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A Master of Philosophy in Faculty of Culture and Society is a one-year degree that allows graduates to expand their research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest.

Programme details

Programme code: AK3720
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / up to 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: Any time

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Must have completed one of the following with the equivalent of a B grade average or higher:

  • Four-year bachelor's degree OR
  • Bachelor's honours degree OR
  • Bachelor's degree and postgraduate diploma OR

Bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience relevant to the proposed research.

Other requirements
May be required to complete an approved research methods paper

For information on applying for the Master of Philosophy programmes please contact or (09) 921 9999 ext 8481.

Structure and content

The MPhil is a one year research only degree. It provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary research of an applied or professional nature.

The degree allows a student to complete a one year research project and thesis, and may provide a pathway to doctoral studies.

Career opportunities

Graduates wishing to advance their careers and make a contribution to advancing areas of knowledge and critiquing existing knowledge, practices and policies will find the skills developed during the research process invaluable.

Popular career destinations for research graduates are education (all levels), public (governmental) and private agencies and departments both New Zealand based and international.

Last updated: 14 Apr 2010 10:56am

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