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.
Our Master of Education responds to students’ desire for a shorter, more flexible and more tailored postgraduate educational qualification. The programme offers flexibility, has a simple structure, and enables students to pursue an area of interest through research.
The Master of Education is designed to prepare students to undertake research in education. It's not a teaching qualification and it does not lead to registration as a teacher with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
One of the following with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers (or equivalent):
You complete the master's degree with:
An alternative Master of Education pathway includes a 90-point thesis but is only recommended for students with experience or a very clear proposal for research. Talk to the programme leader if you're interested in this pathway.
You need to have completed the two educational research papers before you can enrol in the dissertation.
The papers listed above are subject to change.
You can also choose one paper from our Master of Educational Leadership or Master of Education Practice.
Master of Education graduates will have a broad range of research skills for application to their area of education.
This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.
The Master of Education can serve as a pathway to doctoral study.
24 Feb 2020
13 Jul 2020
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.