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.
- 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.
- UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).
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.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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See more information about our Master of Education programme.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Education (Thesis).
For study planning help, contact our Student Advisor team.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education.