Master’s study

Study for a Master of Arts by thesis in a range of subjects or a Master of Museum and Heritage Practice.

The Stout Research Centre offers supervision for a Master’s by thesis in New Zealand Studies and History. Applicants must have completed a BA(Hons) in the relevant subject area or in an approved discipline. Entry is usually restricted to those students awarded a first or upper-second class Honours degree although applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Intending applicants should contact the Director of the Stout Research Centre to discuss their plans. Applicants will be asked to submit a written proposal. Further information about the MA, including the Master's Guidelines, can be found on the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' website.

The Master of Museum and Heritage Practice comprises taught courses, practicums and a dissertation based on original research. A highlight of the programme is the annual Museum and Heritage Wānanga at Hongoeka Marae as part of MHST511/515.

If you want to focus on independent research, you can complete the Diploma of Museum and Heritage Practice and then do the Master of Arts by thesis in Museum and Heritage Studies. If this is your plan you should do MHST 513 Research Methods as one of your chosen diploma courses to help you develop your research skills and pick a thesis topic.

Entry requirements and application details are on the Master of Museum and Heritage Practice pages.