Charles Darwin University

Master of Education (Global Learning)

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Master of Education (Global Learning) focuses on globalised learning and prepares you for research and leadership in this area. Please note that completion of this course does not lead to teacher registration.This course aims to meet the professional development needs of education policy makers, practitioners, school teachers and principals and researchers working across Australia and in the Asia Pacific.You are encouraged to customise this course to meet personal, organisational, workplace and community interests. Key areas you could base your research on includes: international education, education policy, higher education, vocational education, literacy and language, English language teaching in Asia, educational leadership and management, Indigenous education, digital learning futures, education for all, technical and vocational education and training, and adult education.During this course, you will strengthen further your analytical thinking, collaborative learning, project management, and transformative practice skills in local and global settings. You are also encouraged to apply what you learn in practical contexts during your studies in order to build on your work experience.


This course uses an innovative delivery system that focuses on the development of research skills within a course work structure. It includes combinations of online learning, seminars, intensive programs and a range of project work options to deliver unit material. Students have the option of a systematic investigation of a core area of research interest that may stem from their own interests, or from the organisational or community based contexts they work in. Units have been designed so that this research focus can be sustained across all core and specialist elective units and project work. Students work with personal mentors to assist them in developing expertise in a chosen area of specialisation.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(2 units)20cpCompulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as per the list of units detailed below.EMG501 The Challenge of Global LearningEMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning Specialist Electives (2-6 units)60cpSelect 60 credit points from the following units:BUS501 Decision MakingBUS502 EntrepreneurshipCOM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict ResolutionDLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Games, Cyber Security and the Digital ParadigmDLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development (only available externally)DLF513 Digital Technologies: Re/making the Digital Cultures Through Curricula and AssessmentDLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile DevicesDLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacy and Data LiteracyEMG502 Philosophies, Ethics and Global Frameworks (new title for 2021)EMG503 Assessment and Quality Assurance in Global LearningEMG504 Leadership in Global LearningEMG506 Project in Global Learning 1EMG507 Project in Global Learning 2EMG508 Project in Global Learning 3EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable)HRM503 International Human Resource ManagementMAN506 Organisational BehaviourMAN508 Organisational Strategy and LeadershipMAN509 Contemporary Management IssuesMAN511 Services Management (no longer available 2019)MKT501 International MarketingEither:EMG810 Thesis in Global Learning (40cp)Or:EMG824 Thesis in Global Learning 1 (20cp) (replaces EMG820 from S2 2018)EMG825 Thesis in Global Learning 2 (20cp) (replaces EMG820 from S2 2018)  80cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.COURSE CHANGES - 2021EMG502 Teaching and Learning and Global Learning is now Philosophies, Ethics and Global FrameworksCOURSE CHANGES from Semester 2 2018EMG820 x 2 (20cp repeatable unit) has been replaced by EMG824 (20cp) and EMG825 (20cp) from Semester 2 2018. Students who have already completed EMG820 x 2 should not enrol in EMG824 and EMG825.


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of one of the following:a) a recognised three or four-year bachelor degree in a field related to education
  • Orb) a recognised three-year non-education bachelor degree plus a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or honours degree of which at least one must be in a field broadly related to educationc) a recognised three-year non-education bachelor degree and professional experience deemed equivalent to the above.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $28,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
CDU Online International: $28,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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