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Postgraduate subject

Pacific Studies

07 November 2023
Pacific Studies explores the navigation and settlement of the Pacific Ocean, including the first settlement of New Zealand.


Pacific Studies


Postgraduate Pacific Studies research can be undertaken at UC. You will benefit from the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, offering postgraduate students access to contacts with major research institutes and universities, and opportunities to take part in engaging research across multiple disciplines.

Pacific Studies Professor Steven Ratuva

Pacific Studies

What will my study involve?

  • Access UC’s extensive collection of Aotearoa and Pacific literature housed in the Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown | Macmillan Brown Library. Developed from the personal library of John Macmillan Brown, a distinguished academic on Pacific Studies, the library contains original works from the 18th and early 19th centuries covering history from Aotearoa and the Pacific region, including literature, manuscripts, photographs, and artworks.

Pacific Studies

Career opportunities

Pacific Studies prepares you for careers in a wide range of fields including teaching, government, foreign service, community development, museum management, and organisational management.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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