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Master of Education

If you are an international student who is not currently in New Zealand, you can start this programme, in the subject area of Education, online in B Trimester 2021 (July) until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand. See how to apply.

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 the MEd at a pace that suits you, part-time while you work or full-time over 18 months.

The School of Education offers an Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the School’s initial teacher education programmes and students.

Key information

Years: 1.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,558-$8,140 per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
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Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*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 a B grade average across the level 300 papers and:

(1) a teaching qualification or a major or minor in any of the subjects offered in the Master of Education, or

(2) substantial relevant experience.

120 point Master of Education available subject to meeting eligibility requirements - please see the MEd Regulations.

Credit for Previous Study Information

Recognition of Prior Learning Information

This programme will not lead to registration as a teacher in New Zealand - if you are interested in training to become a teacher we suggest you contact our team on [email protected] to explore your options.

Study in Tauranga

Many postgraduate papers in education are offered fully online or partially online with block on-campus teaching in Hamilton and Tauranga.

Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Programme Administrators - Postgraduate and Research
Jinah Lee
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7870
Email: [email protected]

Tracey Rowan
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7721
Email: [email protected]

Programme Leader
Dr Frances Edwards
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 838 4466 extn 6170

Academic Coordinator Tauranga
Dr Nadine Ballam
Phone: (+64) 7 262 0547 Extn: 3547
Email: [email protected]
Based at our Tauranga Campus

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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