The University of Notre Dame Australia

Master of Education (Religious Education)

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Master of Education (Religious Education) is designed to introduce students to advanced knowledge of educational and theological theory and practices that includes the understanding of recent developments in religious education. The program requires demonstration of highly developed cognitive, technical and creative skills with initiative, a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to generate understanding of complex educational and theological issues in religious education. Students are expected to evaluate and apply research principles and methods to religious education within Catholic school contexts and plan, execute and reflect critically on a substantial research-based project and/or piece of scholarship on critical issues in religious education, pastoral care, spirituality or values education within Catholic school settings. The program requires that students demonstrate highly developed communication and technical skills to implement, justify and interpret critical issues in religious education, pastoral care, spirituality and values education presented within Catholic educational contexts.

Designed for

Health care professionals involved in the training of other health care practitioners


  • 2 compulsory courses
  • 5 specialisation courses
  • 1 elective course


  • Education
  • Theology

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission to postgraduate teaching programs requires the completion of a recognised Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Teacher Registration
  • Some programs require at least 3 years teaching experience
  • Details of admission qualifications and any additional requirements are listed in the individual course descriptions -

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 5 years

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