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

Programme overview

If you are an aspiring or current educational leader who is passionate about leading improvements that serve diverse communities and learners, this qualification is for you.

You will be able to understand, critique and contribute to research that is shaping Aotearoa New Zealand’s educational policy and practice.

Research masters

Pursue research in an area of your choice that links to educational leadership, and work closely with University researchers in this field. Completion by thesis.

Taught masters

Study at an advanced level around aspects of Educational Leadership. Includes coursework and a dissertation.

Programme structure

Research masters 120 points

  • 120 points: Thesis

Taught masters 120 points

  • 60 points: Dissertation
  • 60 points from selected courses in Education, Education Curriculum Studies, and Education Professional Studies or other 700 level courses approved by the Programme Head.

See taught courses available at the faculty for your programme.

 

2018 entry requirements

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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
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or Postgraduate Diploma in Education

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

    Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a GPA of 5.0.

You must hold a professional qualification in teaching (or similar profession) with at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

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

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a GPA of 5.0.

You must hold a professional qualification in teaching (or similar profession) with at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

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

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
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in education

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

    One year of postgraduate study 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 or educational leadership, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

You must hold a professional qualification in teaching (or similar profession) with at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in educational administration, educational management, or substantially similar qualification, you may not be admitted to this programme.

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

You must hold a professional qualification in teaching (or similar profession) with at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.

Note: If you already hold a masters degree in educational administration, educational management, or substantially similar qualification, you may not be admitted to this programme.

How much does a Master of Educational Leadership cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $17,893.20*
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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Cost of living

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Key dates

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?

This qualification will prepare you for leadership roles, such as in a school or centre, as well as for specialist education roles including senior management, mentoring and educational policy development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Education consultant
  • Policy development manager (education)
  • Professional development facilitator
  • School head of department
  • School principal
  • School senior leadership team member
  • Senior teacher

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