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Top Masters Programs in Tauranga New Zealand 2019

Earning an advanced degree, like a Master of Arts, may advance a stalled career or help someone move in a new professional direction. These programs vary in length, but most take two to three years to complete with part-time or full-time course schedules.

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The University of Waikato

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 ... [+]

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 an 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.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelli ... [+]

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelligence and crime-prevention areas in the public and private sectors.

You will combine skills from different disciplines such as Statistics, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Population Studies, Psychology and Management. You'll develop analytical and creative methods to tackle real-world crime and improve security in an ever-changing society.

This degree will provide a pathway to a career in policy development, crime or accident detection and analysis in both the public and private sectors. The skills you gain from the degree will enable you to promote and enhance security and community safety.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, s ... [+]

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of the sport, exercise and leisure.

Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study, you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real-world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.

The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
12 - 18 years
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The University of Waikato

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning. ... [+]

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning.

Your research skills will build to an advanced level, and you'll gain a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge relating to this specialist area. Throughout this degree, you'll refine your ability to show independent critical judgement.

Collaboration with Planning Professionals

At Waikato, you'll benefit from the service provided by a Planning Advisory Group. This Group is made up of experienced planning professionals working in the region.

During the MEP programme, you'll go to guest lectures, attend workshops and enjoy field trips where a range of professionals share their expertise. The Environmental Planning programme has enjoyed longstanding and active links with these professionals.... [-]

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

Designed for recent graduates and practising engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and process ... [+]

Designed for recent graduates and practising engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering, the Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in either 12 or 18 months.

The programme was developed not only in response to the demand from New Zealand employers for work-ready engineers able to tackle the challenges of the changing global, national and local environments, but to also meet the demand of international students who are looking at improving their employability with a taught masters degree. The MEngPrac will enable you to work in diverse industries and fields in New Zealand and worldwide.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue ... [+]

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, this pioneering programme will bring you bang up-to-date with the theory and practice of e-commerce and digital business.

You'll gain advanced skills in how the latest digital technologies are revolutionising business operations and changing the way we interact with customers and suppliers across most industries. For example, even agriculture is now a hotbed of digital innovation, as geospatial data can link what we buy from the supermarket to specific paddocks, trees or vines.

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New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The University of Waikato

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

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 leaders 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 effective educational leader Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community Flexible delivery (NET/Block course) Admission and enrolment ... [-]
New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
18 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in lead ... [+]

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.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Part-time
12 - 18 months
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The University of Waikato

This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey t ... [+]

Master of Professional Accounting

This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant today.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct) is designed especially for students who have never studied accounting before at university-level, but already have a bachelor's degree in another subject area, such as arts, teaching, law or economics.

It provides a professional qualification that is recognised and respected by employers in New Zealand and around the world, making it easier to find work overseas.

Over 14 months, you will develop advanced skills and knowledge in all the core areas of accounting and business, and be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to practical accounting situations.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
March 2020
Full-time
14 months
Campus
The University of Waikato

This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanc ... [+]

Master of Engineering

This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree.

As a Master of Engineering (ME) graduate you will have the opportunity to either seek employment as a professional engineer or start a research career.

The ME normally takes 12 months to complete full-time. It builds on prior studies at the undergraduate level, such as the four-year BE(Hons) or BSc(Tech). The degree requires 120 points, which can either be made up of 30 points in taught papers and a 90-point dissertation (research project), or one 120-point thesis.... [-]

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

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.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
2 years
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The University of Waikato

The Master of Environmental Sciences is intended for both science and engineering graduates who wish to further their knowledge and research skills in the area of Environ ... [+]

Master of Environmental Sciences

The Master of Environmental Sciences is intended for both science and engineering graduates who wish to further their knowledge and research skills in the area of Environmental Sciences – the scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment.

The Master of Environmental Sciences (MEnvSci) is a 180 point interdisciplinary degree that draws on a wide range of papers across the Biological, Chemical, Earth and Engineering Sciences.

A key feature of this degree is the development of scientific and interdisciplinary (cross-faculty) research skills, including collection and analysis of data and critical review of the relevant literature.... [-]

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

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for ... [+]

Master of Cyber Security

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cybersecurity professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand.

As you work towards your Master of Cyber Security (MCS), you'll develop a thorough understanding of the technical, legal, policy and management aspects of cybersecurity. You'll learn about cloud computing technologies and computer infrastructure, as well as the law relating to cybersecurity.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
12 - 18 months
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The University of Waikato

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience ... [+]

Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

The course's main feature is the industry internship (FMCS596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole semester. As an intern, you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting.

The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry.... [-]

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

Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur in only 12 months with a Master of Business and Management. Previous business experience is ... [+]

Master of Business and Management (MBM)

Develop an understanding of the global business environment, expand your career prospects and increase your earning potential with our 12 month Master of Business and Management.

The Waikato Master of Business and Management (MBM) programme is New Zealand's only MBM programme that is accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA). One of only 50 MBA/MBM programmes in the world.

The programme is designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences. Previous business experience is not required.

Over the 12 months, you will develop skills in all aspects of business that will prepare you for management and leadership roles. Enhance your skills in planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics and financial analysis, human resources, supply chain, and holistic problem-solving. You'll also develop strong communication and creative problem-solving skills; the ability to undertake business research, question ideas and findings and gain the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga
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Full-time
12 months
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