Discover the compelling postgraduate subjects on offer at the Stout Research Centre.


The Stout Research Centre adds to the University's unique strength in research on New Zealand's history. Our current staff specialise in Māori-Crown relations, histories of policing and intelligence, oral histories and family memory, and the cross-over between history and heritage. Stout Research Centre historians also co-supervise postgraduate students in a range of other programmes including science, creative writing, English, Anthropology and Māori Studies.

Museum and Heritage Studies

Designed for, and with, the sector, Museum and Heritage Studies will give you the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and sector experience you need for a career in galleries, libraries, archives and museums or in heritage management. Studying in the Museum and Heritage Studies programme, you will learn from academics with strong local and international networks, along with highly qualified professionals drawn from the sector

New Zealand Studies

Find out how New Zealanders understand their identity—looking at themes that span New Zealand's literary, oral and written histories. Offered as a postgraduate subject to students doing a Master of Arts or PhD, you’ll complete a thesis on the topic of your choice, that might range from Crown-Māori relations in a certain period, to the development of policing, to a micro-history of a specific event.