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  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Early Childhood and Primary, Primary and Secondary)

    Application closing dates

    Start-year intake, 2022

    Domestic application

    • Applications will open on Friday 5 March 2021 for the 2022 intake.

    International application

    • Applications will open on Friday 5 March 2021 for the 2022 intake.

    Application process

    1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool

    You must complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.

    TCAT takes approximately 70 - 90 minutes to complete and contains both long and short answers used to assess your suitability for Melbourne Graduate School of Education courses.

    Complete the TCAT

    2. Submit your application

    Applications for the 2022 Master of Teaching open on 5 March 2021 for domestic and international applicants.

    Domestic
    If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please submit your application online using the button below.

    Apply now

    International
    If you are an international applicant, please submit your application using the button below or through one of the University's overseas representatives.

    Apply now

    Course entry options

    Domestic secondary school students with a high ATAR may be eligible to apply for the Master of Teaching (all streams) at the same time as their undergraduate degree through a Graduate Degree Package.

    Recent University of Melbourne undergraduate students may be eligible for guaranteed entry, which offers the opportunity to secure a place in the Master of Teaching before all other applicants. If you meet the eligibility criteria we will identify you as a guaranteed entry applicant when we assess your application. Applications must be submitted by the closing date.

    Supporting documentation

    You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

    This course is only open to domestic students. You must be eligible for employment in Australia.

    Application closing dates

    November 2021 intake

    • Applications will open on Friday 5 March for our November 2021 intake.
    • Applications close on Thursday 8 July 2021.
    • Interviews will commence in early August 2021.

    Application process

    1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.
    2. Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

    You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

    Selection process

    Applicants are initially assessed on meeting the minimum course entry requirements, including the requirements for two learning areas and meeting the TCAT standards. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) Selection Committee.

    Depending on the interview outcome, selected applicants with learning areas that match current teaching vacancies in participating schools will be invited to attend a school-based interview for employment.

    Only applicants who are appointed by a participating school to a teaching vacancy will be made an offer of admission into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship.

    Application outcome

    Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by email.

    Final admission into the course will be dependent on the Victorian Institute of Teaching granting the applicant Permission to Teach status.

  • Master of Education

    The University of Melbourne accepts online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. International applicants can apply online or in person through our overseas representatives.

    Application closing dates

    The next available intake is for Mid-year (July start), 2021

    Start-year intake, 2021

    Domestic

    • Applications close on Thursday 1 July 2021.

    International

    • Applications close on Thursday 10 June 2021.

    Prepare your application

    You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

    • previous academic transcripts
    • evidence of degree completion (testamur)
    • evidence of English language proficiency
    • you are automatically assessed for Advanced Standing (Credit or Recognised Prior Learning) when you apply to study with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Visit the Advanced Standing Policy to see if you are eligible to receive credit towards your chosen course.

    Application process

    Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

    Please note:

    • If you are a current or past University of Melbourne student or applicant, use your existing student ID/username and password. Registering as a first time applicant will delay the processing of your application.
    • Only submit one application per course with your preferred fee type and study load (full-time or part-time) if applicable.
    • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available to all eligible domestic applicants.

    Application outcome

    Application outcomes will be sent to your nominated email address or overseas representative.

    Applicants are able to check the progress of their application by logging in to the online course application page.

  • Other graduate coursework degrees

    The University of Melbourne accepts online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. International applicants can apply online or in person through our overseas representatives.

    Application closing dates

    There are two intakes per year, Start-year (February start) and Mid-year (July start).

    The next available intake is for Mid-year (July start), 2021

    Mid-year intake 2021

    Domestic

    • Applications close on Monday 12 July 2021.

    International

    • Applications close on Thursday 10 June 2021.

    The following courses are available for Mid-year intake, 2021:

    Learn more about our online Education courses

    Prepare your application

    You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

    • previous academic transcripts
    • evidence of degree completion (testamur)
    • evidence of English language proficiency
    • you are automatically assessed for Advanced Standing (Credit or Recognised Prior Learning) when you apply to study with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Visit the Advanced Standing Policy to see if you are eligible to receive credit towards your chosen course.

