MPhil - Screen and Media 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.
Screen and Media Studies at Waikato makes sure you keep pace with new tools and platforms for the rapidly evolving media industry. You'll get high-quality learning experiences with up-to-date resources in our top 250 QS-rated programme.
- Applied Linguistics
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- International Management
- Materials and Processing
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Population Studies and Demography
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism Management
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|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|
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|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.|
- Arts Administrator
- Audio Visual Production
- Creative Business Owner
- Cultural Policy Analyst
- Public Relations Practitioner
- Script Writer
Papers available within Screen and Media Studies
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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Candidates for the MMCT in Screen and Media Studies should normally have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline and have achieved at least a B average or better.
Please note: Students applying for the MMCT will be encouraged to submit a portfolio comprised of examples of written or practical work (film, animation, VR etc). Candidates are expected to have some experience with any software packages they wish to use for their projects.
Students can choose the following options to complete their MMCT in 1 calendar year, or 1.5 calendar years.
Option 1: Creative Practice-Based MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), MEDIA508 (30 pts) and a 120 point thesis, MEDIA594.
Option 2: Traditional Research-Based MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), MEDIA507 (30 pts) and a 120 point thesis MEDIA594.
Option 3: School of Arts/Design MMCT - Students must complete 180 points at 500 level including MEDIA501 (30 pts), 60 points from MEDIA504, MEDIA507, MEDIA508, MEDIA590 (all 30 pts) or any other 30 point 500 Level paper offered by the University, and MEDIA593.