Postgraduate Education

Designed for school leaders, teachers, education consultants and professionals working in the education sector, our education degrees will help you lead educational change and innovation.

Master of Education Student

Commit to a level of study that suits you

Professional Certificate in Education 

  • 2 subjects
  • 6 months part-time
  • Study online or face-to-face

Get a taste for postgraduate studies in education with a Professional Certificate. 


Graduate Certificate in Education

  • 4 subjects
  • 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Study online or face-to-face

Obtain a degree higher than a bachelor degree with the Graduate Certificate in Education. 


Master of Education

  • 12 subjects plus research project
  • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Take on the full masters degree with the option to focus on one specialisation area and undertake a research project.


Hemlata Karki

Studying Online during COVID-19

"The University of Adelaide has offered me a rich experience of online learning. I have learned just as much online as each professor keeps excellent communication throughout the course. The online sessions are lively with high energy levels of the professors and ensure student-student interaction through breakout sessions."
Hemlata Karki



Emily Monaghan

"I’m loving being immersed in a culture of learning. The lecturer was outstanding and my peers proved themselves to be incredibly supportive, motivated and with a great sense of humour. I wish I’d started my M.Ed sooner!"

Study in Adelaide

Located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural and shopping precinct

We are the only university in SA where you can study education in the city.

Head of School, Professor Faye McCallum

Head of School, Professor Faye McCallum

"Our postgraduate programs are evidence-based with a focus on quality and contemporary learning and teaching. Numerous Alumni who have graduated from this program are demonstrating a significant impact on the broader education community in South Australia."


Jiaxin (Jessie) Yu

"In these last few years of study I learned not only different languages, values and cultures, but also how to navigate the wider world. The University of Adelaide is a great place to study - I truly enjoy discussing educational issues with professors and students from many background."


John Stewart

In the Master's of Educational Leadership I enjoy that I can shape what I am learning to assist in my current roles as a Head of Preparatory School. The two modules I have undertaken have increased my professional knowledge and reignited my desire to learn more and improve how I lead my school.


Lisa Lacy

"The Master of Education degree is unique in its blended intensive mode, that is super-supported with a wonderful micro-group within the course for onsite support, discussion and encouragement during the study periods. We are also all ideally placed to take our learning directly back to our work and implement the ideas and knowledge."

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