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.


PhDsPoints2019 Estimate based
on indicated points
Doctor of Education (EdD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$6,884
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$7,532
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$6,884 - $8,293
MastersPoints2019 Estimate based
on indicated points
Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt)
Tuition fee includes ANTA603 (Antarctica Field Trip)
180 $17,261
Master of Applied Data Science 180 $12,021
Master of Applied Finance and Economics (MAFE) 180$11,547
Master of Architectural Engineering - new in 2018120$8,641
Master of Arts 120
$14,774 - $17,198
Master of Audiology 240$17,198
Master of Bicultural Co-governance of Natural Resources - new in 2018180$12,021
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 240$37,610
Master of Business Information Systems 180$14,320
Master of Business Management (MBM) 180$14,320
Master of Civil Engineering - new for 2019120$8,641
Master of Commerce 180$11,547
Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning 180Not open to new enrolments in 2019
Master of Counselling 240$16,534
Master of Criminal Justice - new for 2019180Not available in 2019
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 180$12,401
Master of Education 120
Master of Engineering 120$8,641
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$14,774
Master of Engineering in Management - includes project fee120$11,591
Master of Engineering in Transportation 180$12,614 - $12,962
Master of Engineering Studies 120$8,641
Master of European Union Studies 180$10,703
Master of Financial Engineering - new for 2018180$12,962
Master of Financial Management - new for 2018180$14,320
Master of Fine Arts 120$7,532
Master of Forestry Science 120
Master of Geographic Information Science 120
Not available to new enrolments
Master of Health Sciences 240$16,059
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$12,401
Master of Human Interface Technology 120$8,380
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$10,829
Master of Laws 120$7,698
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) 120$7,698
Master of Linguistics 180$10,703
Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 180$11,081
Master of Music 120$7,532
Master of Policy and Governance 180$11,081
Master of Professional Accounting 240$19,090
Master of Science Variable$7,387 - $8,599 per 120 points
Master of Social Work 120$6,884
Master of Social Work (Applied) 240$14,774
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health - new in 2018180$12,401
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$11,081
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$17,198
Master of Sport Science - new in 2018180$12,401
Master of Strategic Communication - new in 2018180$11,081
Master of Teaching and Learning - Primary or Secondary180$11,081
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 180$11,081
Master of Te Reo Māori 240$14,774
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$12,021
Master of Water Resource Management 240$16,028
Master of Writing - new in 2018180$11,081
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$12,401
Professional Master of Geospatial Science & Technology - new in 2018180$12,401
HonoursPoints2019 Estimate based
on indicated points
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$7,387
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$7,698 - $7,800
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours 120$8,014
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$8,014
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$7,387 - $8,599
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours 120Not open to new enrolments in 2019

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

Postgraduate Certificates (60 Points)Points2019 Estimate based
on indicated points
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies - includes Antarctic field trip60$9,350
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering - new in 201860$4,321
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Business - new in 201860$3,849
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering - new for 201960$4,321
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies - new for 201960$4,134
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$4,321
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology - new in 201860$4,134
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$4,134
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology - new in 201860$3,900
Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$4,300
Postgraduate Certificate in Science - new for 2019
(subject to CUAP approval in December 2018)
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science - new in 201860$4,134
Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership 60$9,403
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 60$3,694
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Māori - new for 2019
(subject to CUAP approval in December 2018)
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$3,694
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