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Early Years, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #287 (QS) Online
With Massey University’s Master of Education in Early Years you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to be a leader in early years education.


Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Learning outcomes

The Master of Education in Early Years from Massey University is of particular value for early childhood educators and early years teachers, facilitators of early childhood professional development, tertiary teachers in early childhood education/early years programmes and other professionals involved in the education of young children from birth to eight. 

This qualification builds upon prior knowledge and experience in early years educational settings and supports you to develop your understandings and teaching practices through engagement with research, theory and other professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quality in Early Years Education
  • Young Children and Their Families
  • Children’s Play and Learning in a Goal-Directed Teaching Practice 
  • Advanced Studies on Learning in the Early Years
  • Professional Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Thesis Part 
  • Professional Inquiry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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

  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in early childhood/early years education or any other degree from a New Zealand university and an appropriate professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not hold an early childhood/early years or primary teaching qualification, should include with their enrolment application a statement on equivalent teaching experience with young children and how previous academic qualification/background is relevant to the study of early years education.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19693 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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