- Admission to postgraduate programmes
- Fees and Study Link
- Becoming a teacher (postgraduate option)
- Additional qualifications and teacher's pay
- Postgraduate research
- Postgraduate papers
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.
Fees information: Please note that when fees for 2019 are finalised in November, the information will be available here. You will find information about general fee "bands", but if you want to find the cost of papers/thesis papers, there is a link at the bottom of the page to a document with a full list of fees by paper code.
Study Link information - Information about student loans.
Applications are now open for 2019, including the new suite of non-initial teacher education postgraduate qualifications being introduced for 2019: The PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn and MEdLn will replace the PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg, and MEd. An overview can be seen here.
Follow the links below to read more about the postgraduate programmes. To apply for 2019, use the yellow "apply now" button that appears on the following pages:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Learning (PGCertEdLn)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Learning (PGDipEdLn)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts)
- Master of Education and Learning (MEdLn)
- Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
- Master of Arts (MA) - coursework or thesis
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Education (EdD)
The Master of Teaching and Learning is a one-year postgraduate programme that qualifies students to become early childhood, primary and secondary 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.
- For details about recognition of improved qualifications for teachers employed in state and state-integrated schools, see the Collective Agreements (under the Improved Qualifications) for:
Currently offered (2018)
No new enrolments will be accepted for the PGCertTchg, PGDipTchg, MTchg and MEd programmes.