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MPhil

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree has a status higher than that of other Masters degrees but lower than that of the PhD degree. It is a research degree designed to recognise an original contribution to knowledge and the comments on the originality and significance of the PhD thesis apply here too. However, it is intended that an MPhil thesis be the product of only one year of full-time research (though in practice candidates invariably take longer) and the original contribution to knowledge will therefore be less than would be expected in a PhD thesis.

The thesis submitted for the degree demonstrates expertise in the methods of research; displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area.

This degree does not include a conditional enrolment period.

Key information

Study Locations Hamilton
Faculty All
Domestic Fees $5,900-$6,266 per year
International Fees $28,675 - $37,710 per year

Subjects

These are all the subjects available for the Master of Philosophy

TITLE TYPE
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Chinese
Computer Science
Development Studies
Earth Sciences
Economics
Electronics
English
Finance
French
Geography
German
History
International Management
Japanese
Labour Studies
Law
Linguistics
Management and Sustainability
Management Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Population Studies
Population Studies and Demography
Psychology
Screen and Media Studies
Sociology
Sport and Leisure Studies
Statistics
Strategic Management
Theatre Studies
Tourism Management
Women's and Gender Studies
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Email: postgrad@waikato.ac.nz

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