Master of Education

Develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in the broader area of education. The Master of Education is designed for professionals in early childhood education, compulsory education, adult and tertiary education and non-formal education.

The Master of Education has a strong focus on evaluating education theory from a practice perspective, covering a range of different educational sectors and settings. You can specialise in a specific subfield of education and in your thesis you can investigate an issue, innovation or problem in your own educational setting.

You’re encouraged to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to your studies while developing and applying theoretical and grounded perspectives of a wide range of issues and contexts in education.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers (or equivalent):

  • Bachelor of Education (Specialty) Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma in (Specialty) Teaching

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You complete the master's degree with papers and one of the following:

  • 120-point research thesis, or
  • 90-point research thesis, or
  • 60-point dissertation

Complete the following paper

You need to have completed the Educational Research paper before you can enrol in a thesis.

Research papers

Choose optional papers

Not all of the papers listed above will be available in any given year.

Papers from other degrees

You can also choose one paper from our Master of Educational Leadership or Master of Education Practice.

This qualification enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of graduates in the educational work sector.

This includes:

  • Adult and tertiary education
  • Compulsory education
  • Early childhood education
  • Non-formal education

This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3649
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus / South Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.