Master of Arts MA
The MA degree consists of a first year of coursework followed by a thesis, which is normally completed full-time over one to two subsequent years.
Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned.
Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.
Students who have qualified for a BA(Hons) or equivalent with good grades may be admitted to the MA by thesis (Part II only) in that subject.
For information on the prerequisites for each subject see the the Regulations website (below).
The MA degree consists of two parts:
- Part I: Coursework
- Part II: A thesis.
For information on the courses for each subject see the Regulations website (below).
The coursework must be completed in one year unless the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences approves part-time enrolment. The thesis is completed full-time in one or two years or, with the approval of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, part-time in up to four years.
Honours may be awarded if the student completes within the timeframe indicated by the schedule.
Distinction or Merit may be awarded if the student completes an MA by thesis only in the timeframe indicated by the schedule.
Subject areas for the MA are listed below. Contact the relevant school, department or programme directly on the link below for postgraduate information about these subject areas.
*The University periodically reviews its offerings. Please refer to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses for the latest information on these programmes.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Arts (University Regulations website).
For course advice contact the College of Arts.