Master of Education (Leadership and Management)

Postgraduate coursework

A postgraduate Master of Education (Leadership and Management) course explores insightful organisational theories and processes.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The management of learning is becoming a feature of many complex organisations that see themselves as 'learning organisations'. This course explores what might constitute the responsibilities of those involved in managing such organisations and the learning processes within them. While schools are a focus of much of the work in this program the basic ideas are equally applicable to other learning organizations and those who work within them.

As a graduate of this course you will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; translate into practice your experiences and understandings of the program; and select appropriate research methods and techniques for educational research projects.

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Course structure

The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) is typically 8 or 12 credit points.

The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money

To qualify for the award of Master of Education (Leadership and Management), students must successfully complete the following:

Option 1. 

  • 4 credit points of core units
  • 4 credit points of research units (EDX701, EDX712, EDX703, EDX704)
  • 4 credit points of electives from a single specialist strand

Option 2.

  • 4 credit points of core units
  • 6 credit points of research units (EDX701, EDX712, EDX705 (2cp), EDX706 (2cp))
  • 2 credit points of electives from a single specialist strand

And

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Core units

  • An Inquiry Based Approach to Leading with Data and Evidence ECM710
  • Education Governance and Policy ECM711
  • Education Leadership in Changing Times ECM712
  • Education Leadership Development and Capacity Building ECM713
  • Options 1 & 2

    Option 1

  • Research Design Development and Method EDX701
  • Theory and Methodology in Education Research EDX712
  • Research Paper A EDX703
  • Research Paper B EDX704
  • Plus 4 electives from a single specialist strand 

    Option 2

  • Research Design Development and Method EDX701
  • Theory and Methodology in Education Research EDX712
  • Minor Thesis A EDX705 (2 credit points)
  • Minor Thesis B EDX706 (2 credit points)
  • Plus 2 electives from a single specialist strand

    Specialist strands

    Professional Education and Training

    ECJ723 Applied Learning in the Post-compulsory Education and Training Sector [No longer available for enrolment—students are invited to contact the Course Director for advice on alternative units]

  • Applied Learning: Theories and Practice ECN704
  • Assessment Frameworks and Equity in the Workplace ECN722
  • Professional Learning and Development EXE731
  • International Education 

  • Contemporary Issues in International Education EEG701
  • Professional Learning Theory and Practice in International Education EEG702
  • Governance and Capacity Building in International Education EEG703
  • Internationalising Curriculum in Education EEG704
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    E732
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Note: This is not an initial teacher education qualification. Students wishing to enter the profession of teaching should instead consider one of our Master of Teaching courses or E730 Master of Applied Learning and Teaching

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications. Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, your course may be:

    1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points

    Admission is based on:

    • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
    • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
    • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points

    Admission is based on:

    • Bachelor degree in a related discipline or
    • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    IELTS / English language requirements 

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Research Information

    Students are able to undertake one of two options for research training and research in the course. Each option has a common foundation that is based on an introductory unit of one credit point in research design & method. This research study is then further supported by one of the three research options:

    Option 1: advanced research training of one credit point of either quantitative or qualitative research methods; and Research Paper (2 credit points);

    Option 2: advanced research training of one credit point of either quantitative or qualitative research methods; and Minor Thesis (4 credit points).

    Frequently asked questions

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    How much does it cost to study at Deakin?

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    Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.

    Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?

    Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.

    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    Graduates of this course enhance their professional standing and opportunities for promotion to leadership positions within the school teaching sector and allied areas. 

    For more information go to DeakinTALENT

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Use advanced and integrated understanding of the development of contemporary educational management and leadership in evidence based research in the field of educational management and leadership and apply theoretical knowledge to practice in a range of professional learning and educational contexts. 

    Communication

    Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of professional educators and learning professionals to be able to transmit complex knowledge in professional and scholarly contexts. 

    Digital literacy

    Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within education contexts and for further learning. 

    Critical thinking

    Demonstrate high level skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas in research and professional practice in the discipline of education. 

    Problem solving

    Demonstrate expert and specialist knowledge of relevant learning theories to identify, analyse and evaluate authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions. 

    Self-management

    Apply the knowledge and skills required of professional educators and learning professionals to demonstrate autonomy, leadership and expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in education contexts, research and for further learning. 

    Teamwork

    Work effectively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice. 

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate high level understanding of, and the capacity to engage ethically and productively in professional contexts with diverse communities and in a global context.

    Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

     


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