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Master of Education

  • Masters (Coursework)

This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), allows a pathway for current teachers, educational professionals, counsellors, researchers, and leaders to gain a master's level qualification.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
18 months full-time
Course Code
MEd
Domestic Fees
$11,427 per year / $17,141 total
International Fees
$48,000 per year / $72,000 total

About this course

This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), allows a 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 Technologies to Special and Inclusive Education. See 'Subjects and courses' below for the list of endorsements.

Please note this qualification is not a pathway to teacher registration. If you wish to study to become a registered teacher, check out our Initial Teacher Education qualifications.

Entry requirements

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 degree, 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

All students are subject to approval by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Education or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.