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Master of Education

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

Programme Highlights

  • Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas.
  • Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months.

The Faculty of Education offers a postgraduate study award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the Faculty’s initial teacher education programmes and students. More information on Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award

This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga.

Key information

Years: 1.5
Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,044-$7,588 per year
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Fees (International): $27,825 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B average in the third year and a teaching qualification.

Please include in your online application a 100-300 word statement describing your professional background and reasons for choosing this qualification.

120 point Master of Education available subject to meeting eligibility requirements. MEd Regulations

Credit for Previous Study Information

Recognition of Prior Learning Information

RPLC500 Paper Outline

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships


Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education

Faculty Administrator - Postgraduate
Tracey Rowan
Phone: +64 (7) 838 4466 Ext: 7721
Room: TC.2.46 

Programme Adviser Professor
Brian Findsen
Phone: 07 838 4500 extn 8257
Room: TL.2.13

Faculty Co-ordinator - Postgraduate Studies (Tauranga)
Dr Nigel Calder
Phone: +64 (7) 577 8753
Room: WIND.V21