (late February to early June, and mid July to end October) and also in our Summer School (January).

Many units do not require attendance and applicants are advised to contact the Program Director for specific details.

The attendance requirements can also be completed by intensive study in Tasmania either from January to early June in one year, or from mid July one year to the end of January in the next.

Education Summer Schools

The Summer School has proven a most successful way for students to attend our master degree programs. It has attracted candidates from all over Australia, and overseas.

The Summer School runs for two weeks normally in January and classes are held six days a week from early morning into the evening. The School is staffed by experts from the Faculty’s staff and by visiting professors who are international leaders in their fields of expertise.


Candidates who possess components of post graduate studies of comparable quality can present these for consideration by the Faculty for advanced standing.

International Students

The Faculty encourages international student enrolment in both undergraduate and post graduate degree courses. Staff within the Faculty have gained considerable experience in teaching and supervising students from many international countries including Malaysia, China, Thailand and Indonesia.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Launceston: Michele McGill ph 6324 3312 fax 6324 3048

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Education

Campus(es) offered | Hobart | Launceston

Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time | Distance Education | contact ph 6324 3265

Course duration | 1 years minimum (2 semesters) | 3 years maximum (6 semesters)

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: NO | Australian residents: $775 per 12.5% unit

Approximate student-staff contact hours | by negotiation

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