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Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in Philosophy
Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in Philosophy

Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in Philosophy

  • ID:UO640195
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$27,966.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$27,966.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
  • Every applicant must either
    • be a graduate, or
    • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
  • In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme. Applicants must normally have achieved an average grade of at least B+ in the papers at the highest level in the programme.

English Requirement

  • IELTS, Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • Internet-based TOEFL, Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22 . The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483
    (Please note we do not accept MyBest TOEFL scores)

  • Paper-based TOEFL, score of 587 (TWE 4.5) The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Minimum of 176

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Minimum of 176

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57

  • LanguageCert, International ESOL: C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery (LRWS) with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill

  • University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP), Grade C or higher

  • University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes, Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade

  • University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade

Course Information

The Master of Arts (MA(Thesis)) prepares candidates for employment in education, regional and national government agencies, the private sector, and industry. The MA(Thesis) enables candidates to engage in a significant piece of independent research, providing specialist knowledge in their topic area and transferable analytical, research and writing skills. The degree is also an entry qualification for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The MA(Thesis) normally requires at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, study and entails completion of a thesis. The normal admission requirement is a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) degree in one of at least 24 subjects, but admission on the basis of alternative qualifications and experience is possible. Some thesis candidates may be required to pass approved postgraduate papers before embarking on the thesis research, but will be advised of that before enrolment.

The questions which philosophers discuss are so basic and so general that at some time or other most people have come across them. Philosophy is the attempt to assess the foundations of our beliefs and the principles we live by.

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