This programme is designed for those in Education or another discipline who wishes to pursue studies in education

Not less than two semesters full-time however prerequisites may require more semesters. Four semesters for part-time but pre-requisites may require more semesters.

Mode of Study 
Full-time or Part-time

Programme Structure
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit and Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of the following six courses:
HED580 – Issues of Education in Samoa
HED584 – Educational Planning and Administration
HED585 – Educational Research and Design
HED586 – Education Policy
HED587 – Philosophical Foundations of Education
HED588 – Curriculum: Theory and Practice

Programme Requirements
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education a student must pass the courses as prescribed above.

Admission Requirements
a. Bachelor of Education from a recognised University or
b. Other Bachelor degree from a recognised Univesity or
c. A qualification and or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to 'a' or 'b'.

Non-Award Student:

Aggregate total in English and best three subjects in the previous year's SSLC examinations of seventeen or less, and a score of 6 or 7 in SSLC English.

Please refer to the FOE Student Handbook for more information


Faculty of Apllied Science                                          International Students                                                        Financial Services                                                        NUS Statutes, Regulations and Policies

Faculty of Arts                                                            Current Students                                                                ICT                                                                                Planning

Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship                Student Administration                                                       Properties and Maintenance                                         Secretariat

Faculty of Education                                                  Student Support Services                                                   Human Resource

Faculty of Health Science                                          Scholarships                                                                       

Faculty of Science                                                     NUS Student Email

                                                                                  International Office

CENTRES NUS Quality Assurance    

Centre for Samoan Studies                                       Quality at NUS

Oloamanu Centre                                                      Services                                                       



Social Media

                                                                                                                      NUS General Map                                                                                             

Go to top