Postgraduate study

The School offers a range of postgraduate study options, including diplomas, Honours, Master’s, and PhD programmes.

Subjects

Art History

Enhance your degree and gain advanced knowledge in art history while developing your research skills.

English

Experience the intellectual satisfaction of specialised study as a postgraduate student of English literature.

Film

Enhance your degree with a postgraduate qualification and gain advanced knowledge and skills in film.

Media Studies

Enhance your undergraduate degree with a postgraduate qualification and gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of Media Studies.

Theatre

Enhance you career prospects and gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge with postgraduate study of theatre.

Graduate Diploma in Arts

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (GDipArts) can be undertaken by graduates who do not have the necessary prerequisites for entry into the BA(Hons) or who want to extend their knowledge into an area outside their undergraduate degree.

For further information on application process, refer to the Graduate Diploma in Arts page on the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' website or contact the relevant Programme Director.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

A BA(Hons) degree consists of four 400-level courses. Prospective students should contact the relevant Coordinator to discuss a topic before enrolling. Entry to the BA (Hons) is based on achievement of at least a B average grade in the points relevant to the proposed BA(Hons) study.

For further information refer to the Bachelor of Arts with Honour or contact the relevant Postgraduate Coordinator.

Postgraduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Practice

The PGCertMHP consists of four 500-level courses worth 60 points. Entry into the PGCertMHP requires a Bachelor's degree and to be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.

For more information refer to Postgraduate Certificate in Museum and Heritage Practice.

Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Practice

The PGDipMHP consists of eight 500-level courses worth 120 points. Entry into the PGDipMHP requires a Bachelor's degree and to be accepted by the programme director as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.

For more information refer to Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Practice.

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

The PGDipArts consists of four 400-level courses. Entry to the PGDipArts requires the same average grade as for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

For further information refer to the Postgraduate Diploma of Arts.

Master of Arts

A Master of Arts (MA) degree within the School consists of a thesis with a maximum length of 40,000 words which has to be completed within 12 months.

For further information on the requirements and application process, please refer to the Master of Arts 120 points.

Additionally, please refer to: Master of Arts in SEFTMS page.

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

The Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is an intensive practice-based programme that allows you to hone your film making or theatre skills to prepare for a career in the creative industries.

For more information, refer to the Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice).

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD thesis is a major piece of original research resulting in a thesis with a maximum length of 100,000 words. It is examined after three years of supervised research.

Further information and guidelines about the PhD can be found on the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Science website and the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research website. For guidelines on the application process, refer to the Doctor of Philosophy in SEFTMS page.