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Postgraduate Study

Master of Education papers in Global Studies in Education

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We welcome both New Zealand and International students to contact us for details about our postgraduate courses. International students wishing to enrol should visit the international student queries page, or the Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education postgraduate page.

Educators need to be ready to help students become globally informed, aware and compassionate human beings - "citizens of the world."  We conceive education in its broadest sense as encompassing, but not limited to, the school-based sector.

The challenges presented by the complex, globalised world with rapid changes in technology make it imperative that educators help their students to navigate this globalising world; to internationalise their curriculum and pedagogy; and enable their students to reflect and critically understand contemporary processes and issues.

The postgraduate courses we offer are aimed at helping educators from all sectors (e.g., schools, universities, training institutions, libraries, nursing, welfare, non-government organisations, international companies) and those may wish to move into areas concerned with international education.

To enable students to become part of an online global community, it is intended that students proceed in a cohort, so numbers at Masters level will be limited to 25.

Postgraduate Options

The Centre for Global Studies in Education offers a Specialisation in the following Master's degrees:

There are four 30 point, 500 level papers, all taught fully online. CGSE courses are taught in A Trimester (February) and B Trimester (July). These may be taken as part of the specialisation, or individually they may count towards another programme, with appropriate approval. Students need to consult with Centre staff or other School members about their availability for supervision for research projects as either a Directed Study, Dissertation or Thesis.

Specialisation in Global Studies

Global Studies is available as a specialisation for the Master of Education. See compulsory Global Studies papers for the MEd.

Our online courses use Moodle as an asynchronous teaching mode. The university has excellent online Moodle tutorials available that students can use if they are unfamiliar with Moodle. Weekly discussion forums on Moodle are a vital place for students to interact online. Adobe Connect web-conferencing is not compulsory, but provides a synchronous mode for discussion with students who are opt in.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement into a Master's degree is a Postgraduate Diploma, Honours degree or Bachelor's degree in a cognate subject with an average B grade in 300 level papers, and/or relevant professional experience. Check online or visit the Centre for Postgraduate Studies located next to Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education's main reception for programme planning and enrolment advice.

Applications can be made online at www.waikato.ac.nz/study/enrol/


500 Level Papers

For more information on papers available, please visit the Master of Education qualification page.


Doctoral Studies - PhD

We currently have several students enrolled in PhDs relating to Global Studies in Education, and welcome both domestic and international students to contact us about potential study.

PhD Students associated with the Centre are being supervised to study the following topic areas:

  • Julia Kristeva's ideas - Delirious constructions: Foreigners, strangers and too many strangers.
  • Educational Leadership Development in the Solomon Islands: The Case of the Educational Leadership Training Project
  • An analysis of community colleges within Malaysian higher education: Goals, contributions and challenges
  • Pirsig and the Metaphysics of Quality: An inquiry in New Zealand's Higher Education
  • The impact of gender discourses on the practice and pedagogy of early years teachers
  • Environmental education - a Marxist critique of neoliberal policy
  • The innovative subject - innovation and creativity in the university
  • Chinese 'Study Abroad' After the Policy of Openness

Other students are currently in the process of enrolling for PhD.