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Master of Arts (Thesis)

MA(Thesis)
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Arts (Thesis), MA(Thesis), is composed of a substantial body of original research in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It gives you an opportunity to contribute to new knowledge and build your academic skills. Find out about studying an MA(Thesis) through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Master of Arts (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Duration
1-2 years full-time

START

Master of Arts (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Start In
First day of any month

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $7,627
  • International — $35,400

Overview


Master of Arts (Thesis)

Introduction

The Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis) is composed of a substantial body of original research in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It provides the opportunity to contribute to new knowledge in the field and build on academic skills.

MA(Thesis) students within Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts benefit from:

  • a lively and supportive postgraduate culture
  • access to world-class research centres in the humanities and social sciences.

Those interested in coursework-based studies and internship opportunities in their subject may consider the Master of Arts.



Master of Arts (Thesis)

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need to have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) within one of the Arts subjects offered in the MA(Thesis).

With approval, you may be able to complete the MA(Thesis) in a different subject from your BA(Hons) qualification.

Note: The Child and Family Psychology major has other requirements - see the Regulations for the Master of Arts (Thesis) for more information.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Arts (Thesis) or use the admission requirements checker.

One or more courses or research may require vaccination

The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. At UC, our programmes are strongly connected to our communities of practice. For many of our programmes, you will not be able to complete research or practice-oriented courses if you are not vaccinated. This is due to research/practice taking place in health centres and schools/kura where all employees and volunteers are required to be vaccinated.

For enrolment in the Child and Family Psychology major, you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.

How to apply

See Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts website for the MA(Thesis) enrolment process and the application form.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Arts (Thesis)

Further Study - Body

Further study

You may choose to go onto Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in your subject.

With permission from the Dean of Postgraduate Research, you may apply to transfer your master's thesis to the PhD.

Master of Arts (Thesis)

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,627
  • International — $35,400

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,419
  • International — $34,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Please note this qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

Planning my study

Master of Arts (Thesis)

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Master of Arts (Thesis) degree consists of a 120-point thesis in a chosen subject.

You can begin studies on the first day of any month. Full-time study will usually take 1 to 2 years, and part-time study is available for up to 4 years.

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Arts (Thesis).

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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Please note:

This qualification is not funded by StudyLink.

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