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 subject: Ancient History, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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

Prerequisite subject: Anthropology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ANTHRO 796 Thesis or ANTHRO 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

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 subject: Language Teaching, Linguistics, TESOL, or a language, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LANGTCHG 796 Thesis or LINGUIST 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–765, LINGUIST 724, 731

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


Art History

Prerequisite subject: Art History, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ARTHIST 796 Thesis or ARTHIST 795 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

75 points from ARTHIST 701–737, 793, 794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

45 points: ARTHIST 792 Dissertation


Asian Studies

Prerequisite subject: Asian Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by 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 730, 732–742, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704, 745, 747, 748, POLITICS 751

90 points: ASIAN 793 Thesis


Chinese

Prerequisite subject: Chinese, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CHINESE 796 Thesis or CHINESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759 , CHINESE 730, 732–742

90 points: CHINESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, CHINESE 730, 732–742

45 points: CHINESE 792 Dissertation


Criminology

Prerequisite subject: Criminology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: CRIM 796 Thesis or CRIM 797 Research Portfolio


Development Studies

Prerequisite subject: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Global Studies, History, Māori Studies, Pacific Studies, Politics and International Relations or Sociology, or an equivalent subject approved by 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 ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, INDIGEN 711, 712, 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 subject: Drama, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Economics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including ECON 701, 711 and either ECON 721 or 723 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Education, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: EDUC 796 Thesis or EDUC 797 Research Portfolio


Employment Relations and Organisation Studies

Prerequisite subject: Employment Relations and Organisation Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including BUSINESS 710 and BUSINESS 704 or 705 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GLMI 796 Thesis


English

Prerequisite subject: English, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: ENGLISH 796 Thesis or ENGLISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points from DRAMA 708, ENGLISH 700–787

90 points: ENGLISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points from DRAMA 708, ENGLISH 700–787

45 points: ENGLISH 792 Dissertation


French

Prerequisite subject: French, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Gender Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GENDER 796 Thesis or GENDER 797 Research Portfolio


Geography

Prerequisite subject: Geography, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: GEOG 796 Thesis


German

Prerequisite subject: German, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Greek, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: History, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: HISTORY 796 Thesis or HISTORY 797 Research Portfolio


Italian

Prerequisite subject: Italian, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Japanese, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: JAPANESE 796 Thesis or JAPANESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

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

90 points: JAPANESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

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

45 points: JAPANESE 792 Dissertation


Languages and Literature

Prerequisite subject: Languages and Literature, or one of the subjects listed below, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee and 90 points in another of the subjects listed below including a language competence course at Stage III or equivalent language competence approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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


Latin

Prerequisite subject: Latin, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Linguistics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Logic and Computation, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: LOGICOMP 796 Thesis


Māori Studies

Prerequisite subject: Māori Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MĀORI 796 Thesis or MĀORI 797 Research Portfolio


Mathematics

Prerequisite subject: Mathematics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Media, Film and Television, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MEDIA 796 Thesis or MEDIA 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

60 points from MEDIA 704–746, SCREEN 713

60 points: MEDIA 793 Dissertation


Museums and Cultural Heritage

Prerequisite subject: Museums and Cultural Heritage, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Pacific Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PACIFIC 796 Thesis or PACIFIC 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

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

45 points: PACIFIC 792 Dissertation


Philosophy

Prerequisite subject: Philosophy, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Politics and International Relations, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: POLITICS 796 Thesis

or

30 points from POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 700– 729, 733–777

90 points: POLITICS 794 Thesis


Psychology

Prerequisite subject: Psychology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including PSYCH 306, or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: PSYCH 796 Thesis


Screen Production

Prerequisite subject: Screen Production, or equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: SCREEN 797 Project


Sociology

Prerequisite subject: Sociology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Latin American Studies or Spanish, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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

Prerequisite subject: Statistics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including STATS 210 or 225 or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

90 points: STATS 798 Thesis

30 points from STATS 701–706, 708–787, BIOINF 704

Taught Masters

75 points from STATS 701–706, 708–787, BIOINF 704

45 points: STATS 793 Dissertation


Translation Studies

Prerequisite subject: Translation Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Taught Masters

30 points: TRANSLAT 700

30 points from TRANSLAT 713, 719, 720

60 points: TRANSLAT 791 Dissertation

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


Ancient History

Prerequisite subject: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Classical Studies and Ancient History, or a major in Greek or Latin including 90 points in Ancient History or Classical Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee. Students must have passed 15 points from ANCHIST 310, 340, GREEK 101, LATIN 101, or equivalent approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Anthropology or Anthropological Science, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Language Teaching, TESOL, Linguistics or a language, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points from CHINESE 739 or 740, 741 or 742, FRENCH 717, JAPANESE 750, LANGTCHG 740, 760

75 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–764, LINGUIST 720–722, 724, 726, 730, 731

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

Taught Masters

30 points from CHINESE 739 or 740, 741 or 742, FRENCH 717, JAPANESE 750, LANGTCHG 740, 760

165 points from LANGTCHG 700–740, 746, 747, 751, 752, 754, 756, 760–764, LINGUIST 720–722, 724, 726, 730, 731

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


Art History

Prerequisite: A major in Art History, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ARTHIST 701–794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

120 points: ARTHIST 796 Thesis or ARTHIST 795 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

195 points from ARTHIST 701–794, MUSEUMS 700, 704, 705, 750

45 points: ARTHIST 792 Dissertation


Asian Studies

Prerequisite subject: Chinese, Japanese or Korean, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee, or a major in Asian Studies or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee with relevant language skills approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: ASIAN 700, 701

