Domestic Postgraduate Fees

Relevant qualifications

You need to pay postgraduate tuition fees if you plan on studying towards any of the following qualifications at UC: 

Fees Estimate

Courses are the building blocks for every programme of study and each course will have a cost associated with it. The total cost of a year’s tuition is the sum of all fees for courses you are enrolled in. The cost of an individual course can be found on the course page. Each course is worth a certain number of points and it is these points that count towards your qualification when you have passed the course. The more work a course requires, the more points it's worth. Typically, a full time student will study around 120 points each year.

The easiest way to calculate your fees is through the Fees Estimator – you can add the papers you are wanting to enrol in and see what the cost will be, specific to you. 


  • Non-tuition fees will also apply.
  • Additional course related costs, such as workshops and field trips may apply.
  • All fees are inclusive of NZ GST, or any equivalent overseas tax.
  • Your total tuition fees for each year are calculated by the cost of each individual course that makes up your programme of study therefore the prices below are indicative only.

Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed annually. The University reserves the right to change these published fees before enrolment to reflect any changes in Government or University Council Policy. See Enrolment and Fees Policies and Regulations for more information. If you are taking courses as part of your qualification in the following academic year, you may be subject to a price increase for those courses.


PhDsPoints2022 Fees Estimate
per indicated points
Doctor of Education 120$7,220
Doctor of Health Sciences 60
Doctor of Musical Arts 120$7,900
Doctor of Philosophy Annual fee for those residing in NZ
Annual fee for those residing offshore
120$7,220 - $8,697
Master'sPoints2022 Fees Estimate
per indicated points
Master of Antarctic Studies
(includes ANTA603 - Antarctica Field Trip)
Master of Applied Data Science 180$12,606
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$12,110
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting 180$11,622
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$9,062
Master of Arts 180$13,527
Master of Arts (Thesis) 120$7220
Master of Audiology 240
Master of Business 180$15,028
Master of Business Administration 180$37,015
Master of Business Information Systems 180$15,028
Master of Civil Engineering 120$9,062
Master of Commerce 180$12110
Master of Counselling 240$17,340
Master of Criminal Justice 180$11,622
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience 180$13,005
Master of Education 180
Master of Engineering 120
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$15,494
Master of Engineering Management 180$13,593
Master of Engineering Studies 120$9,062
Master of European Union Studies 180$11,226
Master of Financial Engineering 180$13,593
Master of Fine Arts 120$7,900
Master of Forestry Science 240
Master of Geographic Information Science
Not open to new enrolments
Master of Health Sciences 240$16,842
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$13,005
Master of Human Interface Technology 120$8,789
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$11,358
Master of Laws 120$8,073
Master of Linguistics 180$11,226
Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership 180$11,622
Master of Mathematical Sciences 120$8,132
Master of Music 120$7,900
Master of Policy and Governance 180$11,622
Master of Professional Accounting 240$20,037
Master of Science 120$7,748 - $9,062
Master of Social Work 120$7,220
Master of Social Work Applied 240$15,496
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$13,005
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$11,622
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$18,036
Master of Sport Science 180$13,005
Master of Strategic Communication 180$11,622
Master of Systems Change 180$11,358
Master of Teaching and Learning
Primary or Secondary
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other La 180$11,622
Master of Te Reo Maori 240$15,496
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$12,606
Master of Water Resource Management 240$16,808
Master of Writing 180$11,622
Professional Master of Computer Science 180$13,005
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$13,005
Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology 180$13,005
HonoursPoints2022 Fees Estimate
per indicated points
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$7,748
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$8,073
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$8,404
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$8,073 - $8,782

Please note: the following Honours degrees are four year (480 point) undergraduate degrees and so are listed on the Domestic Undergraduate Fees page

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours - BE(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours - BEnvSci(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Social Work with Honours - BSW(Hons)
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours - BSLP(Hons)
Postgraduate Certificates and DiplomasPoints2022 Fees Estimate
per indicated points
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies - includes Antarctic field trip60$9,697
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering 60$4,531
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$3,874 - $4,202
Postgraduate Certificate in Business 60$4,037
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering 60$4,531
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching 60$4,509
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 60$4,335
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$4,531
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology 60$4,335
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$4,335
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 60$4,091
Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership 60$$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$4,509
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design 60$4,531
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation 60$4,531
Postgraduate Certificate in Science 60$3,874 - $4,509
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science 60$4,335
Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Maori 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$3,874
Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership 60$3,874
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science 120$8,404
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 120$8,132
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 120$7,748 - $8,404
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 120$10,018
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 120$24,676
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 120$10,018
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 195$14,654
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 264$18,489
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - New for 2022120$8,691 - $8,815
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Endorsements in 7 different areas120$7,748
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management - New for 2022120$9,062
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts 120$8,404
Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 120$9,062
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
Not open to new enrolments
Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology 120$8,670
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120$9,018
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology 120$8,181
Postgraduate Diploma in Science 120$7,748 - $9,018
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 120$7,748
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science 120$8,670
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning 150$9,684
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori 120$7,748
Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 120$8,670
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership 120$7, 748
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