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Forms and guidelines

Humanities Strategic Plan 2017–2020 (PDF)

Academic Procedures, Guidelines and Forms

For forms and guidelines for new paper and programme proposals go to the Academic Committees information page.

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Application forms – students

Go to the Enrolment Page for enrolment and application information about programmes of study.

Bridging Scholarships

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Human resources/employment

Go to the Human Resources website for information on the Academic Confirmation process

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For Humanities Research and Study Leave enquires:

Humanities research funding

Humanties research network funding

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Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) documents

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Performing Arts Fund

Visit the Performing Arts Fund information page

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PhD Conference Funding

To apply for conference funding, PhD students will need to complete and send to the Humanities Divisional Office both the following forms:

Research Masters'


The Research MA six monthly report is an interactive PDF, which means that you will be able to type information directly into it and save it.
Mac users, please open, save and reopen the PDF in Preview, NOT in Adobe.

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Taught or Coursework Masters'

Taught or Coursework Masters' degrees comprise a number of postgraduate papers and a research component, normally 40-60 points.  Most taught masters are administered within the Subject Programme. 

These Guidelines apply to the examination of all 500-level dissertations, reports and projects, and include information about extensions.

Master of Arts (Coursework)

The Master of Arts (Coursework) is administered through the Division, and relevant information can be found on the Master of Arts (Coursework) information page.

MA(Coursework) information page

Master of Arts (Coursework) handbook (available in January 2020)

Dissertation examination process

Nomination of Examiners

Please email this form to the MA (Coursework) co-ordinator


Send the following completed or adapted documents with a digital copy of the dissertation or studio project to the two examiners

Results documents for convenors

Use this calculator to assess the level of award (pass, credit or distinction) and final result including papers.

Use/adapt this template email to consult with examiners when there is a significant difference between recommended grades

MA(Coursework) results form and memo

Referee process where examiners do not agree

Honours and Postgraduate Diploma

These Guidelines apply to the examination of all 400-level dissertations, reports and projects, and include information about extensions.