A-Z of Postgraduate subjects
Higher level qualifications at masters and doctorate level are open to graduates with a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Examine major environmental and contemporary issues facing Antarctica.
Anthropology is a wide-ranging discipline that studies culture, society and the ways people around the world live.
Offered as a masters' degree to students from a variety of backgrounds who want to build data science capability.
Applied Psychology is one of the most recognised advanced psychology degrees in New Zealand.
UC offers practice-focused qualifications on technical and design architecture skills.
This programme will appeal to students intending to work in museums, art galleries and commercial art sectors.
Art History examines the visual world of artworks, building, objects and artefacts of our history.
The study of Fine Art objects offer unique insights into the societies, places and ideas from which they came.
Studying Art History and Theory develops expertise in how to look at things in detail and provides windows into histories and cultures.
Carry out intensive research on the universe with access to advanced technologies.
Audiology coursework trains professional clinical audiologists in acoustics, psychoacoustics and neuroscience.
Develop bicultural awareness within law and policy for resource use.
Postgraduate Biochemistry examines subjects as diverse as pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology.
Create medical engineering technologies for rehabilitation, therapeutics and medical informatics.
Postgraduate study allows in-depth and targeted research into biological fields, from oceanography to food production.
Research in Biosecurity is a growing need in face of climate change and sustainability of our ecosystems.
Develop knowledge of biochemical, molecular and evolutionary processes and economical solutions.
Gain core business skills required by commercial industries.
This programme offers personal and professional fulfilment with courses in advanced business knowledge.
Combining business with information systems, this programme provides specialist knowledge in technology innovation.
Increase your employability by gaining business skills and expertise.
Study one of the most fundamental sciences in understanding organisms.
Postgraduate study offers research and development of new products and processes.
Chemistry propels advances in modern society and has an important role in solving global challenges.
This programme was created to meet the rising demand for psychologists trained to support families.
The Chinese language courses offered at UC are suitable for a range of learners, including business people.
Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors through the eras.
Civil Engineering graduates can be found working in structural, geotechnical, transportation, and environmental fields.
Classics courses teach the Latin and Greek languages, and the history, literature and art of the ancient world.
This programme uses a strong practical component to facilitate understanding of real people and their experiences.
Carry out advanced research in Communication Disorders, including new communication devices and clinical testing.
A postgraduate discipline and a fast-growing area dealing with big data.
This subject will produce skilful language educators who can use technology to enhance learning around the world.
An analysis of user needs and creating appropriate solutions.
Postgraduate learning taught in block course mode allowing professionals to upskill while working.
This subject is designed to extend theoretical grounding and professional skills for work as a counsellor.
This is ideal for those who are seeking employment in a range of criminal justice sector occupations.
In Cultural Studies, 'culture' is understood very broadly, but with a strong emphasis on local everyday life.
Develop skills in programming and processing large volumes of digital data.
Study supporting children and young people who are deaf or require unique learning development.
Further develop 21st century applied skills for work in new media and digital industries.
Digital Humanities develops critical understanding of digital technologies and their role in scholarship and culture.
This is an interdisciplinary field around natural, social and political sciences, and the economics of disaster reduction.
This postgraduate study offers a one-year pathway into early childhood teaching.
A range of postgraduate qualifications, endorsed in Earthquake Engineering, are available at UC.
Conduct more in-depth research around native and introduced organisms in the environment.
Economics is the study of decisions about the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
UC offers postgraduate study combining economics with mathematics for advanced analysing skills.
Education focuses on three core areas: learning, child and adolescent development, and social and cultural studies.
Research the implementation of e-learning resources in the traditional classroom and the merits of online learning.
An increasingly-demanded discipline which covers everything from nano scale to power generation.
UC offers a range of postgraduate qualifications including some by flexible delivery for practicing engineers.
UC's master's degree is the only of its kind in Australasia.
A masters' degree preparing the next generation of senior management in the industry.
To study English is to learn the history of the English language and the importance of literature in our culture.
Are you curious about how the English language works or fascinated by how it has changed over time?
Environmental Science is a growth area for employment identifying environmental issues.
Gain a professional qualification analysing risks to health, such as air pollution and housing quality.
Studying Europe from afar provides perspective and a basis for comparative analysis.
Students conduct advanced research on Europe and the EU and meet with key international figures.
UC offers courses in diverse areas of evolutionary biology, including disease mutation, rare species and natural selection.
Postgraduate study in Film gives students more in-depth film industry knowledge and practice.
A range of postgraduate qualifications are available for students with previous study in Finance.
This master's provides hands-on applications and preparation for careers in business, finance, banking and public sectors.
Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field combining financial and economic theory with mathematical and computational tools.
Gain specialist skills managing financial process and information without a previous background in finance or accounting.
Fine Arts allows students to specialise in their chosen field while also exploring the liberal arts.
A postgraduate discipline focusing on designing buildings and facilities for life safety and property protection.
This subject is a hybrid of engineering, forestry and management.
Graduates are in rising demand with knowledge around meeting forestry needs with conservation.
UC's long-running and popular French department offers a major in French, and teaches language, culture and history courses.
UC offers specialist GISc qualifications where students can apply their skills to real world applications.
Studying Geography will allow you to take an informed and analytical view of our changing world, and of your place in it.
A postgraduate qualification in Geology offers a wider spectrum of specialisation for employment opportunities.
UC has extensive research strengths in geospatial technologies and spatial analysis.
German studies encompass language and culture, such as significant artistic, intellectual and historical developments.
Gain further studio practice in graphic design and modern digital processes.
Investigate the wellbeing of communities, from population density to domestic violence and elderly care.
