Educational studies

Why study educational studies?

This course can be used as an alternate pathway into further studies in education, teaching and outdoor education.

This course provides you with sound foundation studies in education through building an understanding of contemporary expectations and requirements in the field of education. Participants will build critical thinking abilities as well as academic reading and writing skills.

With six common first year subjects, students who perform well can apply to transfer into an undergraduate teaching degree for second year.* Students may also choose to complete this degree to gain expertise in educational studies. Once completed, graduates can also choose to progress into a Graduate Entry Teaching program.

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*Course entry requirements apply, including minimum weighted average grade.

Career opportunities

The course is structured to meet a variety of needs of individuals who wish to pursue educational studies in their field of interest. Graduates can seek work in a variety of cultural, community, educational, recreation and leisure settings, including school holiday programs, training and professional development providers, local council educational agencies and youth assistance programs.


Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate)

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 4 years4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 4 years4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Master of Applied Linguistics

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent2 years

Master of Education (Research)

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 2 years

1-2 years full-time or 2.5-4 years part-time

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.