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Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #215 (QS) Wellington, New Zealand| Online
Take your degree and experience to the next level and become an expert in your area of interest in education.This programme in Education offered at the Victoria University of Wellington is a great opportunity for educators, policy makers and those in related fields to complete a postgraduate qualification that can be designed to suit a specific field of interest, and fitted around work commitments
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Design your study to suit your career goals and commitments. Choose from a range of courses covering subjects such as multicultural and international education, educational policy and leadership, youth development, and Māori, Pacific and indigenous education. Or you might explore the issues around sustainability and the environment in education, learn about evaluation and assessment, or develop your skills in teaching ESOL. We have grouped courses into study themes to help you choose.

You can complete the Master of Education at the Victoria University of Wellington either by coursework or by a combination of coursework and a thesis or dissertation.

Study your way

Take advantage of flexible study options and study completely online from anywhere in the world or take a mix of online and campus-based courses. You can also choose to study all your courses in person on campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Education 
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology or a related discipline, or an approved teacher education degree. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28638 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8319 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Estimated international  : About NZ$43,750 for the full programme

Estimated domestic  : About NZ$12,710 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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


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