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Field of Study

Science of Learning

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the neurological, psychological, physical, cognitive, social and emotional processes involved in learning.

With a focus on school-aged learning, this field of study will strengthen your understanding of the principles of cognitive science across the learning lifespan.

This field is designed for teachers and educators at all stages of their career. You will develop capabilities to critically engage with both research and practice-based evidence to understand effective teaching and learning practices.

Graduates are equipped to consider, translate, apply and evaluate the impact of this science to develop meaningful learning experiences for their students inside the classroom and in other educational contexts.


35 in the world for education

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for education

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Educational administrator
  • Learning enhancement teacher
  • Learning and development coordinator
  • Learning designer
  • Learning support teacher
  • Special needs teacher
  • School curriculum adviser
  • Curriculum planner
  • Behaviour support specialist
  • Cognitive behaviour specialist

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Foundation of the Science of Learning
  • An introduction to the Science of Learning in Practice
  • Professional Development, Mentoring and Supervision

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