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Master your future

Improve your skills and be a leader in education with a master's degree from Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education. Our master's programmes are for educational practitioners who want to improve their skills, knowledge, expertise and career prospects in education, educational leadership, educational management, counselling or disability and inclusion studies.

Mastering education for an equitable future

Vicki Hiini is the Deputy Principal of Te Puke’s Fairhaven School, and she graduated from the University of Waikato with a Master of Educational Leadership - first-class honours - in 2019. For Vicki, making education equitable is not just a goal, but something she is determined to achieve.

Read Vicki's story


Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS)

1.5 years | Hamilton

Connect with national and international contemporary theory, policy and practice in Disability and Inclusion Studies.

This program draws on a social interactional model of disability that critically engages with questions of identity, ableism and rights through tackling key questions of inclusion in research, policy and practice. The lived experiences of people with a disability underpin the teaching and learning in this program.

Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of disability studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field.

Alternative Disability and Inclusion Studies study options:

Master of Education (MEd)

1.5 years | Hamilton, Tauranga

Improve your career prospects by advancing your skills and knowledge in Education.

Develop expertise in a specialist area with a Master of Education focusing on curriculum, pedagogy or policy development.

With the option to complete this part time or full time, a Master of Education equips graduates with relevant skills necessary to advance a career in Education.


Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)

1.5 years | Hamilton, Tauranga

Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education with a Master of Educational Leadership.

This qualification will enable you to enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Working with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice, you will develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.


Master of Educational Management (MEdM)

1.5 years | Hamilton

Advance your career as an aspiring senior leader in the education sector. Gain leadership and business skills, strategies and insights to deliver positive changes within your organisation and manage high-performing teams with a Master of Educational Management.

Meet the complex demands of the education and training sector in New Zealand. With the Master of Educational Management, you will deepen your understanding of transformative change, business strategy, financial analysis, and managing people within an educational institution.


Master of Counselling (MCouns)

2 years | Hamilton

Gain skills to further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research.

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree, specifically designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession.

Graduates develop skills well-grounded in constructionist theories, and gain high level knowledge and understanding through narrative practice.


Get in touch

Looking for study advice? Come and talk with us about your postgraduate options.

University of Waikato

Phone: 0800 924 528 (within NZ)
Email[email protected]
LocationStudent Centre (M Block), University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Phone: 0800 924 528 (within NZ)
Email[email protected]
Websitewaikato.ac.nz/education
Facebook: facebook.com/EducationWaikato