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The Master of Clinical Education from University of Auckland develops educational theory and practice to equip you for a career in clinical education.

Programme highlights

Application of educational theory to teaching and learning in the clinical context.Skills in clinical teaching, including one-on-one supervision, bedside teaching, small group teaching and interactive large group teaching.Reflect on your own practice and draw on best evidence to promote improved practice in your workplace.In-depth understanding of specialised areas of clinical education relevant to your area of practice.Supervised research leading to advanced understudy in an area of clinical education.

Programme Structure

Taught masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Advanced taught courses in clinical skills teaching, curriculum and course design, supervision and research methods in health listed in the Master of Clinical Education Schedule (60 points)
  • Completion of a dissertation (60 points)
  • One year full-time or up to two consecutive years part-time

Taught masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Advanced taught courses listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education Schedule (120 points)
  • Approved advanced level courses covering topics in clinical education (60 points)
  • Completion of a dissertation (60 points)
  • Two consecutive years full-time or up to four years part-time

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: Varies

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    120 or 240

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

120 points 

  • You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in clinical education at a recognised university (or similar institution), following an undergraduate degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

240 points 

  • You must have completed a relevant undergraduate degree such as medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, audiology, medical imagery, or nutrition and dietetics. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28710 USD/year
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  • National

    5748 USD/year
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  • Domestic: NZ$8,530.80 – $9,274.80
  • International: NZ$42,606

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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