Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

If you already have a masters degree, the MLitt enables you to carry out postgraduate research without doing a PhD.

You can complete an MLitt in any subject offered by the Faculty of Arts, subject to approval and availability of supervision.

Programme structure

  • 120-point thesis
  • One year of full-time study or up to two years of consecutive part-time study

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Masters degree

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You need to have completed a masters degree in any discipline with first or second class honours.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    Masters degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

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.

How much does a Master of Literature cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,398 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $39,584.40*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

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

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

You can further your research interests with a second masters degree in the same subject or undertake research in a new subject. This can be useful for your academic or professional career, especially if you don’t want to undertake doctoral study.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

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