Master of Education

MEd

  • UC Education

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees

NZD $7,242
$10,863

Based on 2018
total programme fee

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees

NZD $27,600
$41,400

Based on 2018
total programme fee

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

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Overview

This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), has been refreshed to allow for 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' for the list of endorsements.

Note: * Those with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours or equivalent may only be required to complete 120 points.

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Education.

For study planning help contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz