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Master of Educational Studies

A unique program designed to prepare you for high-level and strategic responsibilities in education.

The Master of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system.

Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

18 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 87,000
USD 23,686
(VAT 5% inclusive)


If you are not ready to pursue a full-time Master’s program but would like to become a qualified teacher, the Graduate Diploma will strengthen your professional portfolio and serves as a gateway to acquiring your professional teacher’s license in the UAE.


Program Highlights

Designed to develop your leadership potential

This program will prepare you for high-level and strategic responsibilities, helping you to discover new practices in learning management and to develop your teaching, professional, and institution leadership skills.

Industry informed and aligned

Designed in collaboration with key industry stakeholders, the program will teach you how to apply advanced theories and practices in education at national and international levels.

Focussed on best practice

With emphasis on curriculum development, instructional design, pedagogy, assessment, cognitive and affective development, and teacher leadership competencies, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

Contribution to educational research

Through the independent research project, you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to evidence-based educational practice in the UAE.

    Globally accredited, locally relevant 

    The program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, and quality assured by UOW Australia, and therefore recognised throughout the UAE and internationally. Upon graduation, students can choose either a degree certificate from UOWD or a degree certificate from UOW Australia.

    Program Outcomes

    On successful completion of the Master of Educational Studies, you will be equipped with the skills and experience to:

    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of theory and practice within the field of education in national and international contexts. 
    • Design assessment tools and tasks and interpret data and evidence to reflect on the impact of teaching on learning outcomes.
    • Implement relevant technical knowledge in curriculum design, pedagogy and new technologies to engage students in learning.
    • Implement appropriate instruction and management practices for inclusive and productive learning environments. 
    • Conduct independent research and reflect critically on the ways in which educational theory and research informs teaching practice. 
    • Demonstrate professional leadership in managing and leading teaching and learning in educational institutions.

    Program Structure

    To achieve a Master of Educational Studies from UOWD you will complete the following subjects:

    Subject Name
    Psychology for Educators
    Assessment and Reporting in a School context
    Current Issues in Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
    Educational Leadership
    Technology in Education
    Models of Behaviour Management
    Inclusive Education: Strategies, Policies and Legislation
    Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    Research and Inquiry
    Personal and Non-academic Educational Leadership Attributes
    Leadership of Effective Change
    Minor Research Project in Education


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