These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.
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 specialisation.
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 in:
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Taught 240 points:
A BA with a major in one of the subjects available for the BA(Hons) in Development Studies or approval of the Director of Development Studies. 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: Asian Studies, Geography, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, International Business, International Relations, Law, Political Science/Political Studies, Psychology, Social Work.
Graduates may work as community liaison officers, volunteer coordinators, development officers, refugee support coordinators, immigration advisers, project monitoring and evaluation advisers, environmental specialists, advocates or programme coordinators.
Government ministries employ graduates in policy, stakeholder relations, communications and research analyst or advisory roles.
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