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The Master of Arts (MA) degree consists of taught coursework followed by an independent thesis in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It provides the opportunity to make a contribution to knowledge in the field and critically examine current practices, while also demonstrating understanding of the principles of research.

MA students within the College of Arts benefit from:

  • a lively and supportive postgraduate culture
  • numerous master's scholarships
  • 11 relevant research centres.

The Master of Arts degree consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Coursework (1 year)
  • Part II: A thesis (2 years)

Honours may be awarded if the student completes within the timeframe. Distinction or Merit may be awarded if the student completes an MA by thesis-only in the timeframe and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

An MA will mark you out as someone with high level thinking and writing skills, knowledge of research and the ability to plan and complete a major task. A PhD will qualify you as a researcher on an international level. With both degrees, you become an expert in your chosen area of study, able to expand critical horizons and to participate in both media scholarship and policy.

All of the programme’s academics are active researchers with international publication records. We have particular strengths in journalism, international media and politics, as well as critical analysis of the media from a wide range of perspectives. See the list of recent student topics on the right and visit our People page to see areas of staff expertise. We warmly welcome you to talk with us about your options.

Media and Communication attracts a wide range of research students, including New Zealand residents and students from countries as diverse as Canada, Malaysia, Germany, Argentina, China, Philippines and the Maldives. They come via a variety of routes: some from an Honours degree, some from overseas universities and some from professional careers.

Topics studied in recent years include:

  • Environmental and science journalism
  • Heroes and villains in the Americas Cup
  • The Maori public sphere
  • Sexualised advertising in women’s magazines
  • The reporting of poverty
  • Journalists on film
  • The journalism of Michael King
  • The colonisation of public space by outdoor advertising
  • Reporting of the Iraq War
  • The commercialisation of Polynesian youth cultures
  • Masters in Media and Communication

Further study

Doctor of Philosophy

Career opportunities

Media and Communication courses are an excellent preparation for a career in a communication industry or profession, from the news media to marketing or government communication. While many Media and Communication graduates enter careers directly related to their studies, some graduates tend to initially enter careers that seek university graduates of any discipline, but which offer ample opportunity to use their knowledge, skills and perspectives on communication in society.

Many organisations place a high value on people who can develop relationships between media and the public as well as manage internal communications. These same skills are also valued by government departments and agencies, both in liaising with the public and in developing policy.

Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor

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College of Arts

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (2 - 3 YEARS)

Biaya kuliah
NZ$30.700,00 (Rp 291.828.634) per tahun
Full Programme Fees for 240 points: NZ $61,400

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Tanggal mulai

22 Februari 2021, 19 Juli 2021

Tempat

University of Canterbury

Warehouse, 20 Kirkwood Ave,

Ilam,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Upper Riccarton,

8041, New Zealand

Persyaratan masuk

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Students must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the major subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required. Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours or equivalent with good grades may be admitted to the Master of Arts by thesis (Part II only) in that subject. English language requirements: IELTS academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL (iBT) total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening; TOEFL PBT with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5; CCEL EAP Level 2 with a minimum B+ grade; CAE or CPE score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE with an overall score of 64 and no PTE communicative skills score below 58; NZCEL Level 5.

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Students must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the major subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.

Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours or equivalent with good grades may be admitted to the Master of Arts by thesis (Part II only) in that subject.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 90, with a minimum score of 19 in Reading, Listening and Writing.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 58 and no communicative skills score below 50.

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