Master of Philosophy

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The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a one year research only masters degree. It provides an opportunity for students to undertake a research topic of an applied or professional nature, under the supervision of Te Ara Poutama, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development staff.

Alternatively, the MPhil can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.

Programme code: AK3720
Level: 9
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full time / 3 years part time
Venue: City and North Shore campuses
Starting date: Anytime

Entry requirements

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What this qualification covers

Students will complete an original thesis during this year of study. Staff in Te Ara Poutama are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics. The faculty has extensive research capabilities in the following areas:

  • Language Revitalisation
  • Māori economic development
  • Māori entrepreneurship
  • Māori language revitalisation
  • Māori multimedia
  • Māori media
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Pacific development
  • Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori
  • Treaty of Waitangi

Career opportunities

It is expected that graduates with a Master of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career leading to a Doctor of Philosophy. Alternatively, their research topic may lead them to a position of expertise in their chosen field.

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.38pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.