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The University of Otago College of Education offers a range of postgraduate programmes for those who are already experienced teachers or who have an undergraduate qualification in education.

Our programmes are grounded in academically oriented, research-based studies of educational issues, theories, policies and practices. These programmes are designed to give you the opportunity to challenge yourself, gain in-depth knowledge and unlock career opportunities.

Several have been specifically designed for teachers, while others are for anyone interested in the study of education.

Most of our programmes can be completed at a distance.
Learn about our Distance Study option

Fees information - information about fees.  
Fees are finalised annually in November.  On the University's 'Fees' webpage you will find information about general fee 'bands', but if you want to find the cost of papers/thesis papers, scroll to the bottom of the fees page and open the domestic and international tuition fees document which lists fees by paper code.

Study Link information - information about student loans.

Postgraduate programmes

Applications are now open.

Read more:

Follow the links below to read more about the postgraduate programmes. To apply, use the yellow "apply now" button that appears on the following pages:

Looking to become a teacher?

A one-year postgraduate programme that qualifies students to become early childhood, primary and secondary teachers is offered.  For more information, please refer to:

Admission to programmes

Additional qualifications and salary for teachers

A qualification that a teacher has can affect their pay grade and step, and the allowances they are entitled to.  If a teacher has achieved a new or an improved qualification, they can request a salary assessment.

See Qualifications information on the NovoPay website

Find out about people and employment (pay equity, becoming a teacher or returning to teaching, principals and teachers, non-teaching staff, employment agreement, pay, leave and personal development) on the Ministry of Education website, together with Collective Agreements for teachers.

People and employment
Collective Agreements

Further details about recognition of improved qualifications for teachers employed in state and state-integrated schools:

  • Section 4.5 of the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Collective Agreement; and
  • Section 3.8 of the Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement.

Postgraduate research

Current research students and completed research student thesis information

Postgraduate papers

List of Education papers for postgraduate programmes

Selecting papers in eVision – Important notice for PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn students

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