Master of Education (MEd)

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What does this programme cover?

The 12 month MEd (unendorsed) pathway consists of the following six courses (30 points each):

  • EDEM608 Understanding Emotions in Education, Leadership and Health
  • RSCH600 Special Topic: Research Methodology and Ethics in Education and Health Sciences
  • EDEM620 Inclusive and Special Education 
  • EDEM685 Culturally Responsive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners
  • EDEM650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
  • EDEM611 Diversity and the Politics of Knowledge.

If you intend to progress to a PhD, our research-focused Masters might be a more suitable option.  

Features

There are 3 entry points:

  • November
  • February
  • July

The Master of Education is a 1.5 EFTS programme that can be completed in 1 calendar year (12 months).

International fees for 2019* for the Master of Education $43 500.

Scholarships may be available to suitable candidates - $2,500 to $4,000. For more information on scholarships go to Scholarships.

*The price (tuition fee) is indicative for 2019.

  • Qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a major in Education, Psychology or related discipline (which may include subjects such as Sociology, Communication, Media Studies, Linguistics, Human Services) with a minimum B grade point average
  • Or have qualified with a degree plus hold a professional teaching qualification.
ENGLISH Requirements OVERALL LOWEST BAND
IELTS 6.5 6

The 12 month MEd (unendorsed) pathway consists of the following six courses (30 points each):

SUMMER
NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY
SEMESTER ONE
FEBRUARY TO JUNE
SEMESTER TWO
JULY TO NOVEMBER
EDEM608 Understanding Emotions in Education, Leadership and Health EDEM620 Inclusive and Special Education   EDEM650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
RSCH600 Special Topic: Research Methodology and Ethics in Education and Health Sciences EDEM685 Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: Motivating Diverse Learners

EDEM611 Diversity and the Politics of Knowledge  

Successfully completing this programme is a possible pathway into a variety of Education roles:  

  • Tertiary Teaching Roles
  • Management
  • Education Policy Development
  • Research
  • National or International NGOs
  • Leadership
  • Adult and non-formal Education
  • Educational Enterprises.

Please note this is not a professional teaching qualification. If your interest is in a qualification that leads to New Zealand Teacher Registration that pathway is via the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), (Primary), or (Early Childhood). 

  

How to apply

Apply online through myUC.

When to enrol

Applications need to be in 5 weeks before the programme starts.

Who to contact

For enrolment advice email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Why New Zealand?

  • 2nd  in the world for peacefulness
  • 1st  in the world for personal freedom.

Why Christchurch?

  • Third largest city in New Zealand
  • Easy to get around
  • Lowest unemployment rate in Australasia
  • Strong economy
  • Gateway to the scenic South Island and Queenstown. 

Why the University of Canterbury?

  • QS ranked 231st
  • QS ranked top 100 for Education
  • New Education building completed 2018
  • Residential campus
  • Dedicated career and internship department for job searching.

Important information

Refer to the International Toolkit for more information on:

  • The University of Canterbury
  • Christchurch as a study destination
  • Student visa and insurance.