Faculty of Education

Master of Arts in Education (MA)

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About the MA in Education

The Master of Arts is an advanced postgraduate qualification comprising a thesis-a substantial piece of research supervised by a member of staff with expertise in a relevant area. If you are undertaking a thesis in Education, you are advised to complete EDUC 503 Research Methods in Education prior to beginning your thesis to gain a firm grounding in educational research methods. The MA may be awarded with Merit or Distinction.

Programme Requirements

This programme consists of a 120-point thesis: EDUC 591. You will be advised which thesis to take, based on your area of research.

Entry Requirements

A BA(Hons) degree in Education (or a closely related subject) with First or Second Class Honours.


  • Part-time: two years.
  • Full-time: one year.

How To Find Out More

The MA in Education is administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For information contact:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Level 4, Murphy Building, Room 411
Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 5745
Email: fhss-enquiries@vuw.ac.nz
Website: www.victoria.ac.nz/fhss

The MA in Education theses are supervised by the Faculty of Education. For an Expression of Interest in Doing a Thesis form, contact:

Student and Academic Services Office
Faculty of Education
Level 8, Murphy Building
Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 9500
Email: education@vuw.ac.nz
Website: www.victoria.ac.nz/education