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Master of Professional Studies in Education University of Auckland

New Zealand



Course info


The MProfStuds is a masters degree with a professional focus. It can be a useful way to continue your postgraduate study if you already have a masters degree.

Programme highlights

Opportunity to build knowledge, skills and experience in educational includes a 60-point dissertation on a research area of interest. Courses are offered by a range of delivery modes.


The Master of Professional Studies in Education will be of special interest to teachers with three years of teaching experience who hold either a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary, Primary or Early Childhood Education) or a Bachelor of Physical Education (four-year degree) as it allows you to go from these qualifications directly to study at Masters level. It is also a masters option for those who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.


The programme includes an approved 30-point research methods course, a 60-point dissertation and a 30-point course associated with your research area, giving a coherent whole to the programme of study.

Delivery: Weekly evening lectures and on-campus block courses at Epsom Campus. Some courses offered by online/study guide. Some courses may be offered at other campuses.

Further study

From a masters degree you can go on to doctoral study. The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers two programmes at doctoral level – the Doctor of Education (EdD) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Professional Studies in Education.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$39,787.00 (21,21,363) per year

Tuition fee: NZ $35,048 – NZ $44,526

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Epsom Campus

74 Epsom Avenue,



1023, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

In order to be admitted to the Education specialisation in the Master of Professional Studies programme, you need to have completed the requirements for either:

a four-year bachelors degree


a bachelors (honours) degree


a bachelors degree and a professional qualification in Education equivalent to one year’s advanced study.

In addition, you must have at least three years of teaching experience.

Note that some courses have prerequisites.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at University of Auckland.

Faculty of Education and Social Work Postgraduate International Student Scholarship

Value of scholarship

Up to NZ $7,000

Application details:

You do not need to apply for this scholarship or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee.

Eligibility requirements:

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support international students to enrol into a specified postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, and successfully establish themselves in Auckland. 

Specified programmes are: Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Master of Counselling, Master of Education, Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Education Practice, Master of Social and Community Leadership, Master of Social Work, Master of Social Work (Professional), Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Professional Studies in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision and Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.

Tenure: Up to 240 points of study

Who can apply:

All international

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