Regulations - Arts


The Degree of Master of Arts – MA

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

either

a (i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) passed the specified prerequisite courses for one of the subjects listed in the Master of Arts Schedule with a Grade Point Average of 5 in 45 points above Stage II

or

b (i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Auckland in the intended subject with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher over the programme

or

(ii) completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts from the University of Auckland in the intended subject with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher over the programme

or

(iii) completed the requirements for a qualification approved by Senate or its representative as equivalent to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, with a Grade Point Average of 5 over the programme.

2 A student who has passed courses with a total value of only 345 points towards the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and has passed:

a all other requirements for the degree

and

b the specified prerequisite courses for one of the subjects listed in the Master of Arts Schedule with a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in that subject

may, with the approval of the relevant Academic Head or nominee, enrol for this degree. The requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts must be completed during the first semester of initial enrolment for the Degree of Master of Arts. Should these requirements not be completed within that semester, enrolment for the Degree of Master of Arts will be suspended until they have been completed.

3 Admission to this degree requires approval from the relevant Academic Head or nominee and is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a or 2 must:

a pass courses with a total value of 240 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 280 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

6 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements for one of the subjects as listed in the Master of Arts Schedule.

b A student enrolled for this degree must complete:

either

(i) for a Research Master of Arts, a Thesis or Research Portfolio as specified in the subject requirements

or

(ii) for a Taught Master of Arts, a research component of at least 45 points as specified in the subject requirements.

c A student who has to complete 240 points for this degree must achieve, in the first 120 points of enrolment, an average grade of B, or, for a research Masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio for the subject. If the grade required is not achieved, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

d A student who has to complete 240 points may include, with the approval of the Academic Head or nominee, up to 60 points from courses in other Master of Arts subjects or other 700 level courses offered at this University, or from appropriate courses from an approved programme of study at a university outside New Zealand approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

e A student who has to complete 120 points may include up to 30 points, with the approval of each of the Academic Heads or nominees, from courses in other Master of Arts subjects or other 700 level courses offered at this University.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Thesis / Research Portfolio / Dissertation

8 a A thesis, research portfolio, or dissertation, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis or dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee or Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

c The thesis, research portfolio or dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

9 A student who does not meet the requirements of this degree may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Arts to another qualification for which they can meet the requirements. This will normally be a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts for all subjects except Language Teaching and Learning, for which courses passed will be reassigned to the Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours/Distinction/Merit

11 This degree may be awarded with either Honours, Distinction or Merit in accordance with the General Regulations – Master Degrees.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts were thereby repealed.

Master of Arts (MA) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following subjects:


Ancient History

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Ancient History

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ANCHIST 796 Thesis or ANCHIST 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from ANCHIST 719, 724, 727, 728, 737, 756

90 points: ANCHIST 793 Thesis


Anthropology

Requirement:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Anthropology

120 points: ANTHRO 796 Thesis or ANTHRO 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Anthropology

60 points from ANTHRO 700–759

60 points: ANTHRO 790 Dissertation

or

75 points from ANTHRO 700–759

45 points: ANTHRO 792 Dissertation


Applied Linguistics

Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least two years of secondary or tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will need a minimum of 6.5 IELTS (Academic) or equivalent.

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Language Teaching/TESOL, or in Linguistics, or a language, or other relevant subject, or a PGDipLT, or equivalent

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LANGTCHG 796 Thesis or LINGUIST 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 742, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–764, LINGUIST 724, 729, 731

45 points: LANGTCHG 757, 790 Dissertation, or LINGUIST 792 Dissertation


Art History

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Art History

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ARTHIST 796 Thesis or ARTHIST 795 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

75 points from ARTHIST 703–737, 793, 794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

45 points: ARTHIST 792 Dissertation


Asian Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Asian Studies or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ASIAN 796 Thesis or ASIAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from ASIAN 708–758, CHINESE 707–730, 732–737, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704, 745, 747, 748, KOREAN 705, POLITICS 751

90 points: ASIAN 793 Thesis


Chinese

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Chinese or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CHINESE 796 Thesis or CHINESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from CHINESE 707–730, 732–737, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

90 points: CHINESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from CHINESE 707–730, 732–737, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

45 points: CHINESE 792 Dissertation


Comparative Literature

The MA in Comparative Literature was withdrawn in 2017.


