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4 Top Masters of Arts in New Zealand 2020

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

A Master of Arts or Master of Science degree is a graduate-level course of study that typically requires more rigorous and focused work than an undergraduate degree. Students may pursue this education to deepen their understanding of topics learned in undergraduate school or to train for a specific career field.

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Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design

Whitecliffe Arts Management graduates are fully equipped to manage a broad spectrum of arts enterprises. As well as an in-depth understanding of contemporary best busines ... [+]

MA in Arts Management

Whitecliffe Arts Management graduates are fully equipped to manage a broad spectrum of arts enterprises. As well as an in-depth understanding of contemporary best business practice, our graduates understand those special needs of artists and their art forms.

Artist, entrepreneur, intellectual, manager, educator, social worker, politician; an arts manager must wear many hats and so requires multiple skills. The enormous growth in arts companies and organisations with paid management teams in New Zealand over the last 20 years has developed an ever-increasing need for qualified arts managers.

Traditionally arts managers tend to fall into two categories; those with a business background and those who are, or have been artists and wish to develop their business skills. The Whitecliffe Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master of Arts in Arts Management (MAAM) degrees provide a much-needed bridge between art and commerce.... [-]

New Zealand Auckland
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Waikato

Are you interested in a career teaching English as a second language overseas, at University level? Some countries, such as those in Asia, require you to have a Masters l ... [+]

Master of Arts (Applied)

Are you interested in a career teaching English as a second language overseas, at University level? Some countries, such as those in Asia, require you to have a Masters level qualification to do this. Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) provides you with the qualification you need.

You'll complete Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) (MA(Applied)) by studying papers on specialist topics. Your studies will give you the skills you need to work overseas. You might already be working in a different area of language teaching in New Zealand and are thinking about heading overseas, so you'd like to gain the qualification you need to do this.

Some of the topics you'll study are specific to Waikato's MA(Applied). These topics include discourse analysis and teacher cognition studies. Another distinctive topic that's increasing in importance is the theory and concepts of English for academic purposes. When you study this topic, you'll learn how to teach students who are doing higher degrees and research, so you'll develop the skills you need to teach International students doing post-graduate education. You'll be completing a degree that was the first of its kind in New Zealand - the MA(Applied) was introduced in 1992, and was the first applied linguistics degree offered here.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
March 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Waikato

The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a sub ... [+]

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a substantial component of independent research. The Master of Arts may be taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies.

Master of Arts under Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Are you seeking the ability to think critically and communicate well? A Master of Arts (MA) from Waikato will teach you the skills to work independently and see a major project through to completion. These are characteristics that are highly sought after by employers.

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New Zealand Hamilton
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Full-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
Victoria University of Wellington

Take a detailed look at your specialist area and open doors to new opportunities in language-related careers. ... [+]

Overview

Take a detailed look at your specialist area and open doors to new opportunities in language-related careers.

You can complete the 180-point MA programme in TESOL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Learning and Teaching. You'll need at least a B average in your major subject in your undergraduate degree to enroll.

You'll complete a mix of coursework and research working with some of New Zealand’s leading academic staff. Study alongside students from around the world and emerge as an expert in your subject.

Flexible options

Take advantage of flexible study options to tailor your studies to your needs. You can choose from a range of courses, and TESOL, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Learning and Teaching students can study either on campus or by distance. You can complete your Master's in one year of full-time study or over two or three years part-time. And for most programmes, you're also able to start studying at the beginning of any of the three trimesters during the year.... [-]

New Zealand Wellington
March 2020
Full-time
1 - 4 years
Campus