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Master of Literature - Pacific Studies

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
University of Auckland
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Course details

Summary

Complete a second masters degree in an Arts subject.

Programme overview

The MLitt is an alternative to the PhD if you already have a masters degree and want to complete a substantial research project. You can complete an MLitt in most subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts, subject to approval and availability of supervision. You may be able to further your research interests in the same subject as your first masters degree, or undertake research in a new area.

Programme structure

120-point thesis

One year of full-time study or up to two years of consecutive part-time study

Pacific Studies:

Pacific Studies enables you to develop a broad knowledge of the Pacific and enhance your cultural awareness.

Subject overview

You can take different approaches to your study of the Pacific. Study opportunities include Pacific indigenous knowledge, society and culture, music and dance, history, art and identity, as well as Pacific languages and linguistics.

Where can Pacific Studies take you?

An understanding of the Pacific and Pacific peoples can be an asset for careers in education, the public service, the health sector, social service, business, journalism, marketing, language teaching and translation.

Where could this programme take you?

An MLitt could be useful for a range of academic or professional careers, especially if you don’t want to undertake doctoral study.

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Entry criteria

You need to have completed a masters degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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