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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.

Online Application Form

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

Apply for admission to a University of Otago College of Education Master of Arts Programme.

Further Information

Further information on the admissions process.


For further information, contact one of our Postgraduate & Distance (Education Studies) coordinators at:

Programme Requirements

Master of Arts (MA) in Education - coursework option


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