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Education, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Education at University of Canterbury is a multidisciplinary field of study with a focus on three core areas: learning, child and adolescent development and health, and social and cultural studies.
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Overview

Students of Education gain a thorough understanding of human development across the whole lifespan and of teaching and learning processes. A breadth of study takes you from discussion on sociological perspectives and social justice issues in education to the exploration of inclusive education, adult learning, adolescent well-being and more.

Why study Education at University of Canterbury?

UC is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016).

The intellectually challenging courses are designed to introduce students to in-depth, discipline-based knowledge of the social world as it applies to education. There are three broad streams of educational study offered at UC:

  • Learning: using the findings of behavioural science, cognitive science and new research into how the brain works, you will address questions such as how we learn, and what the necessary conditions for learning are.
  • Child and Adolescent Development and Health: explore the theory, concepts and processes of infant, child and adolescent development within multiple contexts. It also considers the impact of health on children and adolescents.
  • Social and Cultural Studies in Education: examine the broader social context in which educational systems operate, looking at factors such as history, politics, social class, ethnicity, gender, disability and inequality, and their impact on education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning: People, Politics and Processes
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Education, Culture and Society
  • One in Four: Different Developmental Pathways
  • Promoting Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Health
  • Education and Society: Ideals and Realities
  • Family/Whanau and Community in Early Childhood Education
  • Researching Development: Opportunities and Risks in Adolescence
  • Diverse Learners and Inclusive Education
  • Globalisation, Social Justice and Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Qualification specific requirements
  • Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19721 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 30,700 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Student loans and allowances

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Overseas financial aid

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