Master of Education (MEd)
On this page:
- About the MEd
- Programme Requirements
- Transitional Arrangements
- Entry Requirements
- Facilities and Grants
- How To Find Out More
The MEd 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. We offer supervision in a wide range of education research areas, with expertise from the School of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy; the School of Education Policy and Implementation; and the Te Kura Māori.
There are three different thesis options:
- EPOL/EPSY/KURA 590: Education thesis (90 points)
- EPOL/EPSY/KURA 594: Education thesis (120 points)
- EPOL/EPSY/KURA 593: Professional Practice thesis (120 points).
The Faculty holds a range of workshops to support research students in obtaining the specific skills needed to complete a thesis. The MEd can be awarded with Merit or Distinction.
120-point thesis, or
30 approved points of coursework and a 90-point thesis.
Students who enrolled in the MEd in 2010 should complete under the statute provision that applied at the time of enrolment. All other students, including those who began the MEd before 2010, but were not enrolled in it in 2010, must follow the 2011 statute.
One of the following:
- a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development with an average grade of B or above for all coursework and B+ minimum for EPSY 501, or
- a BA(Hons) degree in Education with First or Second Class Honours.
If your previous study did not include a research methods paper you may be required to complete this before proceeding to undertake a thesis.
Part-time: up to two years.
Full-time: one year.
The Faculty of Education has computers, printing and photocopying facilities for students. For more information, please email address
Master of Education students who are enrolled in a thesis of at least 90 points, and have full research approval from the Research Committee, can apply for Faculty Research Grants of up to $2,000 to cover library costs, transcription costs, the purchase of materials, travel related costs, attending conferences related to study, and other expenses.
Please download Expression of Interest form. For more information about the Master of Education please contact: