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Educational Research Papers For M.Ed

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Overview

The Master of Education (MEd) degree comprises six taught papers at the postgraduate level in Education, and a research dissertation. A candidate who has completed a BA(Hons) degree or a PGDipArts in Education may achieve the degree by passing two taught papers at the postgraduate level and the research dissertation. The programme can be completed in two years of full-time study, in the instance of a student who has not been granted exemptions from taught papers, and in one year with maximum exemptions.

Admission as a candidate for the MEd requires a BA, BEd, BTchg or an acceptable alternative qualification, with grades of B or better in 300-level Education papers. Interested persons with teaching qualifications and degrees in subjects other than Education can apply.

The degree equips graduates with advanced knowledge, critical skills and research acumen needed for employment in teaching, policy analysis, management and research in the public and private sectors. It is also a recognised entry qualification for the PhD degree.

The Master of Education (MEd) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Contact Details

University of Otago College of Education Postgraduate team
Freephone 0800 TO TEACH (0800 86 83224)
Tel 64 3 479 4914
Email postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz

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Subject Area

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Programme Requirements

MEd degree table

Papers
  • EDUC 407  Researching Educational Issues or another approved research methods paper (20 points)
  • EDUC 580  MEd Dissertation (60 points)
  • Further papers worth a total of 160 points, (normally selected from those prescribed for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Education, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education, or the degree of Master of Education)

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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Education (MEd)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant must either
      1. be a graduate, or
      2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.
  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study shall consist of EDUC 407 (20 points) or another approved research methods paper, EDUC 580 (dissertation, worth 60 points) and further papers worth a total of 160 points, normally selected from those prescribed for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Education, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education, or the degree of Master of Education.
    2. A candidate whose qualification for entry to the programme is the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Education or the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education may achieve the degree by passing EDUC 580 and further papers worth a total of 60 points as required by the Dean of the College of Education.
    3. A candidate may be exempted from some of the required papers as prescribed in regulation 2(a) on the basis of previous postgraduate study.
    4. A candidate may not present a dissertation (EDUC 580) which has previously been accepted for another degree or diploma. To be awarded the degree, a candidate must receive a passing grade for EDUC 580.
    5. The dissertation (EDUC 580) must be submitted no later than 1 March of the year following the year of enrolment.
    6. With prior approval, postgraduate papers worth up to the equivalent of 40 points may be credited from another department or from another university or tertiary institution.
  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate who has been granted no exemptions from papers on the basis of previous graduate study shall follow a programme of study for not less than two years. A candidate who enters the programme after completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects in Education, or who has been exempted from a maximum of 120 points toward the degree on the basis of other previous graduate study, shall follow a programme of study for not less than one year.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the degree within eight years of admission to the programme.
  4. Withdrawal from the Programme

    1. A candidate whose results are not satisfactory after the first year of study (or equivalent in part-time study) may be required to withdraw from the programme.
    2. Where a candidate withdraws from the programme after completing papers worth at least 120 points as required in regulation 2(a), the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may recommend the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects or the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching or determine which of the papers shall be credited towards either of the diplomas.
  5. Examination

    The dissertation (EDUC 580) shall be marked by two examiners who will agree upon a mark. In cases of significant discrepancy where agreement cannot be reached, a third examiner will be appointed. The reports of all examiners shall be made available to the external examiner to the College of Education, who will recommend a mark to the Dean of the College of Education.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  7. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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Key Facts
Route Co-ordinator: Dr Panayiotis AntoniouFull-time enrolled 2017-18: 12
Open to: MPhil and 2 Yr MEdPart-time enrolled 2017-18: 5
Full-time deadline: 12/03/2018% Int: 75%  % Home: 25%
Part-time deadline:31/05/2018Written task

What does this course offer?

We aim to help students:

  • to become familiar with an appropriate range of intellectual and methodological traditions within the field;
  • to become skilled and critical readers of educational research;
  • to develop in-depth knowledge in depth of some substantive area of education and educational research;
  • to develop their capacity to frame research questions and devise appropriate research designs;
  • to develop confidence in using a range of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to gathering, analysing and interpreting evidence;
  • to develop skills in using a range of technologies assisting data collection and data analysis;
  • to develop their skills in presenting research-based evidence and argument;
  • to gain practical experience of educational research through conducting a small-scale investigation.

Students who wish to study a particular area such as Mathematics Education that is not offered as a full time MPhil could apply for the Educational Research route and approach a supervisor who is researching in the area of their interest. They should then specify this person in their course application.

How is the course organised?

The course begins in early October and runs over three terms. Full time students complete the course in one year and have taught sessions two afternoons a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during term time. Part time students complete in two years and attend one afternoon a week (this will be Thursdays in 17/18)

Term 1: Introduction to the nature, key issues and terminology employed in educational research
Term2: Examine methods and practices of collecting and analysing data within various traditions of enquiry
Term 3: Look at issues in relation to the writing process and production of a thesis, as well as explore data analysis techniques.

Detailed information.


Who are the course team?

The course is staffed by a team of established faculty members who provide teaching and supervision. Other colleagues also contribute one-off lectures.

Route Co-ordinator:

Panayiotis Antoniou


Where do our students go?

Our graduates are the future leaders in their field. They have a wide choice of career options, including further doctoral study, work with international NGOs, UN bodies, government departments, development agencies, think tanks and universities.


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