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Welcome Academic programmes

1 Welcome to UC 9 List of qualifications 28 Engineering

2 Why study at a higher level? 10 Does UC have a qualification 32 Fine Arts
4 What makes UC distinct? that suits me? 34 Forestry
6 Research at UC 10 Doctoral studies 36 Health Sciences
11 What type of qualification are 39 Law
you looking for? 41 Music
12 Arts 43 Science
17 Business and Economics 49 Social Work
21 Communication Disorders
23 Education

Lifestyle and support Gaining admission

52 Christchurch 55 Disability resources 58 Admission, enrolment and fees

53 Accommodation 55 Health and well-being 59 International students
54 Orientation 55 Mori students 60 How can I finance my studies?
54 Students associations 55 Pacific students 61 Important dates
54 Mentoring 56 Careers 61 Special application dates
55 Student advice

Cover: Natalie Eustace, Master of Human Interface Technology, taking part in an experiment on human-robot
interaction supervised by UC Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck of the Human Interface Technology
Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ).
Published August 2016 by the University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand.
Information is correct as at the time of publication but is subject to change.
The Universitys official regulations and policies are available online at
Welcome to UC
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whare Wnanga o Waitaha
E ng mana, e ng reo, e ng karangatanga maha,
Nei r te whakamiha o Te Whare Wnanga o Waitaha ki a koutou.
Tn koutou katoa.

In 2015 we celebrated the highest number of postgraduate students ever

enrolled at the University of Canterbury (UC), which included the most new
doctoral enrolments.* With an increasing number of specialist coursework and
applied master's programmes, and generous scholarships on offer, Im sure you
will find what you are looking for at UC.
At UC we are proud to offer graduates internationally recognised
qualifications in a vast number of subjects. In a knowledge-based
society, UCs status as an important research university in
Australasia, our development of industry-driven programmes,
as well as our continued investment in state-of-the-art facilities,
can make your postgraduate education stand out.
Our campus is a dynamic environment in which to advance
yourself learn alongside academics and students from more
than 100 nations, join a vibrant students association, and get
involved in any of 140 clubs. As part of your degree you can
connect with the Christchurch community, innovate
and apply your knowledge within industry.
UC celebrates people prepared to make a difference
tangata t, tangata ora. We look forward to
supporting you on the next step of your education.

Dr Rod Carr
Vice-Chancellor/Tumu Whakarae
* Incorporates doctoral, master's, honours and postgraduate diploma
enrolments by EFTS (Equivalent Full-Time Student) to December 2015.
Why study at a higher level?

Perhaps you have a burning intellectual curiosity about

a topic, wish to boost your employment or progression
potential, change career direction, or even make a
difference to the world?
The University of Canterbury (UC), Te Whare a marketable qualification which could make
Wnanga o Waitaha, welcomes students you more employable, qualified and, in many
from all backgrounds. Whatever your life and cases, more financially secure. Research shows
career goals, UC has over 100 graduate and that study at postgraduate level (masters and
postgraduate qualifications on offer and support PhD) gives students a salary advantage.
services to help you achieve them.
A range of study options to suit
Advantages of further study UC offers a broad base of higher qualifications in
Graduate and postgraduate study can provide a vast array of subjects, from Accounting to
you with: Water Resource Management. UC offers:
specialist skills and applied experience graduate certificates and diplomas
enhanced knowledge in topics you care about postgraduate certificates and diplomas
I appreciate that this
entry into specific occupations honours degrees masters is very practical
the opportunity to conduct original research coursework (or 'taught') master's degrees and directly applicable to
that contributes to knowledge in that field traditional research master's degrees future jobs. It means I am
smaller classes and closer links with staff (including thesis-only options)
evidence of high academic attainment and doctoral programmes, including the
able to leave university
self-discipline Doctor of Philosophy. with a definite career path.
a mark of independent research capability For more on these qualifications, see pages 1011.
Pip Connell
and original thought, particularly for
Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Studying
research-based qualifications
towards a Master of Science in Applied Psychology