Criminology

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Criminology

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CRIM 796 Thesis or CRIM 797 Research Portfolio


Development Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Development Studies or in one of Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Māori Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: DEVELOP 796 Thesis

or

30 points: DEVELOP 709, 710

90 points: DEVELOP 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

60 points: DEVELOP 701, 709, 710, 712

15 points from DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, MĀORI 732, 743, PACIFIC 700, POLITICS 707, 724, 729, 750, 751, 754, 763, SOCIOL 700, 713, 718, 732, 735

45 points: DEVELOP 792 Dissertation or DEVELOP 793 Portfolio in Research


Drama

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Drama or Drama Studies, or an equivalent qualification and submission of a project proposal approved by the Coordinator of Drama

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: DRAMA 796 Thesis or DRAMA 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from DRAMA 701, 705, 708, 710–716, 719–730, EDUC 756, ENGLISH 703, 706, 709, 711, 759

90 points: DRAMA 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

120 points from DRAMA 701–730, EDUC 756, ENGLISH 703, 706, 709, 711, 759, including at least 45 points from DRAMA 709, 717, 770, 792 Dissertation


Economics

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Economics including ECON 701, 711, and either 721 or 723 or 726

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points from ECON 701–783

90 points: ECON 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from ECON 701–783

45 points: ECON 792 Dissertation


Education

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Education

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: EDUC 796 Thesis or EDUC 797 Research Portfolio


Employment Relations and Organisation Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Employment Relations and Organisation Studies, including BUSINESS 710 and either 704 or 705 or equivalent

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GLMI 796 Thesis


English

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in English

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ENGLISH 796 Thesis or ENGLISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from ENGLISH 700–779, 782, 785, DRAMA 708

90 points: ENGLISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from ENGLISH 700–779, 782, 785, DRAMA 708

45 points: ENGLISH 792 Dissertation


French

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in French

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: FRENCH 796 Thesis or FRENCH 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from FRENCH 701–778

90 points: FRENCH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from FRENCH 701–778

45 points: FRENCH 792 Dissertation


Gender Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Gender Studies or equivalent, or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GENDER 796 Thesis or GENDER 797 Research Portfolio


Geography

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Geography

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GEOG 796 Thesis


German

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in German

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GERMAN 796 Thesis or GERMAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

at least 15 points from GERMAN 702–778

up to 15 points from COMPLIT 701–778

90 points: GERMAN 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

at least 60 points from GERMAN 702–778

up to 15 points from COMPLIT 701–778

45 points: GERMAN 792 Dissertation


Greek

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Greek

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GREEK 796 Thesis or GREEK 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from GREEK 709, ANCHIST 719, 756

90 points: GREEK 794 Thesis


History

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in History

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: HISTORY 796 Thesis or HISTORY 797 Research Portfolio


Italian

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Italian

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ITALIAN 796 Thesis or ITALIAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from ITALIAN 701–778

90 points: ITALIAN 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from ITALIAN 701–778

45 points: ITALIAN 792 Dissertation


Japanese

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Japanese or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: JAPANESE 796 Thesis or JAPANESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from JAPANESE 704–745, 747, 748, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, HISTORY 707

90 points: JAPANESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from JAPANESE 704–745, 747, 748, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, HISTORY 707

45 points: JAPANESE 792 Dissertation


Languages and Literature

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Languages and Literature, or a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in one of the subjects available and at 90 points in another of these subjects, including a language competence course at Stage III (or equivalent language competence)

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LANGLIT 796 Thesis or LANGLIT 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from 700 level courses in another of the subjects available

90 points: Thesis in one of the subjects available

Taught Masters

at least 15 points from 700 level courses in one of the subjects available

at least 30 points from 700 level courses in another of the subjects available or Comparative Literature

at least 30 points from appropriate 700 level language competence courses, in a language other than the student’s first language for this degree if those points have not been taken in that language for the BA(Hons) or PGDipArts

45 points: LANGLIT 792 Dissertation

Subjects available: Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Māori Studies, Spanish


Latin

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Latin

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LATIN 796 Thesis or LATIN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from LATIN 709, ANCHIST 719, 756

