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. 


  • UC’s 2021 tuition fees are still to be confirmed and approved by the Ministry of Education.  Your Enrolment Agreement reflects the current estimate which may be subject to change.
  • 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
2021 Estimate based
on indicated points
Doctor of Education (EdD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$7,022$7,099
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$7,683$7,767
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points360$7,022 - $8,459$7,099 - $8,552
MastersPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
2021 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$12,396
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 180$11,778$11,908
Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Architectural Engineering 120$8,814$8,911
Master of Arts 120
Master of Audiology 240$17,542$17,735
Master of Bicultural Co-governance of Natural Resources 180Not open to new enrolments in 2020Not open to new enrolments in 2021
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 180$36,000$36,396
Master of Business Information Systems 180$14,616$14,777
Master of Business Management (MBM) 180$14,616$14,777
Master of Civil Engineering 120$8,814$8,911
Master of Commerce 180$11,778$11,908
Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning 180Not open to new enrolments in 2020Not open to new enrolments in 2021
Master of Counselling 240$16,864$17,049
Master of Criminal Justice 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 180$12,648$12,787
Master of Education 120
Master of Engineering 120$8,814$8,911
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 210$15,070$15,236
Master of Engineering in Management - includes project fee120$11,760$11,889
Master of Engineering in Transportation 180$12,866 - $13,221$13,007 - $13,366
Master of Engineering Studies 120$8,814$8,911
Master of European Union Studies 180$10,918$11,038
Master of Financial Engineering 180$13,221$13,366
Master of Financial Management 180$14,616$14,777
Master of Fine Arts 120$7,683$7,767
Master of Forestry Science 120
Master of Geographic Information Science 120
Not available to new enrolments 2020Not available to new enrolments 2021
Master of Health Sciences 240$16,380$16,560
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 180$12,648$12,787
Master of Human Interface Technology 120Not available in 2020Not available in 2021
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$11,046$11,167
Master of Laws 120$7,852$7,938
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) 120$7,852$7,938
Master of Linguistics 180$10,918$11,038
Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Music 120$7,683$7,767
Master of Policy and Governance 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Product Design -New in 2021180$13,366
Master of Product Innovation - New in 2021180$13,366
Master of Professional Accounting 240$19,488$19,702
Master of Science Variable$7,535 - $8,771 per 120 points$7,618 - $8,867 per 120 points
Master of Social Work 120$7,022$7,099
Master of Social Work (Applied) 240$15,070$15,236
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health 180$12,648$12,787
Master of Specialist Teaching 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$17,542$17,735
Master of Sport Science 180$12,648$12,787
Master of Strategic Communication 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Teaching and Learning - Primary or Secondary180$11,303$11,427
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 180$11,303$11,427
Master of Te Reo Māori 240$15,070$15,236
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 180$12,261$12,396
Master of Water Resource Management 240$16,348$16,528
Master of Writing 180$11,303$11,427
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$12,648$12,787
Professional Master of Geospatial Science & Technology 180$12,648$12,787
HonoursPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
2021 Estimate based
on indicated points
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 120$7,535$7,618
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 120$7,852 - $7,956$7,938 - $8,043
Bachelor of Music with Honours 120$8,174$8,264
Bachelor of Science with Honours 120$7,535 - $7,743$7,618 - $7,828
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours 120Not open to new enrolments in 2020Not open to new enrolments in 2021

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

Postgraduate DiplomasPoints2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
2021 Estimate based
on indicated points
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science 120$8,174$8,264
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 120 $7,909 $7,996
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 120$7,535$7,618
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 120$9,740$9,851
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 120$24,000$24,264
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 120$9,740$9,851
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 195$14,253$14,410
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 264$17,983$18,181
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Endorsements in 7 different areas120$7,535$7,618
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts 120$8,174$8,264
Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 120$8,814$8,911
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science 120Not open to new enrolments in 2020Not open to new enrolments in 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology 120$8,432$8,525
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 120$8,771$8,867
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology 120$7,956$8,043
Postgraduate Diploma in Science 120$7,535 - $8,771$7,618 - $8,867
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 120$7,535$7,618
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science 120$8,432$8,525
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori 120$7,535$7,618
Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 120$8,432$8,525
Postgraduate Certificates (60 Points)Points2020 Estimate based
on indicated points
2021 Estimate based
on indicated points
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies - includes Antarctic field trip60$9,413$9,535
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering 60$4,407$4,455
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Business 60$3,926$3,969
Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering 60$4,407$4,455
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching 60$4,385.50$4,433
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 60$4,216$4,262
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Education 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 60$4,407$4,455
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology 60$4,216$4,262
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 60$4,216$4,262
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology 60$3,978$4,022
Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership 60$3,768$3,804
Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 60$4,386$4,434
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Design -New in 202160$4,445
Postgraduate Certificate in Product Innovation -New in 202160$4,455
Postgraduate Certificate in Science 60$3,768 - $4,386$3,809 - $4,434
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science 60$4,216$4,262
Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership 60$9,590$9,696
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Māori 60$3,768$3,809
Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 60$3,768$3,809
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