Research postgraduate entry requirements

You must have completed a bachelors (honours) degree or postgraduate diploma from the University of Auckland, or a postgraduate taught qualification from a recognised university (or similar).

A Research Masters includes a thesis or research portfolio of at least 90 points. For masters supervisors and research projects, see FindaThesis, the research webpages for your area of interest or contact the postgraduate adviser for your faculty.

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.

On completion of an undergraduate degree with good academic grades in a field relevant to your chosen specialisation, you may enter a 240-point, and specific 180-point, masters degrees. Previous work experience may be taken into account.

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

To see the entry requirements for your intended programme(s), visit Find a study option.


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