90 points: LATIN 794 Thesis


Linguistics

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Linguistics

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LINGUIST 796 Thesis

or

30 points from LINGUIST 700–743

90 points: LINGUIST 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from LINGUIST 700–743

45 points: LINGUIST 792 Dissertation


Logic and Computation

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Logic and Computation

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LOGICOMP 796 Thesis


Māori Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Māori Studies

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MĀORI 796 Thesis or MĀORI 797 Research Portfolio


Mathematics

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Mathematics

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MATHS 796 Thesis

or

30 points from MATHS 701–770, 777, 781–789, 792–794 or approved 700 level courses in related subjects with the approval of the Academic Heads or nominees

90 points: MATHS 798 Research Portfolio


Media, Film and Television

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Film, Television and Media Studies, or Media, Film and Television

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MEDIA 796 Thesis or MEDIA 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

60 points from MEDIA 704–745, SCREEN 713

60 points: MEDIA 793 Dissertation


Museums and Cultural Heritage

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Museums and Cultural Heritage or, in exceptional cases, such other subject as approved by the Coordinator of the Programme, or equivalent

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUSEUMS 796 Thesis or MUSEUMS 797 Research Portfolio


Music

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Music, or equivalent

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUS 796 Thesis


Pacific Studies

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Pacific Studies or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PACIFIC 796 Thesis or PACIFIC 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

75 points from PACIFIC 701–712, ARTHIST 730, 732, EDUC 710, 712, ENGLISH 700, GEOG 715, MĀORI 700, 710, 711

45 points: PACIFIC 792 Dissertation


Philosophy

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Philosophy

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PHIL 796 Thesis or PHIL 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

75 points from PHIL 701, 720–766, 768, 769, 774–777

45 points: PHIL 792 Dissertation


Politics and International Relations

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Political Studies or Politics and International Studies

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: POLITICS 796 Thesis

or

30 points from POLITICS 700–777, POLICY 701, 702

90 points: POLITICS 794 Thesis


Psychology

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Psychology and PSYCH 306

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PSYCH 796 Thesis


Screen Production

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Screen Production or equivalent qualification and submission of a project proposal approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: SCREEN 797 Project


Sociology

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Sociology

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: SOCIOL 796 Thesis or SOCIOL 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

60 points from SOCIOL 700–790

60 points: SOCIOL 794 Dissertation

or

75 points from SOCIOL 700–790

45 points: SOCIOL 792 Dissertation


Spanish

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Spanish

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: SPANISH 796 Thesis or SPANISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from SPANISH 718–778

90 points: SPANISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from SPANISH 718–778

45 points: SPANISH 792 Dissertation


Statistics

Subject to CUAP approval

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Statistics and STATS 210 or 225

Requirement:

Research Masters

90 points: STATS 798 Thesis

30 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704

Taught Masters

75 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704

45 points: STATS 774 Dissertation


Translation Studies

Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum overall score of 7 IELTS (Academic) with no band lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Students need to have competence in one of the languages offered for the degree equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course at Stage III or above at this University.

Prerequisite: A PGDipTranslationStud with an average grade of B+ or higher, or equivalent in a qualification in a related area, as approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points from TRANSLAT 705, 708, 712, 716–718, 724, 777, 778, COMPLIT 703, 707, 709, 711, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, 777, 778, GERMAN 777, 778, ITALIAN 702, 777, 778, KOREAN 705, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723, 777, 778

30 points: TRANSLAT 726 Project

60 points: TRANSLAT 714, 790 Dissertation

or

30 points from FRENCH 702, 703, 777, 778, GERMAN 701, 777, 778, ITALIAN 700, 777, 778, MĀORI 713, SPANISH 700, 777, 778

30 points from TRANSLAT 717, 777, 778, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, ITALIAN 702, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723

60 points: TRANSLAT 714, 790 Dissertation

Students who select the second option must choose language-specific acquisition and translation courses in a language other than the one in which they specialised in the PGDipTranslationStud or equivalent qualification.

