Master of Education (Leadership and Management)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: MEd(Lead&Mgt)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1888
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 103879K

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 .

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2017 to 2020 - please refer to: 1850.1 Master of Education (Leadership and Management)

The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) is an ideal program for professionals aspiring to become leaders in a range of educational organisations, locally and internationally. Subjects are drawn from the School of Education and the School of Business, providing professionals with comprehensive skills, knowledge and competencies to lead teaching and learning as well as lead organisations in an ever-changing business climate. A capstone subject provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to solve a real-world education business management problem through action-learning. Focusing on theory and practice, the program has significant application to the workplace.

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time or three years part-time

Program Advice

Dr Roberto Parada

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above
Uni of Economics Ho Chi Minh City Full Time Internal See above
Uni of Economics Ho Chi Minh City Part Time Internal See above

Admission

Applicants for admission into the Master of Education (Leadership and Management) must have successfully completed

  • a graduate certificate or higher, in teaching/education, political science, policy studies, business studies, health, human welfare studies and services, or behavioural science Or
  • a bachelor degree in the fields of teaching/education or a related field.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Advanced standing

Students with a postgraduate (Level 8) qualification in a cognate discipline OR a bachelor qualification (Level 7) plus three years full-time professional work experience in the fields of teaching/education, political science, policy studies, human welfare studies and services, or behavioural science can apply for up to four subjects Advanced Standing.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points (a minimum of 40 credit points from the School of Education Core and Pool subjects listed below, and up to 80 credit points from the School of Business) as per the recommended sequence below.

For onshore students, education subjects are offered at Kingswood campus in First Half (1H) and Second Half (2H). Business subjects are offered at Parramatta City campus in teaching session quarters (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4). Students are required to travel between campuses in order to complete their subjects.

Note: This program is also delivered in quarters, offshore, at the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from Q2, 2021.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
1H/ Q1 and Q2  
CEDS 7003 Research Methods in Education 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
Two Specialist Education/Management Pool subjects 20
2H/ Q3 and Q4  
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
Two Specialist Education/Management Pool subjects 20
 Credit Points80
Year 2
1H/ Q1 and Q2  
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
Two Specialist Education/Management Pool subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
1H/ Q1 and Q2  
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
2H/ Q3 and Q4  
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
1H/ Q1 and Q2  
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
One Specialist Management Core subject 10
2H/ Q3 and Q4  
CEDS 7003 Research Methods in Education 10
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
1H/ Q1 and Q2  
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
2H/ Q3 and Q4  
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
One Specialist Education/Management Pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Education Core subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
CEDS 7003Research Methods in Education10
TEAC 7115Researching Practice10
TEAC 7111Professional Project10

Specialist Education Pool subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
TEAC 7026Designing Curriculum Futures10
TEAC 7063Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth10
HUMN 7027Leading Change10

Specialist Management Core subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 7015Financial Reports for Decision Making10
BUSM 7058Leading Contemporary Organisations10
BUSM 7018Contemporary People Management10

Specialist Management Pool subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 7086Strategic Business Management10
BUSM 7011Business Operations and Logistics10
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
BUSM 7053International Finance10
ECON 7001Economics10
MKTG 7034Digital Marketing10
MKTG 7035Frontiers of Branding10