Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Epsom
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

The MProfStuds is a masters degree with a professional focus.

Specialisations available:

  • Data Science
  • Digital Security
  • Education
  • Food Safety
  • International Relations and Human Rights
  • Mathematics Education
  • Teaching Chinese in Schools
  • Translation

It can be a useful way to continue your postgraduate study if you already have a masters degree.

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Professional Studies in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

  • 120 points
  • Advanced taught courses in your chosen specialisation
  • May include a dissertation, depending on your specialisation
  • One year full-time or up to two years part-time for a research masters
  • One year full-time or up to four years part-time for a taught masters
  • Mathematics Education may be taken as a research masters

You can find the requirements for your study in the MProfStuds Schedule.

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.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree
  • An honours degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years’ professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPA of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPA will be required.

  • To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.
  • To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.
  • To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree
  • An honours degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years’ professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPA of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPA will be required.

  • To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.
  • To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.
  • To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.

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.

  • Taught 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

    • No bands less than 6.0.
    • Translation specialisation has a higher requirement.

    See alternative English language requirements

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree (which includes one year of postgraduate-level study)
  • A one-year postgraduate degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPE of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPE will be required.

  • To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.
  • To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.
  • To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.
  • To enrol in the Translation specialisation you need to have an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5. Alternatively, for non-native speakers of English, you need to have at least three years of tertiary education in the English medium.

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree (which includes one year of postgraduate-level study)
  • A one-year postgraduate degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPE of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPE will be required.

  • To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.
  • To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.
  • To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.
  • To enrol in the Translation specialisation you need to have an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5. Alternatively, for non-native speakers of English, you need to have at least three years of tertiary education in the English medium.

How much does a Master of Professional Studies cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,253 – $9,926*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 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

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

The Mathematics Education specialisation starts in Summer School.

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?

Our professional programmes can sharpen the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in your chosen field or progress your existing career. Completing an MProfStuds can make you readily identifiable as holding the skills to participate in your chosen field and contribute to its advancement.

Ricardo completed a Master of Professional Studies in International Relations and Human Rights and now works as a diplomat in Indonesia.

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