The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) is a 72-unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work in a combination of on campus intensives and distance mode.  Core topics are also available intensively in Singapore.

The International Baccalaureate specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete 72 units for the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate).

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or a closely related discipline may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units.

The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) requires that applicants are currently employed as a teacher in an IB school.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

This specialisation aims to:

  • critically engage students with relevant literature and their own practice with regard to International Education and the IB, with a strong focus on practice-based education inquiry.

Learning outcomes

It is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the educational theories that underpin International Education and investigate challenging issues of relevance to International Education and IB practice
  • examine key elements of the research process and practical approaches to research appropriate for practitioners to use in undertaking practice-based research in IB schools
  • identify practice-based areas of inquiry, with reference to International Education, the IB and relevant literature
  • apply an appropriate research method to a systematic and rigorous practice-based Research Project in the field of IB practice.


Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.

Program of study