Masters degree entry requirements

Masters degrees are usually either one year (120 points), 18 months (180 points), or two years (240 points), of full-time study. Eligibility depends on completed prior study. Not all programmes include all options.

There are two types of Masters degrees:

  • Research Masters, which include a thesis or research portfolio of at least 90 points
  • Taught Masters, which are usually comprised of taught courses, but may include a dissertation or research project of less than 90 points.

Admission to a 120 point Masters degree

Normally this requires a completed bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas.

For masters supervisors and research projects, see FindaThesis, the research webpages for your area of interest or contact the postgraduate adviser for your faculty.

Admission to a 180 point Masters degree

This normally requires a completed bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account.

Admission to a 240 point Masters degree

This normally requires a completed bachelor degree from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account.

Supplementary requirements

Many programmes such as architecture, fine arts, music, urban design or writing, require supplementary evidence of creative ability (eg, a portfolio or audition).

Contact

Phone: +64 923 5025 (within Auckland)
Phone:  0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
Phone: +64 9 373 7513 (if overseas)
Email: postgradinfo@auckland.ac.nz