A student who has to complete 240 points must satisfy the requirements for one of the following subjects:


Ancient History

Prerequisite: A BA major in Ancient History or Classical Studies, or a major in Greek or Latin plus 90 points in Ancient History or Classical Studies. Students must have passed at least one of ANCHIST 310, 340, GREEK 101, LATIN 101

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ANCHIST 719–792

120 points: ANCHIST 796 Thesis or ANCHIST 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from ANCHIST 719–792

90 points: ANCHIST 793 Thesis


Anthropology

Prerequisite: A major in Anthropology or Anthropological Science

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ANTHRO 700–782 including 30 points from ANTHRO 700, 718, 726, 727, 733

120 points: ANTHRO 796 Thesis or ANTHRO 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

180 points from ANTHRO 700–782

60 points: ANTHRO 790 Dissertation

or

195 points from ANTHRO 700–782

45 points: ANTHRO 792 Dissertation


Applied Linguistics

Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least two years of secondary or tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will need a minimum of 6.5 IELTS (Academic) or equivalent.

Prerequisite:

either

a) A Bachelor degree with a major in Language Teaching/TESOL, or in Linguistics, or a language, or other relevant subject with the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

or

b) A Bachelor degree and at least two years of second language teaching experience

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points from CHINESE 707 or 709, 708 or 710, FRENCH 717, JAPANESE 750, LANGTCHG 740, 760

75 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 742, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–764, LINGUIST 720–722, 724, 726, 729–731, 741

135 points: LANGTCHG 757, LANGTCHG 796 Thesis, or LINGUIST 709, LINGUIST 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points from CHINESE 707 or 709, 708 or 710, FRENCH 717, JAPANESE 750, LANGTCHG 740, 760

165 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 742, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–764, LINGUIST 720–722, 724, 726, 729–731, 741

45 points: LANGTCHG 757, 790 Dissertation, or LINGUIST 792 Dissertation


Art History

Prerequisite: A BA in Art History

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ARTHIST 703–794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

120 points: ARTHIST 796 Thesis or ARTHIST 795 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

195 points from ARTHIST 703–794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

45 points: ARTHIST 792 Dissertation


Asian Studies

Prerequisite: A major in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, and at least 45 points at Stage II or above in Asian Studies or a major in Asian Studies with relevant language skills as approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: ASIAN 700, 701

75 points from ASIAN 708–780, CHINESE 707–737, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704–748, KOREAN 705, POLITICS 751

120 points: ASIAN 796 Thesis or ASIAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

45 points: ASIAN 700, 701

105 points from ASIAN 708–780, CHINESE 707–730, 732–737, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704–745, 747, 748, KOREAN 705, POLITICS 751

90 points: ASIAN 793 Thesis


Chinese

Prerequisite: A major in Chinese or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from CHINESE 707–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

120 points: CHINESE 796 Thesis or CHINESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from CHINESE 707–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

90 points: CHINESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from CHINESE 707–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

45 points: CHINESE 792 Dissertation


Comparative Literature

The MA in Comparative Literature was withdrawn in 2017.


Criminology

Prerequisite: A major in Criminology or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: CRIM 700, 701

60 points from CRIM 702–710, SOCIOL 703, 713, 740, 742, 747

120 points: CRIM 796 Thesis or CRIM 797 Research Portfolio


Development Studies

Prerequisite: A major in one of the subjects available for the BA(Hons) in Development Studies or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: DEVELOP 701, 709, 710, 712

60 points from DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, MĀORI 732, 743, PACIFIC 700, POLITICS 707, 724, 729, 750, 751, 754, 763, SOCIOL 700, 713, 718, 732, 735

120 points: DEVELOP 796 Thesis

or

60 points: DEVELOP 701, 709, 710, 712

90 points from DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, MĀORI 732, 743, PACIFIC 700, POLITICS 707, 724, 729, 750, 751, 754, 763, SOCIOL 700, 713, 718, 732, 735

90 points: DEVELOP 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

60 points: DEVELOP 701, 709, 710, 712

135 points from DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, MĀORI 732, 743, PACIFIC 700, POLITICS 707, 724, 729, 750, 751, 754, 763, SOCIOL 700, 713, 718, 732, 735

45 points: DEVELOP 792 Dissertation or DEVELOP 793 Portfolio in Research


Drama

Prerequisite: A Bachelors degree containing advanced level courses in Drama or Theatre

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from DRAMA 701–790, ENGLISH 703, 706, 709, 711, 759

120 points: DRAMA 796 Thesis or DRAMA 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from DRAMA 701–790, ENGLISH 703, 706, 709, 711, 759

