Faculty of Education and Social Work


Master of Education

The perfect option for those who already have a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and want to undertake research. The Master of Education 120-point will allow you to delve into an aspect of an area of practice or interest, hone your research skills and contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to your field.

Quick facts
Length
One year full-time study. Up to two years' part-time study  
Delivery
Supervised independent study
Points per degree 120
Start date Semester One or Semester Two

 

Programme highlights

  • Opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience in critiquing and undertaking educational research and to enhance practice.
  • Relevant to those working in a wide range of education or related fields.

 

Content

Research Masters: The research masters allows you to develop knowledge, skills and experience in critiquing and undertaking educational research and to enhance your practice. Through research, you can contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to the field of education. You will undertake supervised research in an area of interest and complete a written thesis.  

 

Entry criteria

1.    In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

  • completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from this University or an equivalent Postgraduate Diploma in Education as approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher

or

  • completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) from this University or an equivalent Bachelors Honours degree in Education as approved by Senate or its representative with an average grade of B or higher.

2.     A student who has not gained an average of a B or better as specified in Regulation 1 must have otherwise shown to the
        satisfaction of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work capacity to undertake advanced study and research in the
        courses proposed to be taken for this degree in order to be admitted to this programme.

3.     No student on whom the Degree of Master of Arts in Education has already been conferred by the University of Auckland
        may enrol for this degree unless specific approval is given by Senate or its representative.

4.     Admission to the programme requires the approval of Senate or its representative.

 

Programme structure

To complete this 120-point research masters, you will need to pass the prerequisite of at least 30 points in one of the approved research methods courses and the required 120-point thesis.

View the full regulations for this programme.

  Course code Course title

Prerequisite:

at least 30 points in one of the approved research methods courses:

EDCURRIC 716 Special Topic: Research Methods in Language Education (30 pts)
EDUC 735 Researching Educational Settings (30 pts)
EDUC 787 Researching Māori Education (30 pts)
EDPRAC 751 Practitioner Inquiry (30 pts)
EDPROFST 700 Literacy Education: Research and Practice (30 pts)
EDPROFST 754 Critical Research Methodologies in Education (30 pts)
EDPROFST 757 Undertaking Research for School Improvement (30 pts)

Requirement:

either:

EDPROFST 796 A and EDPROFST 796 B
Thesis (120 pts total)
EDPROFM 796 A and EDPROFM 796 B
Thesis (120 pts total)

Further study

From a masters degree you can go on to doctoral study. The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers two programmes at doctoral level - the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD).

Fees and scholarships

Find out the cost of tuition at the University, how to pay your fees and important dates. 

You may be eligible to apply for scholarships and University awards available to help you pay for your study. Learn more about postgraduate scholarships and how to apply.

 

Application for admission

Apply now or learn more about the application process (How to apply).

 

 

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