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Master's degree

Master of Education (Thesis)

03 October 2023

Study a Master of Education (Thesis) through Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education at University of Canterbury.


Master of Education (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Duration
1-2 years full-time


Master of Education (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Start In
First day of any month




Master of Education (Thesis)


Master of Education (Thesis)


Through UC's Master of Education (Thesis) (MEd(Thesis)), you will be able to expand your educational practice by completing original research in an area of education, from policy to current methodologies to new and emerging theories.

Those interested in coursework-based studies and professional development opportunities may consider the Master of Education.

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.

Master of Education (Thesis)

Why Study - Body

Why study a Master of Education (Thesis) at UC?

  • Gain a recognised postgraduate research degree contributing to knowledge within the education sector.
  • Develop skills in research analysis, critique, and problem-solving focused on topics that matter to your career in education.

Master of Education (Thesis)

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need to have either an honours or postgraduate diploma degree in Education, or an equivalent degree, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average.

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

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Education (Thesis) 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.

Master of Education (Thesis)

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Gaining advanced research skills through this degree will put you in good standing to help develop educational practice, policy, theory, and technologies, and create better learning opportunities for future students.

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Master of Education (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MEd(Thesis) is made up of 120 points, usually completed over 1-2 years.

You can begin studies on the first of any month.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Education (Thesis).


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