Master of Philosophy in Education

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The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education is a one year research only masters degree. Students undertake a research topic of an applied or professional nature, under the supervision of School of Education staff.

Programme code: AK3720
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 years full time / up to 3 years part time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: Any time

Entry requirements

 The MPhil can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.

Structure and content

Students will complete an original thesis during this year of study. Staff in the School Education are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics.

The school has extensive research capabilities in the following areas:

  • Career counselling
  • Curriculum issues
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational policy
  • E-education: open, distance, flexible
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Pasifika education
  • Teacher education.

Career opportunities

It is expected that graduates with a Master of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career leading to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Alternatively, their research topic may lead them to a position of expertise in their chosen field.

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 2.16pm

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