2 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

This Prospectus lists qualifications by area
Arts, Business and Economics, Communication
Some research students have access to
dedicated office space and specific resources
Disorders, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, (contact the relevant department for details)
new postgraduate and
Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Science, Tutoring and research work opportunities
and Social Work. You can also find out more at (page 56). graduate qualifications
on offer in 2017
There are resources to help you decide which Research and industry connections
path is best for you see page 56. Interaction with staff members increases
increase in master's
at postgraduate level (see page 6, and read
Prepared to make a difference stories at enrolments (June 2013
Postgraduate or graduate study could be the Applied learning experiences are available in June 2015)
ticket to a more influential and interesting the field, in the community and in business
career, be it in research or leadership roles, or (page 5)
having the knowledge and practice to effect

Research centres, institutions and hubs open
positive change. PhD students enrolled in
up opportunities (pages 67).
2015 (the highest ever)*
UC students gain more than just intellectual
skills and professional knowledge; our graduates Support systems
are work-ready, culturally aware, willing to play UC has a wealth of groups and support services
an active role in the community, and globally for you to tap into. From the adult students
connected. See page 5 for more insight into how
More information
club to the Postgraduate Students Association,
these attributes can be facilitated at UC. on-campus childcare facilities to academic and
advisory services see pages 5455.
Join a connected community Photos clockwise from left to right: Eruera Prendergast-Tarena
completed his PhD in Management; Professor Jen Hay, of the
There are many ways that UC enhances the Alumni network New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour;
postgraduate academic and social experience. Every year more than 1,300 postgraduate the Department of Media and Communication hold weekly
students complete their higher qualification seminars where postgraduate students present their work.

Resources and facilities at UC. They join over 100,000 alumni who are

Of full-time workers in the last census, people with a PhD
World-class facilities (page 5) already making a difference. All graduates earned 22% more than those with a masters or honours degree.
become part of UC Alumni & Friends, allowing People with a masters or honours earned about 9% more
Library research resources and advice (page 6) you to keep in touch with alumni all over the than bachelors degree-holders. Source: A degree is a smart
investment (February 2016).
world and maintain connections.
* Equivalent Full-Time Students. 3
What makes UC distinct?

UC is ranked within the worlds top 3% of universities*

and has a strong reputation for high-quality degrees,
research-active teaching staff and world-class facilities.
A campus university with a national research Globally connected
standing and international connections, UCs
UC is the only New Zealand university to be a
students and staff are well placed to make an
member of the AC21 Academic Consortium;
impact in the local community and globally.
19 of the worlds leading research universities.

International rankings UCs School of Business and Economics is

accredited by the Association to Advance
UCs academic programmes consistently achieve Collegiate Schools of Business, placing it in the
international recognition. top five percent of business schools globally.
Times Higher Education World University Engineering programmes are accredited by
Rankings 20152016 placed UC in the 40 best the Institution of Professional Engineers
universities in the world for international New Zealand, which is a signatory to the
outlook; with key factors being its student Washington Accord.
body, ability to attract staff from around
the globe, and the volume of collaborative
Students benefit from the renowned Erskine I have been on a variety
international research projects.
Fellowship programme at UC, which enables
75 international experts to teach and conduct
of field trips over my time
UC has many eminent academic programmes seminars here every year. at UC, from investigating
old faults in Kaikura to
and is ranked in the top 1% (top 50) in the
UC maintains partnership agreements with
world in Civil Engineering.**
flying UAVs at Cass station.
many distinguished universities around the
Teaching and learning stands out across world. This gives our students the chance to
disciplines, with UC ranked in the top 150
universities in the world in Accounting and
study overseas, such as spending a semester This year Ive already been
on multiple field trips; its
on exchange or taking an international short
Finance, Civil Engineering, Education, English course. We also welcome students from some
Language and Literature, Geography, Law,
Linguistics, Media and Communication,
partner institutions who can study part of
their degree here.
really cool to see first-hand.
Psychology, and Statistics.** international/partnerships Sam Davidson
Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geography
Studying towards a Master of Science in Geology

