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Master of Arts

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Arts (MA) degree consists of taught coursework, which may include internship opportunities, and independent research in a wide variety of Arts subjects.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MA
Domestic Fees
$17,937 per year / $35,874 total
International Fees
$61,400 per year / $122,800 total

About this course

The Master of Arts (MA) degree consists of taught coursework, which may include internship opportunities, and independent research in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It provides the opportunity to critically examine current practices in the field, while also demonstrating understanding of the principles of research.

MA students within Te Rangai Toi Tangata | College of Arts benefit from:

  • a lively and supportive postgraduate culture
  • working with the Professional and Community Engagement Programme towards an internship that fits you and your interests
  • access to world-class research centres in the humanities and social sciences.

Those interested in a research-focused programme of study in their subject may consider the Master of Arts (Thesis).

Entry requirements

Students must have qualified for an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard).

You must also satisfy the prerequisites for a major subject. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.

If you do not meet the prerequisites in your chosen subject, you may be able to complete a qualifying course, or substitute relevant professional practice or other work experience that satisfies your ability to pursue postgraduate-level studies in that subject.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Arts or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.