Master of Education

Master of Education

Master degree
18 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Intakes: February, July, November
International tuition: NZ$46,050
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,303

Program overview

This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), allows a 180-point coursework pathway* for current teachers, educational professionals, counsellors, researchers, and leaders to gain a master’s level qualification. The MEd is designed to give participants the opportunity to examine practice and critical issues in education, and in their area of specialisation if desired. Students can complete a: coursework-only path of study or a mix of courses and an original thesis (worth 90 points). The Master of Education may be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in eight disciplines ranging from e-Learning and Digital Technnologies to Special and Inclusive Education. See 'Subjects and courses' below for the list of endorsements. The 120-point pathway is unendorsed and involves the completion of a thesis and/or coursework. The 180-point pathway can be either unendorsed, or endorsed in one of eight areas: Curriculum and Pedagogy e-Learning and Digital Technologies Hōaka Pounamu: Te Reo Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching Inclusive and Special Education Leadership Literacy Teaching and Learning Languages.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


a) Students for the 120-point pathway must have: completed either a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average. b) Students for the 180-point pathway must have: a bachelor's degree with a major in Education, Psychology, a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; or any other degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, and hold a professional teaching qualification; or been admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing) as entitled to enrol for the Master of Education. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 7.0 TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 100 TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 600 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 65

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand