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

    Application dates

    Applications for the 2019 Master of Teaching are now open.

    Start year intake, 2019

    Domestic

    Round 1: closes 25 October 2018

    International

    Round 1: closed
    Round 2: closes 6 December 2018

    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 2019 Master of Teaching are currently being accepted from 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 Round 1 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 dates

    All applications for 2019 have now closed.

    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.

    Start-year intake, 2019

    Domestic

    Round 1: closes 18 October 2018

    International*

    Round 1: closes 18 October 2018

    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.

    It's also worth checking the advanced standing policy (PDF, 209 KB) 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 dates

    Master of Educational Psychology

    Start-year intake 2019

    Domestic

    Closing date: 18 October

    International

    Closing date: 18 October

    All other Masters, Graduate Certificates and Professional Certificates

    Start-year intake, 2019

    Domestic

    Round 1: closes 18 October 2018

    International*

    Round 1: closes 18 October 2018

    Please note that not all courses offer a mid-year intake.

    * Dates only apply for courses which are available to international students.

    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.

    It's also worth checking the advanced standing policy (PDF, 209 KB) 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 dates

    There are two selection rounds each year for entry to the PhD and Masters by research degrees, and one round for entry to the Master of Educational Psychology/PhD and the Doctor of Education degrees. New applications can be submitted at any time, however all applications must be submitted and complete by the closing dates below to be considered for each round.

    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 an H1 (80-100%) overall grade is usually required to be admitted into this degree.

    Semester 2, 2018

    Applications closed on 18 April 2018. If your application was submitted but incomplete at that date, your application will be considered for 2019 commencement (please see below).

    Semester 1, 2019

    Doctor of Education and Master of Educational Psychology/PhD (combined degree): applications closed.

    All other graduate research degrees (PhD, MPhil, Master of Education - Research): applications close 16 October 2018.

    Semester 2, 2019

    All graduate research degrees: applications close on 18 April 2019.

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

    Please note: the Master of Educational Psychology/PhD and the Doctor of Education do not have a Semester 2 intake.

    Application process

    1. Write your research proposal

    You must provide an extended research proposal with your application. Research proposals should be 1,500 words for PhD applications and 1,000 words for all other graduate research degrees.

    They must succinctly address the following points under separate headings:

    • Aims of study: what's the proposed topic of your study and why is it important? What does your study want to achieve? What could your potential research questions be?
    • Key concepts and theories: briefly discuss key academic concepts and theories informing your study.
    • Approach and methodology: provide a brief overview of the approach and/or methodology you intend to use in your study.
    • Rationale for coming to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE): why is MGSE the right research environment for your project? Why is your prospective principal supervisor a good fit for your project (see below)?
    • Bibliography: list up to ten key references for your project.

    Once you've identified a principal supervisor, your research proposal should also be updated to reflect who they are and how they may contribute to your research project.

    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.

    Please note that for the current 2018 round, application outcomes for international applicants will be available in mid to end June. Outcomes for domestic applicants will be available in late June.

    For the next round (commencement in the first half of 2019), application outcomes will be available by early December.

  • Undergraduate breadth subjects

    Speak to a course advisor at Stop One to find out which breadth subject are right for you.

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