The Master of Arts is a programme of advanced study and research. This qualification is structured to include both research methodology and coursework papers, followed by either a full year thesis or the option to pursue a site-based research project and dissertation.
Programme code: MX3689
Duration: 2 years full time / 5 years part time
Venue: City campus
Start date: 2 March 2015 / 20 July 2015
AUT encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.
In the first year, students are introduced to the multidisciplinary study of development within culturally diverse communities. The core papers include: Tā Te Ao Mārama and Tikanga Rangahau. Students' research skills are developed in preparation for the thesis.
In the final year, students write a thesis or complete a site-based project and dissertation.
It is recommended that students enrol in 948410 Tikanga Rangahau — Research Methodologies.
Or any papers listed in the Masters of Arts Table or other postgraduate papers with the approval of the programme leader
and 15 points from:
108006 Reading Paper
288501 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
288502 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
288600 Policy Research and Evaluation
289702 Social Research Design and Analysis
918402 Tangata Pasifika: The New Peoples of the Pacific
918404 Pacific Epistemologies and Research Methodologies
948414 Academic Practice in the Changing World
919404 Tohu Whairawa: Māori Business and Enterprise
949009 Contemporary Pacific Literature
Graduates will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety of organisations including but no limited to:
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.