75 points from ASIAN 708–780, CHINESE 724–742, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704–748, 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 724–742, 732–737, COMPLIT 703, 705, HISTORY 707, 720, 737, JAPANESE 704–745, 747, 748, POLITICS 751

90 points: ASIAN 793 Thesis


Chinese

Prerequisite subject: Chinese, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, CHINESE 724–782

120 points: CHINESE 796 Thesis or CHINESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, CHINESE 724–782

90 points: CHINESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from ASIAN 700, 701, 752–759, CHINESE 724–782

45 points: CHINESE 792 Dissertation


Criminology

Prerequisite subject: Criminology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: CRIM 700

90 points from CRIM 701–710, 780, SOCIOL 703, 713, 740, 742, 747

120 points: CRIM 796 Thesis or CRIM 797 Research Portfolio


Development Studies

Prerequisite subject: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Global Studies, History, Māori Studies, Pacific Studies, Politics and International Relations or Sociology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: DEVELOP 701, 709, 710, 712

60 points from ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, INDIGEN 711, 712, 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 ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, INDIGEN 711, 712, 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 ANTHRO 753, 754, CHINESE 727, DEVELOP 702–706, 713–717, ECON 771, EDUC 705, 710, 766, ENVMGT 744, 746, GEOG 714, 715, INDIGEN 711, 712, 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 subject: Drama, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Economics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including ECON 301, 311, 321 or equivalent courses 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 subject: Education, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from EDPROFM 700, 702, EDPROFST 754, EDUC 700–791

120 points: EDUC 796 Thesis or EDUC 797 Research Portfolio


Employment Relations and Organisation Studies

Prerequisite subject: Employment Relations and Organisation Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: English or Writing Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from DRAMA 708, ENGLISH 700–787

120 points: ENGLISH 796 Thesis or ENGLISH 797 Research Portfolio

or

150 points from DRAMA 708, ENGLISH 700–787

90 points: ENGLISH 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from DRAMA 708, ENGLISH 700–787

45 points: ENGLISH 792 Dissertation


French

Prerequisite subject: French, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Geography, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

15 points: ENVSCI 701

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

120 points: GEOG 796 Thesis


German

Prerequisite subject: German, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Greek, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: History, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Italian, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: ITALIAN 700

90 points from COMPLIT 705, ITALIAN 702–782

120 points: ITALIAN 796 Thesis or ITALIAN 797 Research Portfolio

or

30 points: ITALIAN 700

120 points from COMPLIT 705, ITALIAN 702–782

90 points: ITALIAN 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

30 points: ITALIAN 700

165 points from COMPLIT 705, ITALIAN 702–782

45 points: ITALIAN 792 Dissertation


Japanese

Prerequisite subject: Japanese, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

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

120 points: JAPANESE 796 Thesis or JAPANESE 797 Research Portfolio

or

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

90 points: JAPANESE 793 Thesis

Taught Masters

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

45 points: JAPANESE 792 Dissertation


Languages and Literature

Prerequisite subject: A major in one of the subjects listed below, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee and at least 90 points in another of the subjects listed below including a Stage III language acquisition course or equivalent language competence approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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


Latin

Prerequisite subject: Latin, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Linguistics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from LINGUIST 700–743

120 points: LINGUIST 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from LINGUIST 700–743

45 points: LINGUIST 792 Dissertation


Logic and Computation

Prerequisite subject: Logic and Computation, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Māori Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from ARTHIST 730, 736, INDIGEN 711, 712, MĀORI 700–790

120 points: MĀORI 796 Thesis or MĀORI 797 Research Portfolio


Mathematics

Prerequisite subject: Mathematics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including either MATHS 332 and MATHS 320 or 328, or MATHS 340, 361, 363 or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Media, Film and Television, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: MEDIA 781 Project

90 points from MEDIA 704–746, SCREEN 713

120 points: MEDIA 796 Thesis or MEDIA 797 Research Portfolio

Taught Masters

30 points: MEDIA 781 Project

150 points from MEDIA 704–746, SCREEN 713

60 points: MEDIA 793 Dissertation


Museums and Cultural Heritage

Prerequisite subject: Anthropology, Art History, History, Māori Studies, Museums and Cultural Heritage or Sociology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

at least 30 points from ARTHIST 718, MUSEUMS 704

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 subject: Pacific Studies, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: PACIFIC 700, 702

75 points from PACIFIC 701, 704–781, 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

45 points: PACIFIC 700, 702

150 points from ARTHIST 730, 732, EDUC 710, 712, ENGLISH 700, GEOG 715, INDIGEN 711, 712, MĀORI 700, 710, 711, PACIFIC 701, 704–781

45 points: PACIFIC 792 Dissertation


Philosophy

Prerequisite subject: Philosophy, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Politics and International Relations, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 700–729, 733–780

120 points: POLITICS 796 Thesis

or

150 points from POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 700–729, 733–780

90 points: POLITICS 794 Thesis


Psychology

Prerequisite subject: Psychology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including PSYCH 306 or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points from PSYCH 707–762

120 points: PSYCH 796 Thesis


Screen Production

Prerequisite subject: Screen Production, or an equivalent subject approved by the 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 subject: Sociology, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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 subject: Spanish, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including at least two non-language acquisition courses, one of which must be at Stage III or equivalent courses approved by the Academic Head or nominee

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

Prerequisite subject: Statistics, or an equivalent subject approved by the Academic Head or nominee including STATS 210 or 225 or an equivalent course approved by the Academic Head or nominee

Requirement:

Research Masters

150 points from BIOINF 704, STATS 701–706, 708–787

90 points: STATS 798 Thesis

Taught Masters

195 points from BIOINF 704, STATS 701–706, 708–787

45 points: STATS 793 Dissertation


Translation Studies

The 240 point MA in Translation Studies was withdrawn in 2018.

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