Programme overview

This pathway within the Master of Applied Practice is a customised pathway for teachers who have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning* and who are keen to use their new knowledge and skills to make a difference in their careers and schools. As part of this programme you will develop the skills necessary to design and carry out a project relevant to (and probably in) your school/workplace that makes a direct and meaningful contribution to your community. You will learn how to see a project through from start to finish, engage stakeholders, and lead on and implement change. The benefits of this qualification are both to you and your professional practice, as well as, ultimately, to the learning outcomes of our tamariki.

*This Master of Applied Practice programme is also open to applicants who are educators and have not completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Applied (Digital and Collaborative Learning). For further details, see the Admission Requirements below or please talk to us about a course of study that suits your needs.


The customised pathway consists of:

  • A Level 8, 30-credit course during which you will complete a project proposal
  • A Level 9, 90-credit course during which you will complete a project that is based on and/or is highly relevant to your work

Full-time study for one year or part-time for 18 months (approximately).

There are regular face-to-face and online interactive sessions. These sessions are timetabled flexibly in consultation with you, in order to take into account your other commitments. In addition, there are online resources and discussion forums, occasional virtual sessions, and a considerable amount of self-directed learning. Further, you will have at least two supervisors assigned to support you in carrying out your work­-relevant research. It is possible to attend the sessions online (synchronously) if you cannot be present in person. 

Next Intakes

You can apply any time. The next available intakes are:

  • November 7, 2016
  • January 16, 2017
  • April 10, 2017

Scholarships and funding

Discount Offers

  • Early bird*: Applications received for any intake of the master’s between August 31 - September 24, 2016 receive a 10% reduction off fees.
  • Volume offer*:  Is there more than 1 staff member from your school who would benefit from undertaking their master’s? We’re offering a discount for the Nov 2016 intake on multiple enrolments from the same school. These discounts start from 2 applicants:

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We are pleased to announce we have scholarships available for the November 2016 intake of the Master of Applied Practice for this pathway:

  • Maori or Pacific Scholarships of $3000*: a limited number of scholarships are available to Maori or Pacific November 2016 intake applicants. To apply, applicants will be asked to tell us in 250 words or less how their master’s would make a meaningful contribution to their Maori or Pacific community.
  • $1000 Master’s Scholarships*: a limited number of scholarships are available to November 2016 applicants. To apply, applicants will be asked to tell us in 250 words or less how their master’s would make a meaningful contribution to their school or wider community.

External funding

There a number of external scholarships available to help fund your studies. Our students, with our support, have had great success in obtaining these in the past. We recommend:

You are also eligible for interest-free student loans through StudyLink.

Useful Information


If this Pathway interests you, please contact us on:
0800 109 510 ext. 7377 or email Shahbeba Ali


*T&Cs apply. All offers and scholarships mentioned above apply to the Master of Applied Practice for the above specified pathway only. Discount offers to do not apply in conjunction with one another. Scholarships listed above are limited and do not apply in conjunction the Volume Offer.
Only domestic student fees are specified above. International fees varies, please contact us to enquire.


Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

1. Successfully completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Level 7 Graduate Diploma in the same or similar discipline
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning)

2. Demonstrate an ability to succeed in the programme by providing evidence of successful outcomes you’ve achieved in a work environment relevant to the programme you want to study
3. A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
4. If English is your second language, you will need one or more of the following:

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
  • Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
  • Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years

Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:

  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

These are flexible for students. Please contact us for more information.