Faculty of Education and Social Work

Postgraduate study starts here

Introducing the Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Master of Education (180 points). Apply now for Semester Two 2017.

Education Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

MEd 180 infographic

This is an exciting opportunity to enter into postgraduate study. Completion of just two courses (60 points) will see you gaining your first postgraduate qualification.

It allows you to focus on an area of interest and advance your knowledge and practice. It is also a pathway into further postgraduate study, including a masters degree (if you already have a bachelors degree) or a postgraduate diploma in education.

You can start the PGCertEd if you have a relevant bachelors degree, teaching diploma, or other industry qualification and teaching experience.


Learn more – Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Apply now – Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Master of Education (180 points)

“I decided to enrol in the Master of Education (180-point) programme because the new fast-track option, where I can go straight from a bachelors degree, was really appealing.” (click the image to read Claire's story.)

Now you can fast track to a masters degree in Education with the University's MEd180 - a masters degree that can be studied straight from a bachelors degree qualification.

This masters programme enables you to combine coursework with a research thesis. It builds on from a bachelors degree, Graduate Diploma in Teaching or Postgraduate Certificate in Education. This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills and expertise in an educational area of interest to you and to conduct your own research on a focused topic.


Learn more – Master of Education
Apply now – Master of Education

Plan your study for Semester Two

Courses that are designed for you and your busy life

We offer a comprehensive range of online, blended and on-campus courses to suit the different learning preferences of our students.

On-campus weekly lectures are taught from 4.30pm and block courses are delivered over a set of days and often during the school holidays. Online study may be solely online or include a few on-campus days (for that valuable face-to-face learning).

Select from a range of courses and delivery options to fit with your work and personal life.



Other programmes you can study

The PGCertEd and MEd180 are our most popular programmes for people beginning postgraduate study. We also offer a range of other postgraduate programmes including specialist pathways and qualifications in areas such Educational Leadership, Literacy Education and TESSOL.  

You can choose from honours and masters degrees, postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and doctoral study if you are ready for advanced research and study.



Scholarships, course subsidies and more


Explore Scholarships

Scholarships and study awards

Find out about University of Auckland scholarships and other study awards.


Explore course subsidies

Get 50% off course fees:

with Ministry of Education 50% tertiary fees funding support for primary and intermediate school teachers.

Apply now - PGS2Educ