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Application Criteria

Master of Education (M.Ed) 

The Master of Education is a postgraduate research degree designed for education professionals and others in the Public Service and community education sectors: Teachers, Adult Educators, University staff, NGO Trainers, Administrators and Managers across all educational sites, phases and levels, as well as those doing research in and on the education sector.

The MEd is grounded in research activity; recognizes, builds and reflects on the knowledge and experience of students and lecturers; develops professionally relevant knowledge, research skills and understanding of education practice; and enables the acquisition of further qualifications that enhance career prospects. We offer both full dissertation and coursework Master’s degrees. Full dissertation registration is dependent upon the availability of supervisors.

Master of Education by Full thesis

A research Master of Education degree does not include the coursework or modules. Candidates are required to engage in research on a topic in education related to one of the specializations outlined below. The primary relationship for the candidate is with the supervisor.  Duration: One-year full time or two years’ part time.

Master of Education by coursework and dissertation 

A Master of Education degree by coursework and dissertation enables students to specialize in specific areas of interest. At present the school offers a number of specializations on a part-time basis over a minimum of two years. Duration: Two years’ part time.

Admission into Master

The School of Education is currently accepting applications for admission into the following specializations of the Master of Education degree:

Adult Education; Curriculum Studies; Education Leadership, Management and Policy; Educational Psychology; Education and Development; Gender Education; Higher Education; History Education; Language and Media Studies; Mathematics Education; Teacher Development Studies; Science Education; Social Justice Education; Technology Education.

Minimum requirements: An appropriate Honours degree (averaging 55%). Depending on the staff capacity in the School, additional selection criteria will be applied to select students into the MEd.

Application Closing Date: 30 November 2016

Admission Officers: Master of Education

Edgewood Campus                                                                

  • P Ncayiyana
  • 031 2603919
  • ncayiyanap@ukzn.ac.za     
  • T Khumalo
  • 031 2603440
  • khumalot9@ukzn.ac.za
  • M Ngcobo
  • 031 2603436
  • ngcobom4@ukzn.ac.za

PMB Campus

  • Karen Sophie
  • 033 2606189
  • sophie@ukzn.ac.za



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