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.

The University of Sydney 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

Master’s candidates are required to complete eight units of study, including:

  • three core units; and
  • two capstone units.

Graduate Diploma candidates are required to complete six units of study, including:

  • three core units.

Graduate Certificate candidates are required to complete four units of study, including:

  • three core units.

Core units of study

Elective units of study

Capstone units of study

Master’s candidates must complete either both Special Project units (1 and 2) or the Dissertation, normally in the final semester of enrolment. Students who intend to undertake a higher degree by research (MPhil, PhD, EdD) in the future should enrol in the Dissertation. Please note that entry requirements apply for the Dissertation – please refer to the application form for further details.