Course outline

  • This course introduced here is coursework based, however there is also a research based master programme. 

Massey uses an enquiry-based and inter-professional learning model that results in best-practice learning and teaching experiences which can immediately be applied in your own setting. Our Master of Education offers the largest number of endorsements of any postgraduate degree of its kind in New Zealand. Alternatively you may want to follow an unendorsed pathway where you can choose from any of the courses in the endorsement areas or the elective schedule.

You’ll benefit from a range of distance and blended-learning delivery options that provide flexible learning opportunities regardless of your location.

Learn from highly qualified, well-regarded teachers who are supportive and provide a high level of pastoral care. We use a variety of technologies to personalise your experience and provide an anywhere, anytime learning environment.

Careers prospect

You will enhance and advance your career, depending on your specialisation, in areas such as:

  1. Education settings (early childhood to tertiary levels)
  2. TESOL settings
  3. Kaiwhakaako Maori
  4. Special education
  5. Professional training and development roles within organisations (eg, teaching hospitals, businesses, community organisations, libraries)
  6. Leadership roles in centres/schools and post-school settings
  7. Learning and instructional design
  8. Research and policy development

Plannings for the course, crucial details:

The Master of Education may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

The 180 credit Master of Education will carry the award of Distinction if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours) or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) within 18 months of first enrolling for full-time study or within four years of first enrolling for part-time study. Maximum completion timeframe is five years.

Students admitted with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education completing a 120 credit Master of Education must complete within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study to be eligible for the award of Merit/Distinction. The maximum completion timeframe for the 120 credit Master of Education is four years.

Course structure:

The Master of Education is a 180 credit parts-based programme. Students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, in the same subject area may be admitted directly to Part Two if the required minimum grade average is achieved in the PGDipEd and complete 120 credits.

Students completing 180 credits at 700/800-level, comprising:

  1. Completion of Part One and Part Two as specified in the Schedule
  2. At least 150 credits from the Schedule

Including at least 15 credits (one course) (Coursework Pathway) or 30 credits (two courses) (Research Pathway) of research methods course(s) as listed in the Regulations; 

Students that have been admitted with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (and are ineligible to surrender this qualification) shall complete at least 120 credits, comprising:

  1. Part Two as specified in the Schedule
  2. At least 30 credits at 700-level, including at least 15 credits (Coursework Pathway) or 30 credits (Research Pathway) of research methods course(s) as listed in the Schedule for the Qualification

The qualification may be awarded with or without a subject specialisation.

Coursework based (professional inquiry)

Without subject

Students completing the MEd without a specialisation must complete 120 credits from any of the subject schedules or elective schedule, one 15 credit research methods course, and the 45 credit Professional Inquiry course. This will allow you to construct a qualification individualised to your personal needs.

With subject

Students must complete at least 90 credits from the relevant subject schedule, including any compulsory courses. An additional 30 credits may come from any of the subject schedules, or from the elective schedule. All students must complete one 15 credit research methods course and the 45 credits Professional Inquiry course. The focus of the Professional Inquiry should be in the subject specialisation area.

It is recommended that all compulsory courses, excluding research methods, are completed first.
To progress to Part Two students must achieve a minimum B grade average in the first 120 credits of courses.

Research based (thesis)

Without subject

Students completing the research pathway without a specialisation must complete 60 credits from any of the subject schedules or the elective schedule, two 15 credit research methods courses, and a 90 credit Thesis.

With subject

Students completing the research pathway with a subject must complete 60 credits from the subject schedule, including any compulsory courses, two 15 credit research methods courses, and a 90 credit Thesis. The focus of the Thesis should be in the relevant subject area.

Faculty

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or other relevant qualification (eg Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Nursing) for entry and admission to Postgraduate Study. Application to this university can be very strict therefore, it is advised to contact the school directly for assistance or visit the school offiicla website. 

Before enrolling for this Degree, you shall:

  1. Meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall have
  2. Been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Education with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent
  3. Been awarded or qualified for any other Bachelors degree with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching
  4. Been awarded or qualified for any other Bachelors degree with a grade average in the highest level courses of at least a B, or equivalent, and have professional experience relevant to the intended postgraduate subject
  5. Been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, or equivalent, with a grade average across all courses of at least B (Coursework pathway) or at least a B+ (Research pathway)

Along with certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates, you may be required to provide evidence of sufficient background experience. If you hold any other Bachelors degree or equivalent and have no professional qualification in teaching you will need to provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

Your qualification includes 90 credit Thesis or 45 credit Professional Inquiry pathway. As there is more than one option, you will be asked to indicate the number of credits of research you intend to complete. If you intend to do the Research Pathway (90 credit thesis) please provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) with your application.

English language requirements

  • IELTS - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic - 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English - 180

Additional notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in New Zealand, it is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in New Zealand, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities. 
  6. Encourage to visit http://www.massey.ac.nz/ for deeper and more information.

Contact

  • Telephone: 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739) 
  • Telephone (from outside NZ): +64 6 350 5701 
  • Facsimile: +64 6 350 5618 
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