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 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
2023 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
Doctor of Education 120$7,220$7,419
Doctor of Health Sciences 60
Doctor of Musical Arts 120$7,900$8,117
Doctor of Philosophy
Annual fee per 120 points
120$7,220 - $8,697$7,419 - $8,936
Master'sPoints2022 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
2023 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
Master of Antarctic Studies 180$13,005$13,363
Master of Applied Data Science 180$12,606$12,633
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$12,110$12,443
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting 180$11,622$11,942
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$9,062$9,311
Master of Artificial Intelligence
NEW Qualification in 2023
Master of Arts 180$11,358$11,671
Master of Arts (Thesis) 120$7,220$7,419
Master of Audiology 120
Master of Business 180$15,028$12,443
Master of Business Administration 180$37,015$38,033
Master of Business Information Systems 180$15,028$12,443
Master of Civil Engineering 120$9,062$9,311
Master of Commerce 180$12,110$12,046 - $12,443
Master of Counselling 240$17,340$17,816
Master of Criminal Justice 180$11,358$11,671
Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience 180$13,005$13,362
Master of Education 180
Master of Education (Thesis) 120$7,220$7,419
Master of Engineering 120
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$15,494$15,920
Master of Engineering Management 180$13,593$13,967
Master of Engineering Studies 120$9,062 $9,311
Master of European Union Studies 180$11,226$11,535
Master of Financial Engineering 180$12,187$12,526
Master of Fine Arts 120$7,900$8,117
Master of Forestry Science 240
Master of Health Sciences 240$16,842$17,305 - $17,434
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$13,005$13,362
Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning 180$11,942
Master of Human Interface Technology 120$8,789$9,030
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$11,358$11,671
Master of Laws International Law and Politics 120$7,816$8,031
Master of Laws 120$7,558$7,938
Master of Linguistics 180$11,226$11,535
Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 180$11,622$11,806
Master of Mathematical Sciences 180$11,852 - $12,606$12,176 - $12,952
Master of Music 120$7,900$8,117
Master of Policy and Governance 180$11,226 - $11,358$11,400 $11,670
Master of Product Design 180$13,228$13,952
Master of Product Innovation 180$13,593$13,967
Master of Professional Accounting 240$20,037$16,590
Master of Science 120
$7,748 - $9,062
$7220 - $8,697
$7,961 - $9,311
$7,419 - $8,936
Master of Social Work 120$7,220$7,419
Master of Social Work Applied 240$15,496$15,922
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$13,005$13,362
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$11,622$11,941
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$18,036$18,532
Master of Sport Science 180$13,005$13,362
Master of Strategic Communication 180$11,358$11,671
Master of Systems Change 180$11,358$11,671
Master of Teaching and Learning 180$11,622$11,942
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 180$11,622$11,942
Master of Te Reo Māori 120$7,352 - $7,748$7,555 - $7,961
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$12,606$12,953
Master of Water Resource Management 120$8,670$8,908
Master of Water Science and Management
Master of Writing 180$11,622$11,942
Professional Master of Computer Science 180$13,005$13,362
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$12,756$13,107
Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology 180$12,756$13,107
HonoursPoints2022 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
2023 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$7,748$7,961
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$8,073$8,295
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours 120$7,900$8,117
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$8,404$8,635
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$8,670$8,908

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 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
2023 Fee Estimate
per indicated points
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering 60$4,531$4,655
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$3,874 - $4,202$3,980 - $4,318
Postgraduate Certificate in Business 60$4,037$4148
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering 60$4,531$4,656
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$4,531$4,656
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 60$4,091$4,203
Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design 60$4,531$4,656
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation 60$4,531$4,656
Postgraduate Certificate in Science 60$3,874 - $4,509$3,981 - $4,633
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science 60$4,335$4,454
Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Maori 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting
Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership 60$3,874$3,981
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science 120$8,404$8,635
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 120$8,132$8,356
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 120$7,748 - $8,404$7,961 - $8,635
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 120$10,018$8,295
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 120$24,676$25,356
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 120$10,018$8,295
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 195$14,654$15,057
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 264$18,489$18,997
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 120$8,404$8,635
Postgraduate Diploma in Education 120$7,748$7,961
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management 120$9,062$9,311
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts 120$8,404$8,635
Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 120$9,062$9,311
Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology 120$8,670$8,908
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120$8,670$8,908
Postgraduate Diploma in Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning 120$7,961
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology 120$8,181$8,406
Postgraduate Diploma in Science 120$7,748 - $9,018$7,961 - $9,266
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 120$7,748$7,961
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science 120$8,670$8,908
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning 150$9,684$9,952
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori 120$7,748$7,961
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting
New in 2023
Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 120$8,670$8,908
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership 120$7, 748$7,961
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