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 shift from blended learning to virtual flipped intensive has offered me a rich experience of online learning. Every discipline in Master of Education is surprisingly interactive through emails, question answer forums, discussion board, assignments and Zoom conferences.  I have learned just as much online as I would have in a blended approach. Each professor keeps excellent communication throughout the course through emails, notifications and feedback. Reading materials, videos, pre-recorded lectures allow flexibility and at your own pace learning. Zoom conferences are always interesting because you get to see everyone simultaneously. The sessions are lively with high energy levels of the professors and ensure student-student interaction through breakout sessions. I have not experienced anything different in virtual classes than in traditional classes."
Hemlata Karki



Emily Monaghan

"Undertaking my first subject in July 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic was worlds apart from my last experience of tertiary learning! I was incredibly fortunate to have  2 x 2 day intensives held in a face to face environment and the opportunity to chat and socialise with colleagues in this setting was invaluable. 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. I have learned to reflect on and learn from mistakes. I can meet different people and learn how to work with them with different strategies. The University of Adelaide is a great place to study - I truly enjoy discussing educational issues with professors and students from many background."


Joe Murdock

"The University of Adelaide recently introduced a completely new and thorough Masters of Education program that has been put together by some of the country's leading educators and program designers. I am enjoying the flexibility that the university offers me that allows me to complete aspects of my degree online while also attending intensives on campus. The high quality professors and educators that lead and conduct the classes offer beneficial 21st century subjects. Subjects that are relevant and engaging in the way the course is taught."


Lisa Lacy

Lisa Lacy

"The Master of Education degree is unique in its blended intensive media, that is super-supported by my employer - they support my attendance at full day intensives, and the fact that multiple staff from Prince Alfred College are studying at the same time provide for a wonderful micro-group within the course for onsite support, discussion and encouragement during the study periods. We are also all ideally placed, onsite at our education site, to take our learning directly back to our work and implement the ideas and knowledge."

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