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Degree

Master of Arts in Philosophy (Taught)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Philosophy (Taught)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    36,086 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    2 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

optional
Research

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
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 Philosophy (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 can you study in Philosophy?

Study opportunities reflect the university research expertise, which includes the following:

Ancient and medieval philosophy, Continental European philosophy, Ethics, Political philosophy, Philosophy of language, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of the arts, Philosophy of religion, Epistemology, Philosophy of science

You can customise a course of study that achieves a balance between breadth and depth suitable to your needs and interests. At masters level you have the opportunity to focus on in-depth research of one specific area.

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 240 points:

A BA with a major in Philosophy. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Logic and Computation, Ethics.  

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
not required
GMAT
not required

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).

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