90 points: DRAMA 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

240 points from DRAMA 701–730, EDUC 756, ENGLISH 703, 706, 709, 711, 759, including at least 45 points from DRAMA 709, 717, 770, 792 Dissertation


Economics

Prerequisite: A major in Economics including a pass in each of ECON 201, 211, 221, 381 and either ECON 321 or 322, or equivalent courses as approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ECON 701, 711

15 points from ECON 721, 723

105 points from ECON 702–784

90 points: ECON 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: ECON 701, 711

15 points from ECON 721, 723

150 points from ECON 702–784

45 points: ECON 792 Dissertation


Education

Prerequisite: A major in Education

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from EDUC 700–791

120 points: EDUC 796 Thesis or EDUC 797 Research Portfolio


Employment Relations and Organisation Studies

Prerequisite: A major in Employment Relations and Organisation Studies or equivalent

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: BUSINESS 710

15 points from BUSINESS 704, 705

60 points from GLMI 705–708

30 points from BUSINESS 704, 705, 711, 712, GLMI 701–704, 709–712, 750, 751

120 points: GLMI 796 Thesis


English

Prerequisite: A major in English

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ENGLISH 700–785, DRAMA 708

120 points: ENGLISH 796 Thesis or ENGLISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from ENGLISH 700–785, DRAMA 708

90 points: ENGLISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from ENGLISH 700–785, DRAMA 708

45 points: ENGLISH 792 Dissertation


French

Prerequisite: A major in French

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from FRENCH 701–790

120 points: FRENCH 796 Thesis or FRENCH 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from FRENCH 701–790

90 points: FRENCH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from FRENCH 701–790

45 points: FRENCH 792 Dissertation


Geography

Prerequisite: A major in Geography

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: ENVSCI 701

105 points from GEOG 711–779, EARTHSCI 705, 713, ENVMGT 741, 743, 744, 746, ENVSCI 704, 713, 737, 738

120 points: GEOG 796 Thesis


German

Prerequisite: A major in German

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: GERMAN 701

90 points from GERMAN 702–780

120 points: GERMAN 796 Thesis or GERMAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points: GERMAN 701

120 points from GERMAN 702–780

90 points: GERMAN 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: GERMAN 701

165 points from GERMAN 702–780

45 points: GERMAN 792 Dissertation


Greek

Prerequisite: A major in Greek

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 90 points from GREEK 707, 709, 714, 792

up to 30 points from ANCHIST 719, 749–751, 756

120 points: GREEK 796 Thesis or GREEK 797 Research Portfolio

or

120 points: GREEK 707, 709, 714, 792

30 points from ANCHIST 719, 749–751, 756

90 points: GREEK 794 Thesis


History

Prerequisite: A major in History

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: HISTORY 737

90 points from HISTORY 700–780

120 points: HISTORY 796 Thesis or HISTORY 797 Research Portfolio


Italian

Prerequisite: A major in Italian

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ITALIAN 700

90 points from ITALIAN 702–782, COMPLIT 705

120 points: ITALIAN 796 Thesis or ITALIAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points: ITALIAN 700

120 points from ITALIAN 702–782, COMPLIT 705

90 points: ITALIAN 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: ITALIAN 700

165 points from ITALIAN 702–782, COMPLIT 705

45 points: ITALIAN 792 Dissertation


Japanese

Prerequisite: A major in Japanese or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from JAPANESE 704–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

120 points: JAPANESE 796 Thesis or JAPANESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from JAPANESE 704–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

90 points: JAPANESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from JAPANESE 704–782, ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759

45 points: JAPANESE 792 Dissertation


Languages and Literature

Prerequisite: A major in one of the subjects listed below, and at least 90 points in another of these including a Stage III language acquisition course (or equivalent language competence)

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points from 700 level courses, including research essays or projects, in one of the subjects listed below

30 points from 700 level courses, including research essays or projects, in another of the subjects listed below or in Comparative Literature

30 points from appropriate 700 level language competence courses, in a language other than the student’s first language taken for this degree

and either

120 points: LANGLIT 796 Thesis or LANGLIT 797 Research Portfolio

or

90 points: Thesis in one of the subjects listed below

and

a further 30 points from 700 level courses in another of the subjects listed below


