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Overview

The Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) is designed to give you unparalleled insight into the design, management and research of technology-supported learning.

The professional pathway will appeal to you if you're looking to work as a learning and development manager, an instructional designer, a multimedia learning designer or a learning strategist. The faculty's Centre for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition (the CoCo Research Centre) offers specialised technologies and facilities, including a combination of virtual and physical spaces equipped with the latest learning technology.

You'll gain knowledge of the latest theories of learning and learning design, as well as an overview of established and emerging learning technologies. You'll also develop competencies in planning for change, systems thinking, designing for technology-rich learning and methods of measuring learning and collaboration.

If you wish to do research in ICT-supported learning and are likely to progress to a PhD in the field, please see the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Research).

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2
- 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

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

  • 30 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of capstone 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 Special Project as your capstone unit of study. This semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, will result in an approx. 6,000 words written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research.

Admission requirement

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit. Admission to the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology (Professional) requires:

  • a Bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology AND either one year's full-time professional experience in relevant area or relevant postgraduate studies; 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.

Career Pathways

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 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

International students

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