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Education - Human Development, M.Ed.

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  • 18 months
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University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
The Education - Human Development programme at the University of Waikato is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education.
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Overview

The Education - Human Development programme at the University of Waikato explores the development of individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the human lifespan. It is important for those wishing to go into professions such as youth work, eldercare, social work, counselling and teaching. An understanding of human development is relevant to many other careers that involve working with or for people.

Papers  develop skills relevant to career objectives such as human relations, human services, programme planning, community liaison, counselling, policy and evaluation, administration of programs concerned with the family or other groups and research.

Graduates gain a solid foundation in theory and research to understand and explain the development of people from the early years through to old age, have the ability to examine how different contexts influence people's lives, learning and behaviour, and are able to apply this knowledge to specific life situation.

Career opportunities

  • Community or Iwi Development Coordinator
  • Community Educator
  • Policy Analyst/ Advisor
  • Community Advocate
  • Social Services Advocate
  • International Aid Worker
  • Learning Application Developer
  • Trainer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working with Groups
  • Discourse and Counselling Psychologies
  • Counselling and Contexts
  • Contemporary Issues in Disability and Inclusion Studies
  • Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories
  • Health Development and Policy Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 1.5 years

  • Credits
    120 - 180 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

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19915 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4754 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 7,185 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 30,095 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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