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Education (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice) (Progressive entry level)

What is going on when students are trying to understand texts or diagrams, or when they are trying to solve problems? Can you help students change their motivational states? Can you influence learners’ self-regulation of learning in the face-to-face and online environments?

Study Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice, and you will uncover the answers to these questions and more. This unique program is designed to meet the increasing demand for professional education about teaching-learning issues such as motivation, cognition and metacognition.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $33,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 105118B
Delivery mode: On campus

If you are a classroom teacher, lecturer, tutor, trainer, coach, principal, educational consultant, professional working in the education sector, leading or advising about teaching and learning in your organisation, or if you simply want to understand your own learning processes, this course will equip you to apply the cognitive psychology of learning to problems that arise in learning and teaching.

This course is also suitable to develop your research capacity and transition into educational research and lead educational change. Enhance your research skills, become an informed consumer of research, analyse educational policy and practice and gain insights to ultimately improve professional decision making.

What you will study

In the Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice you will study six core topics, and can select from a range of elective topics and minor programs of study to shape the degree according to your needs and interests.

The program provides educators with opportunities to examine their own teaching and to develop evidence‐based models for practice, and facilitates improved professional decision making in learning and teaching practice, experiences and outcomes.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


A Master degree from Flinders University is an asset recognised locally, nationally and internationally for anyone seeking and/or furthering a career in educational contexts.

Graduates will be equipped for careers in a wide range of settings, from early childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary, vocational and higher education to policy and curriculum advisory, or corporate training contexts.