The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one (120-point) or two-year (240-point) options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study.
Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialization.
The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.
In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.
You can take advanced courses and undertake your own research in areas such as:
Taught 120 points:
A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Pacific Studies with a GPA of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher in that subject.
The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Cook Island Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Dance, Education, Geography, Language Teaching, Music, Translation Studies.
If you do not meet the GPE requirement, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is an appropriate pathway to the 120-point Master of Arts.
Graduates with an in-depth understanding of Pasifika peoples are in demand. You might work in the public, not-for-profit or creative and cultural sectors.
Other opportunities include areas like teaching, health and social work, trade, tourism and development. You can also pursue a continuing career as a scholar in Pacific Island Studies.
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