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.
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.
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.
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