Taught Masters

at least 75 points from 700 level courses in one of the subjects listed below

at least 45 points from 700 level courses in another of the subjects listed below or in Comparative Literature

at least 60 points from appropriate 700 level language competence courses, in a language other than the student’s first language taken for this degree

60 points: LANGLIT 794 Dissertation

Subjects available: Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Māori Studies, Spanish


Latin

Prerequisite: A major in Latin together with GREEK 100 and 101

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 90 points from LATIN 707, 709, 714, 792

up to 30 points from ANCHIST 719, 749–751, 756

120 points: LATIN 796 Thesis or LATIN 797 Research Portfolio

or

120 points: LATIN 707, 709, 714, 792

30 points from ANCHIST 719, 749–751 756

90 points: LATIN 794 Thesis


Linguistics

Prerequisite: A major in Linguistics

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: LINGUIST 707, 709

15 points from LINGUIST 720, 721, 730

60 further points from LINGUIST 700–743

120 points: LINGUIST 796 Thesis

or

45 points: LINGUIST 707, 709

15 points from LINGUIST 720, 721, 730

90 further points from LINGUIST 700–743

90 points: LINGUIST 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

45 points: LINGUIST 707, 709

15 points from LINGUIST 720, 721, 730

135 further points from LINGUIST 700–743

45 points: LINGUIST 792 Dissertation


Logic and Computation

Prerequisite: A major in Logic and Computation

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767

15 points from PHIL 736–738

a further 90 points from COMPSCI 720, 750, 760, 767, LINGUIST 721, 724, LOGICOMP 701–782, MATHS 713, 715, PHIL 736–738

120 points: LOGICOMP 796 Thesis


Māori Studies

Prerequisite: A major in Māori Studies or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from MĀORI 700–790, ARTHIST 730, 736

120 points: MĀORI 796 Thesis or MĀORI 797 Research Portfolio


Mathematics

Prerequisite: A BA major in Mathematics including either (a) MATHS 332 and either MATHS 320 or 328, or (b) MATHS 340, 361 and either MATHS 362 or 363

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from MATHS 701–770, 777, 781–789, 792–794 or approved 700 level courses in related subjects with the approval of the Academic Head or nominee

120 points: MATHS 796 Thesis

or

150 points from MATHS 701–770, 777, 781–789, 792–794 or approved 700 level courses in related subjects with the approval of the Academic Head or nominee

90 points: MATHS 798 Research Portfolio


Media, Film and Television

Prerequisite: A major in Film, Television and Media Studies or Media, Film and Television or a related subject, or approval of the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: MEDIA 781 Project

90 points from MEDIA 704–745, SCREEN 713

120 points: MEDIA 796 Thesis or MEDIA 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

30 points: MEDIA 781 Project

150 points from MEDIA 704–745, SCREEN 713

60 points: MEDIA 793 Dissertation


Museums and Cultural Heritage

Prerequisite: A major in one of Anthropology, Art History, Māori Studies, Museums and Cultural Heritage or Sociology or, in exceptional cases, such other subject as approved by the Coordinator of the Programme in Museums and Cultural Heritage

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 30 points from MUSEUMS 704, ARTHIST 718

up to 90 points from ANTHRO 704, 708, 742, 756, ARTHIST 703, 706, 718, 719, 730, 731, 732, 734, 736, ENGLISH 718, HISTORY 705, MĀORI 741, MUSEUMS 700–780, SOCIOL 732

120 points: MUSEUMS 796 Thesis or MUSEUMS 797 Research Portfolio


Music

Prerequisite: A major in Music

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points from ANTHRO 727, 733, MUS 701, 740, 741, 742

90 points from ANTHRO 727, 728, 733, 753, 780, MUS 740–761, 790

120 points: MUS 796 Thesis


Pacific Studies

Prerequisite:

either

a major in Pacific Studies and a minor in one of Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Education, English, History, Linguistics, Māori Studies, Samoan, Sociology, Tongan, Women’s Studies

or

a major in one of the subjects listed above and a minor in Pacific Studies

Competency in a Pacific language equivalent to passes in COOKIS 201, SAMOAN 201, TONGAN 201, or equivalent will be required. The requirement may be satisfied while the student is enrolled for this programme.

