Faculty of Education


Master of Education

Undertaking a MEd is the opportunity to review, inform and improve your knowledge and professional practice. The research component enables you delve into an aspect or area of 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 (research option) or four years' part-time study (taught option).
Delivery
Weekly evening lectures and on-campus block courses at Epsom Campus. Some courses offered by online/study guide. Some courses may be offered at Manukau and Tai Tokerau campuses.
Points per degree 120

Programme highlights

  • Opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience in critiquing and undertaking educational research and to enhance practice.
  • Range of delivery modes available for taught option.
  • Relevant to those working in a wide range of education or social service 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 can select either completion by thesis or research portfolio.

Taught Masters: The taught masters includes in-depth study at an advanced level in varied aspects of Education and Education-related themes. Study comprises courses relevant to your area of focus and a dissertation.

Fees

Updated tuition fee information will be available at www.auckland.ac.nz/fees.

You may be eligible to apply for scholarships and University awards available to help you pay for your study. For more information, call the faculty direct on +64 9 623 8920 or visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships.

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 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

Research Masters
Prerequisite: at least 30 points in one of the approved research methods courses: EDUC 774, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 750, 754, 756, 757, 758

Requirement:

either

  • 120 points Thesis (EDPROFST 796, EDCURRIC 796 or EDPROFM 796)*

or

  • 120 points Research Portfolio (EDPROFST 795)

Taught Masters
Prerequisite: at least 30 points in one of the approved research methods courses: EDUC 774, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 750, 754, 756, 757

Requirement:

  • 60 points Dissertation from EDPROFST 793, EDCURRIC 797, EDPROFM 797*
  • 60 points from EDCURRIC 700–705, 708–715, 717, 718, 724, 728, 729, 740, 750, 760, 763, 771, 772, 780, 788, 789, 791, EDPRAC 750, 751, 752, EDPROFST 700–708, 714–757, 760–779, 782–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, 702, EDSPEC 700, EDUC 702–764, 774, 776, 777, 787, 791, EDUCM 738, 739
  • up to 30 points from other 700 level courses in another subject. The approval of all relevant Academic Heads is required.

Find out about the courses offered in 2014 (Not all courses are offered every year)

*Please note: If you are enrolling in a Masters thesis or dissertation course, the course code you enrol in (EDCURRIC, EDPROFM or EDPROFST) will depend on your supervisor arrangements. Contact the Education Student Centre to discuss the requirements for thesis/dissertation enrolment and study.

Further study

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

Application for Admission

To apply for Admission into this programme, go to Applying and enrolling





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