Master's Program in Humanities in New Zealand

Compare Masters Programs in Humanities in New Zealand 2017

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Humanities and Social Sciences is a varied field of study that may prepare students for a wide variety of careers in a huge array of industries. Those who wish to work in social services, education or any career involving the arts may benefit from focusing on this area.

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. Overseas students will need to pay the full tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution.

Top Master Programs in Humanities in New Zealand 2017

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Master of Education

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 2 more

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. Master of Education This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. Target your study towards your area of professional expertise. Students are required to complete 180 points of taught papers, a research methods paper (30 points) and at least 30 points of research. Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over one calendar year. Programme Highlights Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas. Find out more about our staff. Choose to focus your study on one of the following subjects below as a programme of study or three specialisations (listed below). Alternatively, create your own programme of study by combining papers from Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, or include a paper from another faculty (subject to Postgraduate Leaders approval). Programmes of study for MEd Arts Education Education Education Studies Human Development Language and literacy education Mathematics education Science, Technology and Environmental Education Specialisations STEM Education Global Studies in Education Professional Learning This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga. Admission and enrolment Admission normally requires a bachelor's degree with at least a B average and teaching qualification. Note:... [-]

Master of Teaching and Learning

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. [+]

Master of Teaching and Learning The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers. The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently. Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). Programme highlights Individual and small group mentoring Identifies your personal strengths Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners. Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession. Master of Teaching and Learning This is a more intensive course aimed at high achievers. The one year programme is from January-December and requires a higher entry criteria. The advantage of completing this aspirational course is a higher starting... [-]

Master of Social Sciences

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. Master of Social Sciences Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field. You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study. As you grow your knowledge of your chosen subject area, you'll be refining your intellectual skills, particularly your ability to think critically, problem solve and analyse. This will enable you to prepare for leadership roles in fields related to your subject area. Industry Connections During your studies, you'll be supervised by well-connected Faculty members who have networks with people working in a wide range of sectors, from business to government. These people, including representatives from local and central government and tribal authorities, provide input into the different subject areas. Members of community groups, business organisations and industrial and professional groups do the same – they provide valuable support and input.... [-]

Master of Media and Creative Technologies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. [+]

Master of Media and Creative Technologies The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. The Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT) allows you to choose from one of the four subjects available: Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Screen and Media Studies (offered under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and Māori Media and Communication (offered under the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies). Each area offers you the opportunity to blend artistic and technical forms in new combinations. Alongside taught papers, you will work on a year-long supervised programme where you will develop a major work (or works) that serves as the flagship of your graduate portfolio of creative works. Study under the MMCT will give you extensive collaborative project experience which is supported by technical expertise and advanced creative skills. You will also benefit from substantial grounding in postgraduate academic practice and the deployment of critical and methodological skills in original research. Industry Connections This programme maintains strategic links with the broader New Zealand community at a number of levels, and we have close links with Hamilton City Council. Our staff members have strong links with international networks in media and creative technologies, and boast strong links with top ranked institutions in Asia, Europe, North America and within the Pacific region. Career Opportunities With an MMCT... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for students studying towards a MEnvSoc. You'll benefit... [-]

Master of Educational Leadership

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 18 months July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. Master of Educational Leadership Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education. Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader. Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months. This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga. Programme highlights: Examine leadership systems and practices to support change and innovation in organisational contexts. Inquire into personal leadership practice. Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and practice Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effeictive educational leader Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community Flexible delivery (NET/Block course) Admission and enrolment Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B average and a teaching qualification. Note: Transfers from PGDips and Hons programmes on to 180-point masters are possible prior to formal completion of the PGDips and Hons qualifications in Education. [-]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights. Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond. The programmes takes on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science. As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field. Programme highlights The MDInS enables the option of flexible study, with both full-time (over 1-1.5 year/s) or part-time options available. This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011). Career opportunities Community Leader Policy Analyst Admission and enrolment Entry Criteria A first degree... [-]

Master of Counselling

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. Master of Counselling The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. The Master of Counselling (MCouns) is established as a flagship degree that has seen 92% of graduates over the past six years gain successful employment. The degree has specifically been designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession. The programme has a key teaching focus on providing experiences in which you can further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research. You'll graduate with a high level of knowledge and understanding through the narrative practice this programme is known for. For the past 20 years, our teaching staff have been active in promoting narrative therapy, beginning with a book staff produced called Narrative Therapy in Practice. Today Waikato is considered a leader in this field with several local and international publications produced each year. This notable reputation extends also into our thriving doctoral counselling programme. Make a start this summer with Counselling and Contexts: HDCO549 – 17S (BLK) Learning outcomes As a graduate of the MCouns programme, you will have developed competence in the practices of counselling, and established a firm understanding in philosophical and ethical issues relating to professional counselling practice. You'll learn how to... [-]

Master of Applied Psychology

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. [+]

