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MPhil - Population Studies as a subject

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.

Learn about Population Studies through the Te Ngira Institute for Population Research at Waikato and gain a solid, research-led understanding of the population issues facing developed and developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the South Pacific.


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Key information

Years: 1-2
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,626 - $8,276 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $36,995 - $48,650 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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  • Health Sector Analyst
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  • Policy Analyst
  • Social Sciences Researcher

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Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.


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Subject links

Te Ngira Institute for Population Research


Subject Requirements

Full requirements for Population Studies as a single major, part of a double major, or a minor subject are available in the Catalogue of Papers.


Contacts

School of Social Sciences
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4040
General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: [email protected]