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A leading research institution A true campus lifestyle MORE
With a 140-year tradition of research excellence UC has a student-friendly campus set in
and the second phase of a $1 billion capital 87 hectares of park-like surroundings. You can
investment programme underway, UC is an enjoy a number of amenities and facilities, all of all New Zealands
important research university in Australasia.
See pages 67 for more information about the
within minutes of each other, including 15 cafs,
eateries and bars. Students also have access to a #1 universities for the
most extensive network
amazing research that takes place at UC. health centre, pharmacy, recreation facilities, of field stations
a book shop, post office and ATM on campus.
From art gallery to voltage lab
World-class facilities enable students to learn and Entrepreneurs and explorers Erskine fellows visit

75 UC from around the

research at the cutting-edge. UC operates: UC provides a wealth of active learning
the foremost network of field stations in experiences to challenge, connect and inspire. world each year to
New Zealand UC has five field stations from Antarctica to share their expertise
a brand new structural engineering lab Westport. It also operates the nations premier
astronomical research facility at Mount John,
an augmented reality lab Tekapo and a field station in Nigeria.
on offer for UC's
an art gallery The Centre for Entrepreneurship coordinates
student innovators
1.9 million research items in UCs four libraries space to network and create, the Incubator
Programme, and UC Summer Startup. and entrepreneurs
New Zealands only high voltage lab
BlueGene, an IBM Supercomputer
a nanofabrication laboratory
Many postgraduate courses include practical, More information
real-world components such as industry
a heritage collection of 100,000 Mori resources
placements, internships, projects or fieldwork.
speech and language clinics Initiatives like the 21 Day Pacific Challenge Photos clockwise from left: Lauren Buckeridge, Bachelor of
a moot court room engage students and industry in solving Arts with Honours in Classics, interned at the Logie Collection;
community issues on a global scale. Mount John Observatory, Tekapo; UCs School of Forestry
a sports science centre is the only university department in New Zealand to offer
the new Regional Science and Innovation professional forestry degrees.
Global study experiences are on offer, including
Centre, opening in 2017, with state-of-the-art,
the opportunity to go on an exchange to a * QS World University Rankings, 2015.
specialist teaching and research laboratories
partner university. ** QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016.
the foremost Greek and Roman antiquities *** The latest TEC Performance-Based Research Fund
Assessment, 2012.
collection in the Southern Hemisphere. 5
Research at UC

UC is one of Australasias leading research universities. You can also read about the latest projects,
partnerships and ground-breaking findings in
Academic staff are engaged in collaborative research the annual Research Report at
and publishing and as a result, students learn in an

environment at the cutting edge of innovation. The UC Research Repository is an open-access

database of original research by Canterbury
academics, researchers and postgraduate
students. It brings UC-authored research to a
The depth of research activity at the University Research-informed teaching broad audience.
of Canterbury ensures that students are taught
Our programmes are research-led, with
and supervised by academics who are at the
forefront of advances in their field of study
academic staff who are actively involved in Advanced research resources
research and publishing in their specialist
and who are making significant contributions The UC Library is accessible 24/7 online. The
areas. Lecturers and researchers regularly receive
to knowledge. Library has a research collection of over
international and national awards for their work.
The universitys commitment to research is 1.9 million items and has access to more than
UC researchers are playing lead roles in many 45,000 periodicals. Specialist liaison librarians
illustrated in many ways.
of the eleven New Zealand National Science provide support across all disciplines. UCs four
UC has the highest proportion of academics Challenges and the ten Centres of Research
conducting both teaching and research of any libraries house specialist collections including:
Excellence funded by government.
New Zealand university.*** Puaka-James Hight Central library with law,
As a result, students can expect to be taught by arts, social sciences and health sciences
Our facilities include the most research field lecturers who are at the forefront of knowledge
stations of any university in New Zealand. materials. Specialist collections include
in their fields. Teaching and supervision up to Antarctica, De Jong (Asian religions and
UC is ranked first or second in New Zealand PhD level is available in most disciplines. history, especially Hinduism and Buddhism),
for research in 10 out of 17 subject areas.*** European Union and New Zealand
We are home to over 40 recognised research Expertise at UC government publications.
centres, institutes and hubs. See page 7. Postgraduate students have access to teachers Education library (all aspects of education
Academics regularly collaborate with other and supervisors with enviable rsums. For a including a classroom collection).
universities and industry organisations. glimpse of staff and postgraduate students Engineering and Physical Sciences library
fields of expertise, see pages 1250 or take a (engineering, forestry, physics and
look at SPARK, the searchable database of UCs astronomy, chemistry, computer science,
current researchers and research projects. biological and geological sciences, mathematics and statistics).

