Master of Arts
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 1–2 years full-time
2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:
The Master of Arts (MA) degree consists of taught coursework, which may include internship opportunities, and independent research in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It provides the opportunity to critically examine current practices in the field, while also demonstrating understanding of the principles of research.
MA students within Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts benefit from:
Those interested in a research-focused programme of study in their subject may consider the Master of Arts (Thesis).
You will need to have qualified for an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard).
You must also satisfy the prerequisites for a major subject. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.
If you do not meet the prerequisites in your chosen subject, you may be able to complete a qualifying course, or substitute relevant professional practice or other work experience that satisfies your ability to pursue postgraduate-level studies in that subject.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):
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The Master of Arts degree consists of a total 180 points, made up from a 30-point compulsory course in introductory research methods, at least 60 points in a single subject, a maximum of 30 points from an internship or other relevant subject, and a 60-point dissertation.
You would normally begin studies in February, but a July start may be possible, with studies taught over three semesters (18 months full-time).
Part-time study is also possible for up to 3 years, however the dissertation course would normally be completed full-time.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Arts.
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