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SHNU Bachelor degree and University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency leading to Master of Education in the University of Canterbury

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via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study options
Students who complete 3 years of successful study towards a bachelor’s degree at SHNU will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency. Successful graduates will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Master of Education (3 years + 1 year + 1 year).
New Zealand Qualification
This traditional qualification, the Master of Education (MEd), allows a pathway for current teachers, educational professionals, counsellors, researchers, and leaders to gain a master’s level qualification. The MEd is designed to give participants the opportunity to examine practice and critical issues in education, and in their area of specialisation if desired.
Students can complete a:
• coursework-only path of study or
• a mix of courses and an original thesis (worth 90 points).
The Master of Education may be awarded unendorsed, or endorsed in eight disciplines ranging from e-Learning and Digital Technologies to Special and Inclusive Education. See 'Subjects and courses' below for the list of endorsements.
Please note this qualification is not a pathway to teacher registration. If you wish to study to become a registered teacher, check out our Initial Teacher Education qualifications.

Entry criteria

To be eligible for entry into this pathway from SHNU, students must achieve a cumulative average grade of 70% or higher during their three years of study at SHNU and achieve a minimum score of or IELTS overall 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band, or 530 in the CET (Chinese College English Test) Band 4 or a minimum score of 500 in CET Band 6. As an alternative to the IELTS or CET, students can satisfy UC’s minimum English language requirements as set out at UC webpage.

Transfer to postgraduate level study, the second year at UC
Students who, during their first year of study in this pathway at UC, complete at least 105 points (with at least 60 points at a 200-level or higher) with an average grade of 70% (B) or higher will be given special consideration for admission into a UC Master degree listed in Schedule 1 of the agreement .
Admission to different master programme may differ. Please contact UC for more detailed information.

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