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Macmillan Brown Library (New Zealand and
Pacific Islands material, including a collection
Macmillan Brown Centre for
Pacific Studies
of about 100,000 books, journals and
drawings. Other heritage materials include the National Centre for Research on Europe in New Zealand for largest

1981 Springbok Tour, children's books, and the proportion of academics
transcripts from the Tokyo War Crimes trial).
New Zealand Centre for conducting both teaching
Find out more at Human-Animal Studies and research***
Leading centres and institutes New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain
UC is home to over 40 recognised research and Behaviour recognised research
centres, institutes and hubs. The centres attract
and retain high-calibre academic staff, gain
media interest and offer exciting research and
Ngi Tahu Research Centre 40+ centres, institutes and
hubs are based at UC
work opportunities at postgraduate level. Here
Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research
are a few examples: average research
income per full-time
Centre for Atmospheric Research
Spatial Engineering Research Centre equivalent staff
Centre for Bioengineering member in 2015
UC Quake Centre
Centre of Excellence for Aquaculture
Wood Technology Research Centre More information
and Marine Ecology
Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)
Partner organisations Photos clockwise from left: Rory Clifford, studying towards a
UC is a major partner organisation of the PhD in Human Interface Technology, at the HIT Lab NZ; Dr Volker
Gateway Antarctica Nock, from the Biomolecular Interaction Centre with his Lab- MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials on-a-chip, along with PhD student Ayelen Tayagui and Dr Ashley
and Nanotechnology, NZi3 the New Zealand ICT Garrill; Associate Professor Annick Masselot, College of Business
GeoHealth Laboratory Innovation Institute, and the Waterways Centre and Law, has researched the gap between law and practice for Freshwater Management. when it comes to new parents (especially mothers) experiencing
discrimination at work.
Human Interface Technology Laboratory of
New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) *** The latest TEC Performance-Based Research Fund Assessment, 2012. 7
Academic programmes

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Graduate and postgraduate qualifications
Postgraduate honours degrees* Doctorates
Qualification Page Qualification Page
Bachelor of Arts with Honours 14 Doctor of Education 11, 26
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours 19 Doctor of Musical Arts 11, 42
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours 33 Doctor of Philosophy 11
Bachelor of Music with Honours 42
Bachelor of Science with Honours 46 Postgraduate certificates and diplomas
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours 25
Qualification Page