Research effective means of promoting behavioural change towards healthier lifestyles.
This research-focused programme develops skills in technological health services and delivery.
Health Sciences provides students with a non-clinical degree and a multidisciplinary introduction to a range of health issues.
This degree will appeal to those already employed in the health sector or those wishing improve their professional practice.
History offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in British, European, global and New Zealand history.
Extend the use of te reo Māori in the classroom.
The only programme in the Southern Hemisphere and one of few in the world examining the complex culture of human-animal relationships.
UC's Master of Human Interface Technology offers students direct engagement with industry through projects and scholarships.
Postgraduate study in HRM will prepare students for major organisational development and managerial positions.
Gain a professional qualification for more focused areas of human services, such as youth development and criminal systems.
This programme is designed for developing professional practice around diverse learning needs.
Gain further expertise in business and technical skills to meet the rising demand for graduates in this subject.
Become a part of the growing IT and business sectors with innovative skills in information systems.
This specialist master's degree is designed for students with basic law knowledge to expand into international politics.
Graduates can gain a master's-level qualification in the popular area of foreign affairs.
Japanese at UC offers courses that cover a broad range of subjects, including language, literature, and culture.
The Journalism programme at UC produces multiskilled journalists who find work across the spectrum of media fields.
Postgraduate studies in Law offer students specialised research and expertise in a broad range of areas.
Support students with learning and behavioural difficulties in the classroom.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It bridges the social sciences, the humanities and the natural sciences.
Examine the theories and practice around literacy underachievement and development.
UC's postgraduate qualifications in Management cover specialist topics such as strategy and organisational behaviour.
UC's study offers development towards indigenous leadership and influence within the growing Māori economy.
Explore the culture, knowledge and philosophies of Māori and indigenous peoples.
There are many postgraduate qualifications available to specialise in particular areas of Marketing.
Combine advanced mathematics with investigations of the physical world.
Mathematics is a living subject with new processes, techniques and theories constantly being devised, tested and explored.
UC offers postgraduate research in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics.
Study advanced applications of mathematics and statistical analysis.
A discipline involved with the design and development of anything with moving parts.
Media and Communication enables students to understand profound societal shifts.
Develop modern scientific knowledge and techniques for medical diagnosis and therapy.
This postgraduate study prepares students for a career as a clinical scientist implementing treatment programmes.
Investigate specific kinds and effects of micro-organisms, such as water treatments and pesticides.
Our students are trained to become practitioners in the global music industry and its dynamic employment market.
Complete Doctoral study in music composition, culture or performance.
Complete master's study in Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Nursing through this joint programme with Ara.
Pacific Studies explores the navigation and settlement of the Pacific Ocean, including the first settlement of New Zealand.
Postgraduate Painting studies gives more self-directed activity towards your establish field practice.
UC offers postgraduate study supporting the wellbeing of those living with progressive conditions.
Philosophy will be enjoyed by anyone who is fascinated by ideas, who likes to think and to explore and who is curious.
Advanced studies in Photography offer an individually constructed programme in critical self-examination.
Modern Physics contributes to major advances in technology.
A broad field of research examining the function and evolution of plant organisms.
Graduates can obtain a professional capstone qualification in policy analysis.
Communities and their decision-making processes are our focus.
There is a rising need for educators with professional study on responding to youth who engage in challenging behaviour.
Students with an undergraduate degree can pursue this postgraduate study towards becoming a primary school teacher.
This programme offers students with no accounting background provisional membership to professional accounting bodies in the industry.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive and social processes in humans and animals.
Learn how renewable energy is transforming the world from reliance on fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems.
Russian is an important language, spoken by some 150 million people, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
UC offers Doctoral study for professional educators in science.
Sculpture postgraduate studies expand on your knowledge of contemporary sculptural practice.
Become a qualified high school teacher in UC's one-year programmes.
Social Work draws on interdisciplinary studies, to provide skills, knowledge, and personal influence to effect change.
Sociology is where human experiences - individual and public - meet to investigate the structure of societies.
Further develop knowledge and skills ensuring cost-effective delivery of efficient and reliable systems.
Learning Spanish offers access to a rich ancient and modern culture and language, and to an active community of learners on campus.
Utilise spatial technology to analyse health demographics and potential hazard data.
Learn teaching practice for diverse cultural and educational needs contexts.
Gain professional qualifications to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist.
Investigate and develop evidence-based practice in speech and language disorders.
This degree provides practising coaches and those employed in the sports industry professional skills development.
Students will gain advanced knowledge in nutrition, biomechanics and physiology for sport performance.
Statistics is a rapidly advancing science with many avenues for study and work. Most disciplines use statistics in some form.
This programme prepares students with professional skills in media, editorial and business communications.
Postgraduate study developing knowledge, skills and capabilities of managers and leaders.
Advanced study in the broader fields of accounting, law, economics and the impact of taxation on society.
UC offers a range of postgraduate teaching qualifications towards careers in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary teaching.
This master's programme offers an initial teacher education qualification to students seeking to become teachers.
Study in this endorsement offers professional development to language teachers.
Expand your teaching career overseas with advanced training and practice teaching English.
Te Reo Māori enables people to explore their identity as New Zealanders and to pass on the language of Aotearoa to others.
Develop a range of teaching approaches and assessment practices to advance your tertiary teaching skills.
A postgraduate discipline on transportation issues and enhancements with many courses offered in block format.
Gain practical experience in urban recovery and renewal at UC, in the heart of a changing community.
Carry out research at the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management towards New Zealand's water quality.
For students who wish to become professional creative, technical, academic or communications writers.
Experience hands-on research investigating specific animal groups.