    Application process

    Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

    Please note:

    • If you are a current or past University of Melbourne student or applicant, use your existing student ID/username and password. Registering as a first time applicant will delay the processing of your application.
    • Only submit one application per course with your preferred fee type and study load (full-time or part-time) if applicable.
    • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and are not available for all courses. Eligible applicants who cannot be offered a CSP will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place.

    Application outcome

    Application outcomes will be sent to your nominated email address or overseas representative.

    Applicants are able to check the progress of their application by logging in to the online course application page.

  • Graduate research degrees

    Application closing dates

    There are two selection rounds each year for entry to the PhD, Doctor of Education (DEd) and Masters by research degrees (including the Master of Educational Psychology/PhD). All applications must be submitted and complete by the closing dates below to be considered for each round.

    First selection round 2021

    Applications close on Sunday 18 April 2021.

    Second selection round 2021

    Applications close on Saturday 16 October 2021.

    We recommend you submit your application at least four weeks before the closing dates, just in case any additional documentation is required.

    Please note: For the Master of Educational Psychology/PhD and the Doctor of Education, both selection rounds are for January 2022 commencement.

    Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission into the course, as entry to candidature is very competitive. Entry to the PhD is particularly competitive; and a grade average in excess of 80% (H1) or equivalent is usually required to be admitted into this degree.

    Application process

    1. Write your research proposal

    You must provide an extended research proposal with your application. Research proposals should be in between 5-6,000 words for PhD applications and 3-4,000 words for all other graduate research degrees (such as Masters by Research and Doctor of Education degrees). The list of references (bibliography) should not be counted toward the overall word count.

    Your research proposal must succinctly address the following points under separate headings:

    • Research topic:
      • Outline the proposed topic of your study and explain why it is important.
    • Aims and focus of study:
      • State the specific aims of your study and outline some of your potential research questions.
    • Key concepts and theories:
      • Briefly discuss the key academic concepts and theories informing your study.
    • Approach and methodology:
      • Provide a brief overview of the methodology you intend to use in your study and say why.
    • Rationale for coming to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE):
      • Provide a case for why MGSE is the right research environment for your project. In doing so you should take into account MGSE’s specific research strengths.
      • Provide a case for why your prospective principal supervisor is a good fit for your project. In doing so you should be specific about your prospective supervisor’s expertise and what it can bring to your project. We strongly recommend engaging with some of your prospective supervisor’s publications before writing this section.
    • Resource needs (if applicable):
      • If planning to conduct resource-intensive activities such as international fieldwork briefly outline the expected costs and how you aim to cover these.
    • Bibliography: Provide a list of relevant references.

    2. Find a supervisor

    Find a principal supervisor who will support your research proposal and application. Your supervisor must be a current staff member at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE).

    We recommend that you search for a supervisor on the University’s Find an Expert page, or visit our current research projects page to find staff members working on research projects. Please attach your research proposal (or a short summary) and CV when contacting your potential supervisors via email.

    You'll need to upload evidence of your intended principal supervisor’s support when submitting your application. This can be in email format and must include the intended supervisor’s agreement to supervise you should your application be successful.

    Please note that all supervision arrangements are also subject to the approval of the MGSE Selection Committee. Support of a prospective supervisor does not guarantee entry to MGSE’s research higher degree program.

    3. Apply online

    Read the application information and apply on the Graduate Research website.

    Don’t forget to provide your research proposal and evidence of your intended principal supervisors support when submitting your application. You will also need to supply a 100-word summary of your project in addition to your research proposal.

    If you have any questions about how to complete or submit your application, please contact Graduate Research Admissions at rhd-admissions@unimelb.edu.au.

    Scholarships

    Prospective graduate research students will be automatically considered for scholarships as part of the graduate research degree application. Current graduate research students can apply for scholarships via their Student Portal.

    Further information:

    Application outcome

    All correspondence regarding your application will be by email. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email explaining how you can accept your place.

    We endeavour to communicate application outcomes for all applicants within six weeks from the application closing dates.

Domestic students include Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.