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Degree

Master of Arts in Development Studies (Taught)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Development Studies (Taught)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $36,086 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Options
Research

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 08-December-2021 2021-12-08
Winter-July 04-July-2021 2021-07-04
Winter-July 04-July-2022 2022-07-04

Overview

Master of Arts in Development 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 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.

What can you study in Development Studies?

You can take advanced courses in:

  1. Theories of international development
  2. Development praxis
  3. Development policy and institutions
  4. Development research
  5. Ethics and governance in international development
  6. Gender and development
  7. Humanitarian interventions
  8. Global health and development

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$51,166

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $15,080
Tuition 1 person $36,086

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

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).

Academic background and requirement

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.

Career opportunities

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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