Teaching and Learning

University of Otago

Master On Campus
12 months
25023 USD/year
5002 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Teaching and Learning offered by University of Otago is an intensive, research-informed program of postgraduate study, usually completed in one calendar year of full-time study, or its equivalent in part-time study.


Key Features

Top graduates from any discipline will be considered for this prestigious qualification. Student teachers will engage in an inquiry-based approach and intensive and extensive practice, working in partnership with schools and the University, which will lead to enhanced practitioner skills at individual, group and whole-class level.

In addition to meeting the requirements for provisional teacher registration in New Zealand, students of this programme will be enabled to become teacher researchers as they move into the profession of teaching.

This unique Master of Teaching and Learning is a joint initiative between the University of Otago College of Education and University of Waikato Faculty of Education. Each institution will award their own Master’s degree

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching in a New Zealand Context
  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Evidence-based Inquiry (Early Childhood)
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test
  • Literacy Competence Test
  • Mathematics Competency Test

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25023 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5002 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National: 8,189 NZD
  • International: 41,949 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Teaching and Learning
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