Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
Epsom
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

This qualification is relevant to those working in a wide range of education areas. It provides the opportunity to review, inform and improve your knowledge and professional practice. You will develop knowledge, skills and experience in critiquing and undertaking educational research in your area of interest to enhance your practice. Through an independent inquiry under supervision from high-calibre experts within the faculty, you can contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to the field of education. This is a research masters programme with a 120-point and a 180-point option available.

Programme structure

120-point research masters

  • Requirement: Thesis (120 points)
  • Prerequisite: An approved Research Methods courses (at least 30 points)

180-point research masters

Requirement:

  • Thesis (90 points)
  • An approved Research Methods course (at least 30 points)
  • Two 30-point elective courses (60 points total) from Education, Education Curriculum, Education Practice, Education Professional Studies Māori, Education Professional Studies, Education Special, Education Māori, and Social Work Child Family Practice.
 
Research Methods Courses
  • Special Topic: Research Methods in Language Education (EDCURRIC 716)
  • Researching Educational Settings (EDUC 735)
  • Researching Māori Education (EDUC 787)
  • Practitioner Inquiry (EDPRAC 751)
  • Literacy Education: Research and Practice (EDPROFST 700)
  • Critical Research Methodologies in Education (EDPROFST 754)
  • Undertaking Research for School Improvement (EDPROFST 757)

 

 

 

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in education

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0.

You must also have completed at least 30 points in one of the approved research methods courses: EDCURRIC 716, EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 700, 754, 757.

Note: If you already hold a Master of Arts in Education (or a substantially similar qualification), you may not be eligible for this programme.

You must have completed either:

  • a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or an equivalent qualification recognised for teacher registration

or

  • a  Bachelor of Arts with a major in Education or an equivalent qualification in education.

You will require a GPA of 5.0.

Note: If you already hold a Master of Arts in Education (or a substantially similar qualification), you may not be admitted to this programme.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPA requirement you can still gain entry if you are able to successfully demonstrate your ability to undertake advanced study and research for this degree.

If you do not have the required prior study, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.  

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in education.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in education, following an undergraduate degree, from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

You must also have completed an advanced-level course in approved research methods.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in education at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0, or an equivalent qualification recognised for teacher registration.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in the same (or substantially similar field of study), you may not be admitted to this programme.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement you can still gain entry if you are able to successfully demonstrate your ability to undertake advanced study and research for this degree.

If you do not have the required prior study, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.  

How much does a Master of Education cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $7,543.20*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: This programme is not accepting new applications for study at Tāmaki Campus.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Through coursework and research, you will have the opportunity to contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to your own work, your workplace and the field of education. This qualification can also provide the foundations for doctoral study.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Communities of Learning (CoLs) leader
  • Education sector leader
  • Human resources practitioner
  • Researcher (education)
  • School centre manager or specialist
  • Trainer in organisations

Adam Driver is currently the Deputy Principal for the high school section of Michael Park School.

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