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What will I learn?

Designed for educational practitioners, in-service teachers, educational administrators and other education professionals, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be a successful leader in the field of education.

In this 3-semester course, you’ll explore critical issues in educational practice, policy and research strengthening your professional learning, and enhancing you career pathway.

As part of the course core, you’ll complete a research-based project in addition to units such as Introduction to Research for Educators, Workplace Policy and Practice, and Pathways to Understanding Education.

3 reasons to study Master of Education at Murdoch

Specialise in a number of contemporary majors of your choice.
Focus your research-based project in an area of current interest and debate.
Enjoy flexible learning with options for after-work classes or intensive classes in school holidays.

What you’ll learn

Learn educational research principles and methods
Explore the nexus of education theory and practice
Plan and implement research projects in diverse contexts
Create, lead and implement educational initiatives and evaluate outcomes

Your future career

As a Murdoch education masters graduate, you’ll join an established group of educators who are resilient, confident and making a real difference every day, both locally and around the world.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
AUD $28,920 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

A Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor level degree in any other field plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL 90 with no band less than 20; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 592 (Test of Written English not less than 5.0; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 with no band below 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Murdoch University

Murdoch’s creative approach to education gives students the support, skills and opportunities to think critically and forge their own career pathways.

  • Murdoch University spans six campuses across three countries
  • Home to over 25,000 students from 90 countries
  • AUD 2.5 million awarded in scholarships annually
  • Top Australian university for industry co-authored papers

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