Master’s and doctoral study

Do you have an Honours’ degree and want to continue your learning journey? Find out what comes next with Master’s and doctoral study.

Master of Arts

The MA can be studied within the School in Asian Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish or Literary Translation Studies.

Prospective MA applicants should contact the School’s postgraduate coordinator to discuss their plans. All proposals must be approved by the relevant staff and reviewed by the School’s research committee.

For more information, please visit the Master of Arts 120 points.

Master of Arts in Literary Translation Studies

Students undertaking the MA in Literary Translation Studies research the theory and practice of literary translation. This MA is by thesis only and can follow one of two formats: 1. a theoretical stream, where the main body of the thesis consists of the critical assessment of a particular theory of translation accompanied by a case study; 2. a practical stream, where the main body of the thesis consists of an actual translation accompanied by a critical component. Topics reflect the languages and cultures taught in the School and the research profiles of staff.

Students interested in Literary Translation should take a look at the Master of Arts 120 points and the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation website.

Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

The 180-point Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation offers students the opportunity to take their bilingual or multilingual skills to the next level.

For more information, visit the Master of Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation page.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis is a major piece of original research. The minimum period of registration before a PhD thesis can be submitted for examination is 36 months full-time (or equivalent). The PhD can be completed within the School in Asian Studies, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Pacific Studies, Spanish or Literary Translation Studies.

For more information on the PhD, please see the PhD page on the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ website or contact the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research (WFGR).

Postgraduate coordinator

If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate study in our School, please contact:

Senior Lecturer
School of Languages and Cultures