2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 29,699
NZD 44,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Education supports educators working in a wide range of educational settings, as well as those with an academic interest in the field of education. Develop the knowledge and skills to advance your career in education. Courses cover a wide range of educational theory, policy and practice, including curriculum and assessment, equity and evaluation in education, education policy, technologies for teaching and learning, and professional development. Highlights include:

  • Designed to promote critical engagement with contemporary issues in education.
  • Applied in-depth professional learning.
  • Opportunities to do applied research: Research topics are selected in relation to participants' areas of interest. Choose between a full thesis and a smaller dissertation, and deepen your understanding of educational research methods.
  • Academic staff with experience in practical and research settings in public and private organisations.
  • Ideal for graduates with early childhood degrees, those working in adult education and those interested in general educational studies who want to further enhance their professional knowledge.
  • Part-time study options available.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
      • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.