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Master of Arts

  • Masters (Coursework)

The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one or two-year options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Dec
Domestic Fees
$9,524 per year

About this course

The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one or two-year options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study. Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialisation. The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand's leading scholars. In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.

Study locations

City

Course structure

A 120- or 240-point programme with research and taught options, depending on your chosen subject. The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Research (120-point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate degree
  • Usually consists of a 120-point thesis or research portfolio
  • Some subjects offer a combination of a 90-point thesis and 30 points from taught courses
  • You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
  • One year full-time or up to two consecutive years part-time

Research (240-point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • A combination of advanced taught courses and a thesis or research portfolio
  • You may be able to include up to 60 points from other subjects
  • Two consecutive years full-time or up to four consecutive years part-time

Taught (120-point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate degree
  • Advanced taught courses
  • A small research project such as a dissertation, usually worth 45 points
  • You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
  • One year full-time or up to two consecutive years part-time
  • Only available in selected subjects

Taught (240-point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Advanced taught courses
  • A small research project such as a dissertation, usually worth 45 points
  • Two consecutive years full-time or up to four consecutive years part-time
  • Available in most subjects