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.
Your next career move
Put yourself in contention for a leadership salary of more than $100,000* or become an expert by specialising in education growth areas such as STEM and Entrepreneurship Education.
Align yourself with a leading university
The University of Adelaide is South Australia's number one university for graduate employability* and our degrees build a strong foundation for an outstanding career in education.
Recognise your experience
If you’ve already completed a teaching qualification and worked as a teacher in Australia for two years, you may be granted up to 24 units of credit towards the Master of Education.
Flexible study options
Learn flexibly and at your own pace with classes offered in a range of convenient ways, including face-to-face and via online learning, workshops and intensives. The Professional Certificate and Graduate Certificate are available online or face-to-face while some courses in the Master of Education can be studied online. See Degree Finder for more information.
Commit to a level of study that suits you
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."
- Educational leadership and innovation
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- English Language Teaching (ELT)
- Education manager
- Community development manager
- Curriculum developer
- Corporate learning and development
- Higher Education teacher
- Education consultant
- Policy adviser
- School principal
"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!"
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
"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."
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.
"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."
Start in 2022
The next entry for the Master of Education is in February 2022.
*The Department of Jobs and Small Business Projects predicts future jobs growth for Education and Reviewers by 17.3%. Occupation projections – five years to May 2023, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Labour Market Information Portal.