International Education

The MEd(International Education) offers in-depth insights into issues such as the processes and outcomes of globalisation in education, internationalising institutions and systems, and intercultural education.

Participants in the program are usually teachers and other professionals such as planners, officials and aid workers who are either currently employed – or training for future employment – in the field of international education.

During the course, which is available only by distance mode and is delivered entirely online through Sydney eLearning, candidates have the opportunity to apply the insights they gain to a topic of their choice, developing one or two small research essays through negotiations with an academic team member.

Sydney University has the strongest faculty of international-education scholars in Australia, and one of the strongest teams worldwide. All the academics attached to the program are actively engaged in researching the issues about which they teach.

Information about the entry requirements, tuition fees and opportunities for further study associated with all Master of Education designations – and their component graduate certificates and graduate diplomas – is published on the MEd home page.


Course structure

Four units of study (the three core units and one elective) comprise the graduate certificate; completing three units of study from the electives' list as well as the core units constitutes a graduate diploma; and successfully completing two units that may be chosen from any postgraduate program offered by the faculty, in addition to three elective units and the three core units is required for the award of a Master of Education (International Education).

Core units of study

All graduate-certificate, graduate-diploma and master's candidates must complete the following units of study.

Elective units of study

Graduate-certificate applicants must enrol in one of the following units of study; graduate-diploma students three; and master's candidates, at least three.

The remaining two units of study that must be completed for the award of an MEd(International Education) may be chosen from those already listed or from postgraduate units of study published under "Full units of study list" on the Sydney Courses database.