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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

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.

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

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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. 

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. 

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 (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.

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.

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 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

International students

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