Masters degrees Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies 46

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts 14
Qualification Page Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities 14
Master of Antarctic Studies 46 Postgraduate Certificate in Education 25
Master of Applied Data Science** 46 Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering 29
Master of Applied Finance and Economics 19 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences 37
Master of Arts 15 Postgraduate Certificate in Mori and Indigenous Leadership** 14
Master of Audiology 22 Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care 37
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 19 Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching 25
Master of Business Information Systems 19 Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership 19
Master of Business Management 20 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 24
Master of Commerce 20 Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching 25
Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning 24 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science** 46
Master of Counselling 38 Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship 33
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 47 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts 14
Master of Education 26 Postgraduate Diploma in Business 19
Master of Engineering 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems 19
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology 37
Master of Engineering in Management 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 46
Master of Engineering in Transportation 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Education 25
Master of Engineering Studies 29 Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry 35
Master of European Union Studies 15 Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science 46
Master of Financial Engineering*** 47 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences 37
Master of Financial Management*** 20 Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism 14
Master of Fine Arts 33 Postgraduate Diploma in Science 46
Master of Forestry Science 35 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching 26
Master of Geographic Information Science 47 Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Mori 14
Master of Health Sciences 38 Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management 46
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice 38
Master of Human Interface Technology 29 Graduate certificates and diplomas
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy** 15
Master of Laws 40 Qualification Page
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)** 40 Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching 24
Master of Linguistics 15 Graduate Diploma in Arts 14
Master of Mori and Indigenous Leadership** 15 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 19
Master of Music 42 Graduate Diploma in Commerce** 19
Master of Policy and Governance** 15 Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice*** 40
Master of Professional Accounting 20 Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching 24
Master of Science 47 Graduate Diploma in Forestry 35
Master of Social Work 50 Graduate Diploma in Science 46
Master of Social Work (Applied)*** 50 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) 24
Master of Specialist Teaching 26 Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)** 24
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 22 * Other honours degrees at UC, eg, BE(Hons), BSLP(Hons), are studied as part of an
Master of Teaching and Learning 24 undergraduate programme.
** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 24 *** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.
Master of Te Reo Mori 15 Note: this list does not include qualifications that are not open to new enrolments in 2017.
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal 47
Master of Water Resource Management 47
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 47 9
Does UC have a qualification that suits me?

With 100+ qualifications Graduate and Postgraduate Pathways

available in over 150 subjects, Bachelors Degree
UC is likely to have a graduate
or postgraduate qualification
that suits your interests Postgraduate Certificate Honours Graduate Certificate
and goals.
Graduate certificates Postgraduate Diploma Masters Graduate Diploma
and diplomas
Most graduate qualifications can be taken by
students with a bachelor's degree with a major PhD and other doctorates
in an unrelated area. They allow you to change
Indicates pathways are possible in some programmes. Please contact the relevant college, school or
subject focus, either within your first degree department or see for individual qualification entry requirements.
area or in a completely different area. This can
enhance the value of your undergraduate degree
or be a first step to a new career or further study. Postgraduate certificates can offer a specialised facilitate a change of career focus). As well as the
professional development opportunity and can course component, many offer applied learning
Some graduate qualifications, for example the opportunities, such as an independent project or
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching, be completed in six months of full-time study (or
part-time equivalent). They can be an ideal first industry placement.
are professional qualifications that prepare you
for a specific career. step towards higher study. A number of UCs masters programmes allow
Postgraduate diplomas are longer and more for a combination of both courses and research.
Graduate studies typically involve taking
advanced undergraduate courses (from 100 to in-depth than the postgraduate certificate and Regardless of form, gaining a masters degree is
300-level). are similarly aimed at practitioners looking for evidence of high academic attainment, specialist
professional development and/or considering understanding and advanced critical evaluation,
Some graduate certificates can be completed more advanced study. As well as offering research, interpretation, and communication
in six months of full-time study. Graduate structured courses, many allow you to undertake skills. Master's degrees at UC take between one
diplomas can typically be completed in one year an independent project or research. They can and two years to complete.
of full-time study. typically be completed in one year of full-time
study or part-time over up to two years. Doctoral studies
Honours degrees
UC offers three doctoral programmes:
An honours degree allows you to delve deeper Masters degrees
and more rigorously into the subject you are Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
UC offers three types of master's degrees:
passionate about. It involves a personalised Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
study programme in the subject of your first research master's
Doctor of Education (EdD).
degree; typically taking one year of coursework master's
full-time coursework which will include a a combination of both. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
research component.
A research masters degree advances your The UC PhD is a research-only degree carried out
Usually students need to have good final knowledge in the area of your previous studies, under expert supervision and using world-class
undergraduate grades to be eligible. However, and enables you to conduct a significant piece facilities. At UC you can complete a PhD in over
prerequisites vary between subjects you of independent research (with supervision). 80 subjects, joining over 1,000 students from
will need to check with the relevant school or If you are intending to conduct research, you 60 different nations.
departmental website. should investigate potential supervisors before
A PhD involves extensive, sustained and original
Honours degrees are often a pathway to further applying for postgraduate study at UC. See the
research and study in your chosen subject, with
study, for instance students who complete to a searchable database of current researchers
the results being presented in a thesis that will
satisfactory standard may be able to progress to at and for more
contribute to intellectual knowledge of the field.
a masters degree by thesis only. information on masters degrees by thesis, go to
It is a mark of intellectual ability, self-discipline
and commitment. A PhD prepares you for a
Postgraduate certificates A coursework masters (or taught masters) number of careers, including as an academic.
and diplomas degree provides a structured programme of
In addition to expert supervision UC provides
taught courses at an advanced level. In some
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas develop all doctoral students with opportunities to
cases, a taught masters can allow you to
higher level understanding and specialist skills, gain transferable skills in areas including
undertake study in a different professional
normally in the same area as your first degree communication of research, networking, career
area from that of your first degree (and so can
(and in some instances count prior professional planning, databases, statistical analysis, ethics,
experience for entry consideration). professional practice, and cultural awareness.