Master of Applied Psychology Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. You'll choose your specialist area in behaviour analysis, community psychology or organisational psychology. You'll develop a detailed understanding of the underlying ideas relating to your chosen area, as well as learn about the fundamental principles and guiding values connected to your specialist field. During your Master of Applied Psychology studies, you'll be given opportunities to gain relevant hands-on experience. This will be through getting involved in work placements and projects, where you'll be connected with a range of organisations and community groups. The type of workplaces you'll be placed in depends on the specialist area you've chosen. You could have a placement in an educational environment such as a school, university or special education venue. You may do a project at a research institution or in a private practice. Perhaps you'll work with business and industry, or in the health sector. You may have a placement in a governmental agency, or if it fits in with your specialist area, a zoo. Master of applied psychology (behaviour analysis) – mapppsy(ba) Behaviour Analysis is a scientific approach to understanding why people and animals do what they do. Studying behaviour analysis will teach you how both animal and human behaviour is affected by events in the social and physical environment and what you can do to help produce behaviour change to... [-]

Master of Education

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North + 1 more

The Master of Education will update your professional knowledge and qualifications, while exploring new developments and changes in education. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. The Master of Education will update your professional knowledge and qualifications, while exploring new developments and changes in education. Stay up to date with the latest education knowledge Massey uses an enquiry-based and inter-professional learning model that results in best-practice learning and teaching experiences which can immediately be applied in your own setting. Our Master of Education offers the largest number of endorsements of any postgraduate degree of its kind in New Zealand. Alternatively you may want to follow an unendorsed pathway where you can choose from any of the courses in the endorsement areas or the elective schedule. Flexible study to suit you You’ll benefit from a range of distance and blended-learning delivery options that provide flexible learning opportunities regardless of your location. Learn from highly qualified, well-regarded teachers who are supportive and provide a high level of pastoral care. We use a variety of technologies to personalise your experience and provide an anywhere, anytime learning environment. Advance through your studies The Master of Education is now offered as a 180-credit degree, which means you can complete it in as little as 1.5 years of full time study. Join us in promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning. Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking. Majors or endorsements Master of Education (E-Learning) Master of Education (Early years) Master of Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) Master of Education (Inclusive Education) Master of... [-]

Master of International Development

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North + 1 more

The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. [+]

The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. Deepen your understanding to effect change You will gain an advanced understanding of how global economic, social, political and environmental forces affect people and shape different parts of the world. These insights will allow you to recognise where inequalities lie and identify strategies to help overcome poverty and enhance human wellbeing. Learn from experts in the field Massey University was, in 1989, the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. We’ve built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development. Our professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Get great career skills Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to: demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be applied in developing policy and strategies, and in managing and evaluating international development programmes critically and rigorously evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches conduct independent research and analysis of international development issues, collect relevant data, and be able to write persuasively about this demonstrate mastery of social science research approaches and techniques and be able to undertake independent research in a well-planned and ethical manner interpret research findings and draw out relevant implications for development theory, policy and practice. Master of International Development structure You will successfully complete 180 credits (Coursework pathway)... [-]

Master of International Relations

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. The Master of International Relations (MIR) equips students for a career with an international focus and to provide professionals with skills in the analysis of International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Science. The MIR includes taught courses and a dissertation, research project or thesis. Courses focus on the shifting geopolitics of the great powers, global political economy, environmental cooperation and conflict, and the transformation of the Asia-Pacific region. The choice of elective courses allows the programme of study to be wide in both geographical scope and thematic content. The programme begins in Trimester 1 each year. Students enrolled full-time will complete their degree in one calendar year; while part-time students will complete within two years. The MIR Programme The MIR degree is composed of two parts - a taught and a research component. Students are required to complete: Part 1 INTP 586 Approaches to International Relations - the 30-point core course 60 points from INTP 400-489 30 points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. In certain cases, students may be permitted to substitute up to 30 points offered by other programmes. Part 2 Either INTP 593 Dissertation (60 points) or INTP 589 Research Project (30 points) and 30 further points from INTP 400-488, POLS 400-488 or STRA 530-539. Note: With the Head of School's permission, a candidate may replace Part 1 (3) and Part 2 with INTP 595 (Thesis, 90 points). Full-time students should normally complete the requirements for the... [-]

Master of Development Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. [+]

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. Particular attention is paid to the relationships between 'developed' and 'developing' societies, the roles played by various institutions within them and their effects on processes of social, political, economic and environmental transformation. Development Studies concerns issues of contemporary relevance to the world today including: Poverty Inequality Globalisation Gender equity Environmental change Participation and democracy Human rights International aid Our programme is accessible to graduates from a wide range of disciplines and occupations. People with work experience in community and international development are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those with a background in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to spend some time overseas in a developing country as part of their postgraduate study and Masters students usually complete a research thesis based on work in a developing country. Students have undertaken research in places as diverse as Ethiopia, East Timor, Brazil, Chile, Bhutan, South Korea, Malaysia, Samoa and Rapanui. The MDevStud degree seeks to enhance the ability of graduate students to contribute as professionals to development practice worldwide. Potential Projects All students are urged to plan their course of study with the Director of... [-]

Postgraduate Programmes in International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities in New Zealand 2017. IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world. Designed for high-achieving professionals who are looking for international career opportunities, the Master of International Studies will provide you with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact. You will develop the ability to think globally, manage people within multicultural settings and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links. Master of International Studies (MIS) NZQA Level 9 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 240 Duration: 5 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies (PDIS) NZQA Level 8 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 150 Duration: 3 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August *Advanced diploma and other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. What you will gain The MIS and PDIS programmes foster your potential as a leader, manager, and decision maker. Assessments and activities within the programmes encourage your development in the following skills: Leadership and People Management Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking Communication Business Management and Finance Teamwork and Collaboration These are the key skills employers are looking... [-]