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: PACIFIC 700

90 points from PACIFIC 701–781, ARTHIST 730, 732, EDUC 710, 712, ENGLISH 700, GEOG 715, MĀORI 700, 710, 711

120 points: PACIFIC 796 Thesis or PACIFIC 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

30 points: PACIFIC 700

165 points from PACIFIC 701–781, ARTHIST 730, 732, EDUC 710, 712, ENGLISH 700, GEOG 715, MĀORI 700, 710, 711

45 points: PACIFIC 792 Dissertation


Philosophy

Prerequisite: A major in Philosophy

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from PHIL 701, 720–766, 768, 769, 774–782

120 points: PHIL 796 Thesis or PHIL 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

195 points from PHIL 701, 720–766, 768, 769, 774–782

45 points: PHIL 792 Dissertation


Politics and International Relations

Prerequisite: A major in Political Studies or Politics and International Relations

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from POLITICS 700–780, POLICY 701, 702

120 points: POLITICS 796 Thesis

or

150 points from POLITICS 700–780, POLICY 701, 702

90 points: POLITICS 794 Thesis


Psychology

Prerequisite: A major in Psychology including PSYCH 306

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from PSYCH 707–762

120 points: PSYCH 796 Thesis


Screen Production

Prerequisite: A major in Film, Television and Media Studies or Media, Film and Television or a related subject, or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: SCREEN 701

30 points: SCREEN 700, or 702 and 705

60 points from SCREEN 709–715

120 points: SCREEN 797 Project

Note: enrolment for SCREEN 797 requires acceptance by the Academic Head or nominee of a project proposal as suitable for this MA


Sociology

Prerequisite: A major in Sociology

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from SOCIOL 700–790

120 points: SOCIOL 796 Thesis or SOCIOL 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

195 points from SOCIOL 700–790

45 points: SOCIOL 792 Dissertation

or

180 points from SOCIOL 700–790

60 points: SOCIOL 794 Dissertation


Spanish

Prerequisite: A major in Spanish including at least two advanced literature courses, one of which must be at Stage III

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: SPANISH 700

90 points from SPANISH 718–782

120 points: SPANISH 796 Thesis or SPANISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points: SPANISH 700

120 points from SPANISH 718–782

90 points: SPANISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: SPANISH 700

165 points from SPANISH 718–782

45 points: SPANISH 792 Dissertation


Statistics

Subject to CUAP approval

Prerequisite: A major in Statistics including STATS 210 or 225, and at least 90 points above Stage II

Requirement:

Research Masters

150 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704

90 points: STATS 798 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from STATS 701–703, 705, 708–787, BIOINF 704

45 points: STATS 774 Dissertation


Translation Studies

Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum overall score of 7 IELTS (Academic) with no band lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Students need to have competence in one of the languages offered for the degree equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course at Stage III or above at this University. Students need to achieve, in the first 120 points of enrolment, an average grade of B+. A student who does not meet this requirement may apply to reassign courses to a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies.

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Arts, or an equivalent qualification as approved by the Programme Coordinator

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points: TRANSLAT 719

30 points from TRANSLAT 716–718, 777, 778, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, ITALIAN 702, KOREAN 705, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723

30 points from TRANSLAT 715, FRENCH 702, 703, 777, 778, GERMAN 701, 777, 778, ITALIAN 700, 777, 778, JAPANESE 704, 706, MĀORI 713, PACIFIC 701, SPANISH 700, 777, 778

30 points from TRANSLAT 712, 713

60 points: TRANSLAT 714, 790 Dissertation

and

30 points from TRANSLAT 705, 708, 716, 717, 724, 777, 778, COMPLIT 703, 707, 709, 711, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, 777, 778, GERMAN 777, 778, GREEK 714, ITALIAN 702, 777, 778, KOREAN 705, LATIN 714, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723, 777, 778

30 points: TRANSLAT 726 Project

or

30 points from FRENCH 702, 703, 777, 778, GERMAN 701, 777, 778, ITALIAN 700, 777, 778, MĀORI 713, SPANISH 700, 777, 778

30 points from TRANSLAT 717, 777, 778, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, ITALIAN 702, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723

Note: Students who select the second option must choose language-specific acquisition and translation courses in a language other than the one in which they specialise for the first 120 points of this degree.

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