Master of Education

The Master of Education is designed to help education professionals engage with advanced knowledge, critical analysis and research skills in the broader area of education.

The programme offers flexibility, has a simple structure, and enables students to pursue an area of interest through research. It aims to prepare students to undertake research in education.

This is not a teaching qualification and it does not lead to registration as a teacher with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Start date: 2021

Minimum entry requirements

  • A relevant bachelor's degree with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers (or equivalent)

To enrol in one of the specialisations in the Master of Education you must have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience or approval of the programme leader.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

You can also complete the Master of Education without a specialisation.

You need a total of 180 points to successfully complete the Master of Education, including completing either a dissertation or a thesis where you can explore a topic of your interest.

Complete these papers

Students enrolled in a specialisation may substitute EDUC856 for another paper from the Master of Education.

And complete one of

And choose from a wide range of education papers

You can either choose one of the Master of Education specialisations, or complete the programme without a specialisation and select the papers that interest you most.

Students usually complete two papers from the list below, followed by the two research papers EDUC856 and EDUC 906, followed by the thesis or dissertation.

Specialisations in the Master of Education

Or choose from the following papers to make up a total of 180 points

1. Relevant professional experience is necessary to take this paper. Programme leader approval required.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Education are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Master of Education graduates will have a broad range of research skills for application to their area of education.

This includes:

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

This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

The Master of Education can serve as a pathway to doctoral study.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1053
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:

22 Feb 2021

12 Jul 2021

Fees:
Domestic
$8,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$31,647
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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

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