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Postgraduate study options: college of education, health and human development

Are you in your final year at UC and wondering what your next steps might be? Postgraduate study could be the ticket to a more  influential and interesting career, be it in research or leadership roles, or having the knowledge and practice to effect positive change.

The College of Education, Health and Human Development have a range of postgraduate study options that could be a great fit for you.

Sport Coaching


Applications are open anytime, and close four weeks before the start of the programme (late January and February), or when places are filled (whichever comes first).

TeachNZ Scholarships cover the cost of your course fees and pay you an allowance. Applications for Round 2 open on 6 December, visit: https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/scholarships/


Health Sciences

How to contact us
Please either send an email outlining your enquiry to educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz or phone the College Office to schedule an appointment. We offer 30 minute phone or in person appointments Monday – Wednesday, and Friday, as well as 15 minute drop-in appointments (no appointment necessary) on Thursday mornings between 9am – 12noon.  The drop-in appointments are best suited for quick queries.

To make an appointment to see a Student Advisor please contact:
College Office Reception, Rehua
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Phone: +64 3 369 3333 or 0800 827 748 ext. 93333
Email: educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Captaining your postgrad boat: Gradfest 2019

When entering into such a massive undertaking as a Master’s or PhD, you know from the beginning that it’s going to be challenging. When you start, it looks like you have to canoe across a river to the opposite bank (which you can see, by the way), but then it becomes like a 3-5 year cross-ocean voyage where you have to be the captain, the cook and the counsellor. And build the boat!

In situations like this, even if you’re doing great (and especially if you’re not), all you can do is arm yourself with as much information as possible so that you can help yourself get through. Enter GradFest, a week-long event held every year with classes and workshops designed to help you with everything from practical research and writing skills to mindfulness and stress management.
You’ll also hear from academic and support staff from across the campus, as well as postgraduate students at various stages in the process.

Everyone’s journey is different, but the classes and workshops on offer are varied and extremely useful. You’ll also get the chance to meet other postgrad students and soak up their knowledge and experience at a variety of social events. GradFest will arm you with information and help you come out the other end of your course with a smile on your face.

Good luck on your postgraduate journey,
Louise – Postgraduate Student 

Check out GradFest here.

GradFest is brought to you by the Academic Skills Centre, Postgraduate Office and UC Library.