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Degree

Master of Arts in Pacific Studies (Taught)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Pacific Studies (Taught)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    36,086 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    1 year

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Overview

Master of Arts in Pacific Studies (Taught)

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.

What you can study in Pacific Studies

You can take advanced courses and undertake your own research in areas such as:

  1. Pacific politics, culture, health, economy, environment, society and history
  2. Pacific languages, language teaching and linguistics
  3. Interdisciplinary research and analysis of the Pacific and its peoples
  4. Pacific indigenous knowledges, expressive and performing arts, and world-views
  5. Migration, identity and transnational connections across the Pacific and Pacific Rim, especially in New Zealand

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$52,490

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$36,086

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

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. 

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the GPE requirement, the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is an appropriate pathway to the 120-point Master of Arts.

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

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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