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 each 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 courses which 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 which 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 apply.
  • Additional course related costs, such as workshops and field trips may apply.
  • 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.


PhDsPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
Doctor of Education (EdD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$7,022
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$7,683
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$7,022 - $8,459
MastersPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt)
Tuition fee includes ANTA603 (Antarctica Field Trip)
Master of Applied Data Science 180$12,261
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$11,778
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting - New in 2020180$11,303
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$8,814
Master of Arts 120
Master of Audiology 240$17,542
Master of Bicultural Co-governance of Natural Resources 180Not open to new enrolments in 2020
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 180$36,000
Master of Business Information Systems 180$14,616
Master of Business Management (MBM) 180$14,616
Master of Civil Engineering 120$8,814
Master of Commerce 180$11,778
Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning 180Not open to new enrolments in 2020
Master of Counselling 240$16,864
Master of Criminal Justice 180$11,303
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 180$12,648
Master of Education 120
Master of Engineering 120$8,814
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$15,070
Master of Engineering in Management - includes project fee120$11,760
Master of Engineering in Transportation 180$12,866 - $13,221
Master of Engineering Studies 120$8,814
Master of European Union Studies 180$10,918
Master of Financial Engineering 180$13,221
Master of Financial Management 180$14,616
Master of Fine Arts 120$7,683
Master of Forestry Science 120
Master of Geographic Information Science 120
Not available to new enrolments 2020
Master of Health Sciences 240$16,380
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$12,648
Master of Human Interface Technology 120Not available in 2020
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$11,046
Master of Laws 120$7,852
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) 120$7,852
Master of Linguistics 180$10,918
Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 180$11,303
Master of Music 120$7,683
Master of Policy and Governance 180$11,303
Master of Product Design -New in 2021180
Master of Product Innovation - New in 2021180
Master of Professional Accounting 240$19,488
Master of Science Variable$7,535 - $8,771 per 120 points
Master of Social Work 120$7,022
Master of Social Work (Applied) 240$15,070
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$12,648
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$11,303
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$17,542
Master of Sport Science 180$12,648
Master of Strategic Communication 180$11,303
Master of Teaching and Learning - Primary or Secondary180$11,303
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 180$11,303
Master of Te Reo Māori 240$15,070
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$12,261
Master of Water Resource Management 240$16,348
Master of Writing 180$11,303
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$12,648
Professional Master of Geospatial Science & Technology 180$12,648
HonoursPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$7,535
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$7,852 - $7,956
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$8,174
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$7,535 - $7,743
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours 120Not open to new enrolments in 2020

 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology Honours are studied as part of an undergraduate programme of study.

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