Master of Education (MEd)
What does this programme cover?
The 12 month MEd (unendorsed) pathway for international students consists of the following six courses (30 points each):
- EDEM608 Understanding Emotions in Education, Leadership and Health
- EHRE601 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.
There are 3 entry points:
The Master of Education is a 1.5 EFTS programme that can be completed in 1 calendar year (12 months).
The International tuition fee for 2021 (indicative) for the Master of Education (180 points) is $48,000.
Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed annually. For information on current fees and funding visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/get-started/fees/
Scholarships may be available to suitable candidates. For more information go to Scholarships.
- 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.
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The 12 month MEd (unendorsed) pathway consists of the following six courses (30 points each):
NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY TO JUNE
JULY TO NOVEMBER
|EDEM608 Understanding Emotions in Education, Leadership and Health||EDEM620 Inclusive and Special Education||EDEM650 Educational Philosophy and Policy|
|EHRE601 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
- Education Policy Development
- National or International NGOs
- 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).
Why New Zealand?
- 2nd in the world for peacefulness
- 1st in the world for personal freedom.
- 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.
Refer to the International Toolkit for more information on:
- The University of Canterbury
- Christchurch as a study destination
- Student visa and insurance.
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