Taught master's degrees
At UC we use the following terms for different purposes but to signal similar types of degree:
These are professionally focused master’s degrees, most of which can be completed in around 12 months full-time study. The majority of taught master's degrees consist of coursework only, but some include a dissertation or project report.
Admission to a master’s degree is based on the evaluation of evidence of your ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice. The primary basis for selection is on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to other factors.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet the UC’s English language requirements to gain entry.
Admission to master’s degrees can be competitive, and some departments and schools may, have additional requirements. Refer to the specific master’s programme you are interested in for detailed entry requirements.
Taught master’s degrees are available in the following subjects:
- Master of Applied Data Science
- Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting
- Master of Applied Finance and Economics
- Master of Architectural Engineering
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Information Systems
- Master of Business Management
- Master of Civil Engineering
- Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience
- Master of Education
- Master of Engineering in Management
- Master of Engineering in Transportation
- Master of Engineering Studies
- Master of Financial Engineering
- Master of Financial Management
- Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice
- Master of International Relations and Diplomacy
- Master of Laws International Law and Politics
- Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership
- Master of Policy and Governance
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Social Work (Applied)
- Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health
- Master of Specialist Teaching
- Master of Sport Science
- Master of Strategic Communication
- Master of Te Reo Māori
- Master of Teaching and Learning
- Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal
- Master of Writing
- Professional Master of Engineering Geology
- Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology
A number of master’s programmes allow for a combination of individual research and coursework. All are completed in a one-to-two-year period (longer if part-time) depending on your earlier qualifications and the particular degree.
Part-time study because of employment, family, health or other reasons may be possible but is not automatic.