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School for Education Research & Engagement

The M Ed qualification is aimed at enthusiastic and dedicated classroom teachers, members of school management teams, principals and local and provincial education officials keen on making a difference in Education in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Education thus aims to facilitate the continued development and growth of current and future leaders in education.

In the M Ed Research programme you will learn the skills of approaching an educational issue in a scientific way by researching it, critically interacting with it and designing workable solutions that can be implemented to improve education. The tangible end-product of this programme will be a dissertation which reports on the completed research, this having been conducted under the supervision of an appropriately qualified academic, appointed by the Faculty of Education.

Admission requirements

To be considered for the M Ed Research, you need to comply with the following:

  • A B Ed Honours degree; or
  • Any other appropriate Honours degree
  • An avarage of at least 60% for the Honours degree ​
  • Submission of a 1000 word preliminary proposal as per faculty guidelines contained in the information booklet
  • Admission will be based on a formal selection process and availability of supervision capacity in the chosen research field.

Modes of Delivery

The programme is offered on a part-time or full-time bases that includes independent work with a supervisor.


Contact information
Dr Eileen Scheckle
Lecturer: SITE
Tel: 27 41 504 2828

Mrs Carol Poisat
Secretary: Prof Sylvan Blignaut
Tel: 27 41 504 4310

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