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Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research)

Overview

The design and management of e-learning systems is a complex task that requires specialist skills and an understanding of how people and organisations learn. This research pathway will suit you if you want to conduct research in ICT-supported learning or if you're planning to progress to a higher research degree.

You will complete a dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor along with core units of study in psychology and the design of technology-supported learning, emerging educational technologies and research frontiers.

If you are a future e-learning professional or already working in industry, government and education and are seeking to advance your career in the field of e-learning/technology-supported learning, you may wish to consider the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) pathway.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

To qualify for the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research) you must complete 48 credit points, including

  • 30 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of capstone units from the units of study.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Capstone (compulsory project)

You will complete a year-long Dissertation as your capstone unit of study. The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work.

Admission requirement

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit. Admission to candidature for this course requires:

  • a Bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology, or equivalent qualification AND either relevant postgraduate qualifications or one year's full time professional experience in a relevant field; or
  • a Bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification AND either relevant postgraduate studies or two year's full-time professional experience in a field relevant to the course content; or 
  • completion of the embedded Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology of the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the Master’s degree, you may be able to enter via a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the Master’s after successful completion of the shorter course.

Professional accreditation

This course does not lead to professional recognition.

Graduate opportunities

Upon completion of the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology, you will have gained the skills required to meet the needs of future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers. Graduates will also be equipped to pursue a research career in ICT-supported learning.

Future study options

Higher degree by research (HDR) students choose the Sydney School of Education and Social Work because of its outstanding range of innovative research courses for graduates. The University of Sydney is Australia's premier research university, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a world-class research centre in the humanities, human services and related fields.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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