Master of Education (MEd)

Qualification: Master of Education

Do you want to be a successful leader in the education sector? The Master of Education (MEd) degree program is designed for educators who want to advance their careers into leadership positions. The program is ideal for those who want to pursue a career as an administrator, teacher, educational leader, etc. in a school, district, or another educational setting. With a Master of Education degree, you will gain the expertise, knowledge, and abilities needed to improve your leadership, administrative, and teaching skills in the field of education.

Key Information

Duration and course structure

 2 years, 6 trimesters (coursework, 36 credits)

Intake dates


Mode of delivery

On campus




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About our Master of Education degree

Education in Dubai is a very important part of the city's culture. The city is home to many universities and schools, including Murdoch University.

Education is a field where every day brings new challenges, and a Master of Education in Dubai prepares students for these challenges. The MEd in UAE prepares you to become a leader in your field by giving you the skills and knowledge you need to develop innovative programs, establish effective educational strategies, and implement best practices throughout your school or organisation. The MEd in Dubai could be your first step towards becoming a teacher, administrator, or another professional in the field.

Our Master of Education program is designed to give you the tools you need to become a successful educator. You'll be able to develop your own teaching style and gain the confidence to get started in your first teaching job. 

This education degree will fit you even if you have a background or work in the education sector since you can expand and enhance your skills. MEd in Dubai will help you reach professional development and become even more confident in your abilities. You'll be able to direct complex educational campaigns and organise and carry out educational projects.


What you’ll learn

  • A Master in Education will help you explore how educational theory and professional teaching practice interconnect.
  • Organise and carry out research projects in various contexts.
  • Plan and implement educational projects and initiatives, and examine their outcomes.
  • Have a deeper understanding of educational research methods and principles. 

Focus areas of Master of Education

Students can tailor their Master of Education degree by concentrating on either Instructional Leadership or International Education. Each major consists of 3 units (12 credit points) and is meant to help you specialise in your chosen area.

  • Instructional Leadership: The Graduate Major in Instructional Leadership investigates leadership, educational transformation, and instruction theories, as well as how these ideas might be used practically in the complex and changing field of education.
  • International Education: This Major is for in-service teaching professionals and shows the development and history of International Education as an area of study.

Note that the only MEd program in the UAE that offers certification for IB teaching, even without prior IB experience, is offered by Murdoch University. As IB schools have grown in the Middle East, graduates of international education will have plenty of work prospects after they graduate.


The MEd is offered in a hybrid delivery mode (both online and/or face-to-face) which allows students to choose exactly what they want to study, as well as how they want to study it. The flexibility provided by hybrid delivery also means that working professionals can complete their MEd while still remaining employed full-time.

Course structure – 36 credit points

There are four core units (6 points each) that must be taken by every MEd student.

It is recommended that the Master of Education Project be taken in the last teaching term as it serves as the capstone unit for the MEd.

Faculty profiles – M.ED

Faiza Qureshi is the Discipline Lead for the Master of Education and Foundation Programs at Murdoch University, Dubai. She serves as Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and is a full-time lecturer for the MEd and Graduate Certificates in Education courses. Faiza currently teaches courses in education on policy analysis, teaching and learning in culturally diverse environments, teaching methodologies and research for educators. She is also an associate editor for a Scopus-indexed Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Education from Murdoch University (Australia), Faiza holds a Master of Education degree from Murdoch University (Dubai), a UG Dip in English from the University of London (UK), and an ICELT qualification from Cambridge (UK). She also has Senior Fellowship and AFHEA from Advance HE.

With a career spanning over 15 years in the education sector, Faiza is actively engaged in  several SoTL and higher education research projects and regularly publishes articles in academic journals on learning and teaching in higher education; she has been on an editorial board of an ELT journal for several years and has also co-authored an ESL book and a few works of fiction. Faiza has also been a Vice Principal at a school and serves on the stakeholders' committees for schools.