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MA - Education and Society as a main subject

The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a substantial component of independent research. The Master of Arts may be taken within the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, School of Arts or the School of Social Sciences.

Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, economic and personal theories and practices of lifelong education.


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Key information

Years: 1 - 1.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,416 - $8,888 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $34,190 - $38,910 (120 pts)
$51,290 - $58,370 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*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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500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.023X (Block - Tauranga)
Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
EDUCA557Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods30.023A (Online), 23B (Online) & 23H (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
EDUCA590Directed Study30.023I (Hamilton) & 23I (Online)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
EDUCA592Dissertation60.023X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
EDUCA593Education Thesis90.023X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
EDUCA594Education Thesis120.023X (Hamilton), 23X (Online) & 23X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.023X (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
MAOED523Māori Educational Policies: Their Development and Some Strategic Responses30.023X (Block - Tauranga)
This paper examines the historical and contemporary politics and practices that have contributed to the current education disparities that affect Maori people in particular, but also the wider fabric of New Zealand society. The paper then considers historical and contemporary policies developed to address these disparities and a nu...

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education
Phone: 0800 924 5286
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