University of Technology Sydney

Postgraduate course information

Education offers a range of master's degrees, graduate diplomas and graduate certificates by coursework or online. In addition, doctoral and master's (research) programs are also offered.

Postgraduate coursework

Education offers graduate coursework programs in:

  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
  • TESOL and Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning Design
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Education also offers online coursework degrees:

  • Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership)
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning

Initial teacher education course

The Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) is designed to prepare students to teach in secondary schools. Students must already have a degree majoring in their teaching area. The course combines professional experience, contextual studies and methods subjects in the student's major. Depending on the student's previous degree, there is also the possibility of a second teaching subject. There are two professional experience placements.

TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses

Education offers Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics (C04305), Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics (Extension) (C04420), Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (C06116) and Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (C11254). These courses meet the advanced professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and provides an internationally recognised qualification for teaching children, teenagers and adults, including higher education students. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Recognition of prior learning may be available.

These courses are part of an articulated program. Each course functions as an entry point and exit point for students.

Graduate Certificate in Learning Design

This course equips students with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a learning designer or to progress in their existing role. Students consider underpinning theories of learning design and learning sciences and examine the characteristics of appropriate learning design, including critical issues such as accessibility, privacy and ethics. Students assess the role of data analytics and the importance of assessment and feedback within learning environments and equip themselves for continued change by examining predicted trends in the field and developing skills to assess and implement new tools and platforms.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

This course is offered by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Unit through the School of International Studies and Education. It is designed for current university academics or part-time university teachers interested in an academic career.

The course takes a whole-of-academic perspective in which participants review their learning goals prior to commencing the course and have significant opportunities to receive feedback on their progress towards meeting their personal, professional and course outcomes through regular review of progress by their course advisors. It helps participants to reflect critically on their teaching in ways which are underpinned by their own experiences and those of their students and colleagues, and by the research on learning and teaching in higher education.

Online Coursework degrees in Education

Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) (C04427), Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) (C11336), and Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning (C11337), are designed for professionals who are looking to lead and support learning innovation in their practice or organisation, whether in corporate, health, public sector, school, higher education or community settings. Unique to UTS, this course is designed with busy full-time working professionals in mind. Being fully online, the course helps students feel accomplished and supported at the same time.

Progression rules

Postgraduate students are advised that they will be excluded from a course if they:

  • fail to meet the minimum rate of progress by failing more than 50 per cent of the total number of enrolled credit points from the commencement of the course
  • exceed the maximum time allowed for completion of a course (section 10.5 of the Student and Related Rules).

Postgraduate research

The Faculty's postgraduate research degrees encourage both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and focus on developing research capabilities relevant to academic and professional careers. Applicants are required to locate their research within one of the three schools of the Faculty: Communication, Education, and International Studies. Applicants should ensure that their interests fit with a minimum of two researchers in the Faculty.

Postgraduate research students at UTS belong to a vibrant research community working with leading academics in their area of study. Students come from a variety of professional communities and academic backgrounds, are encouraged to be active members of the faculty’s research groups, and are integral to the success the faculty’s research activities and profile.

How to apply

Applications for research degrees should be made through UTS Graduate Research School.