Postgraduate Study

 


Whether you want to enhance the contribution you make to student achievement, develop your professional knowledge or move upwards in your career, our practice-based programmes will set you up as an expert in your field.

With a wide range of study options taught by internationally respected researchers, you’ll be exposed to an innovative and modern approach to education.

Talk to us on 0800 WAIKATO or email educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz to find out more about your online or on-campus study options.
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Study options

Masters (180 points)

Requirements: 180 points at 500 level (6 papers equivalent)
Duration: 12-18 months full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Apply: Anytime during the academic year

A master’s degree qualifies individuals with advanced knowledge in a specific context of research, or it can be a pathway for further learning, professional practice or scholarship. Direct entry into the masters is from a relevant bachelor’s degree. (Check your eligibility).

Qualifications

Note: If you want to major with honours in Education Studies or Human Development you will need to enrol in a Master of Arts or Master of Social Sciences through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Masters (240 points)

Requirements: 240 points at 500 level
Duration: Two years full-time
Apply: Before 31 October (Formal selection process required)

The Master of Counselling (MCouns)  is a recognised qualification for membership of New Zealand Association of Counsellors and particularly suits professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession.

Doctoral

Duration: Three years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Apply: Anytime during the academic year

Doctoral qualifications are research degrees and the highest possible qualifications available. They are sometimes called higher degrees. Students are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge while extending their research skills. Academic supervision is provided.

Qualifications

Bachelor with honours

Requirements: 120 points at 500 level (4 prescribed papers)
Duration: 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Apply: Anytime during the academic year

A bachelors degree with honours is normally available for high performing bachelor degree graduates. Students graduating with an Honours degree will normally go on to undertake a 120 credit master’s degree in the same subject.  Very high performing students may be eligible to apply for direct entry to a higher degree.

Qualifications

Note: If you want to major with honours in Education Studies or Human Development you will need to enrol in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Postgraduate Diploma

Requirements: 120 points at 500 level (4 papers)
Duration: 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Apply: Anytime during the academic year

A Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) is a focused programme of study which gives a discrete named qualification. It does not involve the independent research that characterises most master’s degrees. Graduates with a PGDip who want to pursue further study need to do a further 120 points, including a research methods paper and supervised independent research, to complete a master’s degree.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate

Requirements: 60 points at 500 level
Duration: One semester (17 weeks) full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Apply: Anytime during the academic year

A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is a postgraduate programme ideally tailored for bachelor degree graduates who want a discrete qualification in a particular area. Named Certificates normally require that students complete papers offered in the relevant list.

Note: Students may cross-credit 60 points from a PGCert in one subject area to a PGDip or master’s degree in the same subject area prior to having the PGCert conferred.

Note: The PGCertCouns is completed part-time over a two-year period.

Qualifications

Download our handbook

 2017 PG

Postgraduate Studies in Education Handbook

Graduate Profiles

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Andrea Crawford,
Master of Education

Linda Clark

Linda Clark,
Master of Education