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Master of Arts (MA)

The Master of Arts (MA) degree normally requires at least one year of full-time, or its equivalent in part-time, study entailing completion of a thesis. The thesis is a major piece of supervised research on a topic of current interest.

The primary aim of the programme is to develop in a candidate skills needed to identify a significant topic, design and implement an extended piece of research, and present the findings in a form acceptable to an expert readership.

Admission to the MA normally requires successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Education with a B+ average, or appropriate qualifications acceptable to the College and the Division of Humanities.

Further information and application

Please note, you should contact the College of Education before applying for entry into the MA programme.

Read more about the Master of Arts programme and the postgraduate admission process.  To apply, please use the yellow "apply now" button.

Contact

If you would like to talk to someone about the Master of Arts, please contact: postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz

Programme Requirements

Master of Arts (MA) in Education

Thesis
  • Thesis: EDUC 5

Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Education or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Education must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Education prior to undertaking the thesis.

Master of Arts (MA) in Education - coursework option

Papers

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