This programme is designed for educational practitioners who have graduated and seek to enhance their skills, knowledge, and gain career advancement in the field of Education. Papers focus on areas such as curriculum, pedagogy, or policy development.

This is not a teaching qualification and does not lead to teacher registration. To become a registered teacher please look at Bachelor of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Master of Teaching and Learning.

180 points, 1.5 years

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MEd?

By studying with The University of Waikato you'll have the opportunity to learn from our world-renowned academics. We have a range of active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas.

The Master of Education can be undertaken at a pace that suits you, either part-time while you continue to work or full-time over 18 months.

180 points, 1.5 years

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

Subjects Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships

Research - guidelines & application forms

For those wishing to undertake a research component within the qualification the forms and guidelines are listed below:

Research is governed by the Ethical Conduct in Research Regulations. For advice about the online Research Ethics Application please email educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Structure of Programme

The requirements of the MEd are 180 points including:

  • at least 30 points from List A of papers
    • up to a further 90 points from List A and B
  • one of the research methods List C papers; and
  • one of the research paper options of List D

30 points may be taken from outside the field of the degree.

In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the requirements of the degree must be completed in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study from the date of first enrolment in the degree - please see the MEd Regulations.

There are normally three options regarding how study can be planned.

  • Option 1: 30 points Dissertation (EDUCA591)
  • Option 2: 60 points Dissertation (EDUCA592)
  • Option 3: 90 points Thesis (EDUCA593)

Contact us

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Programme Administrator - Postgraduate and Research

Jinah Lee
(+64) 7 838 4466 (Ext: 7870)

Programme Leader

Dr Dianne Forbes