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The minimum period of enrolment for a
full- time candidate is two years and the What type of qualification
maximum period four years; most PhD students are you looking for?
take between three to three-and-a-half years.
Graduate and postgraduate students
come from a variety of backgrounds, with
International students
different personal commitments, academic
While completing a PhD in New Zealand you and competencies, life aspirations and career
your family are eligible for a number of benefits: goals. From career changers to graduates
you are eligible to pay domestic fees if you straight out of their first degree, UC has a
reside in New Zealand number of further study options. To guide
you can apply for a graduate work visa once you through our programme listings (pages
you have graduated 1250), look out for these useful symbols:

you may be able to work while studying*

Symbol Ideal for
your partner will be granted an unrestricted
work visa for New Zealand Ideal for those interested
in the pursuit of higher
your children can study at New Zealand public knowledge and
primary or high schools for free. independent research.
* Please note that certain conditions apply visit
Frequently asked questions Ideal for those looking
to fast-track to a new
How long will it take? profession/career in just
Applying for a PhD
Qualifications vary in duration from graduate one year.
Candidates for a PhD require a research-focused
and postgraduate certificates, which can be Ideal for those wanting to
honours or masters degree at first class or
completed in six months of full-time study, to undertake professional
second-class division 1 level (or equivalent
a PhD, which is typically completed in two to development in their area of
qualifications). PhD candidates must contact
four years of full-time study. See details of each employment.
a potential supervisor before applying.
qualification at
Information about the research interests of Ideal for those wanting to
academic staff (supervisors) can be found on the change careers.
relevant department website or the UC SPARK Do you offer flexible arrangements?
Ideal for those wanting to
website at study by distance.
Part-time study
For more information see Ideal for those wanting to
Most qualifications can be studied part-time,
postgrad/documents/PhDprogramme.pdf study part-time.
but this may require the approval of the relevant
dean and may not be automatic the criteria
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) which are considered include employment,
The Doctor of Musical Arts allows students immigration status, health and family
Unsure which path to take?
to undertake advanced research in music circumstances. For details see the regulations at Everyone's aspirations and backgrounds are
composition or performance. It involves scholarly different and there are usually a number
research in the form of a supervised research of ways to get from where you are now to
thesis and performance practice in the form of Studying by distance where you want to be. It's a good idea to
public music performance or the presentation of thoroughly research your desired career
Although most programmes are taught on
compositions. Students make path before you decide on your next step.
campus, a few can be studied by distance.
a significant contribution both intellectually These resources can help:
Course material is provided online and
and in practice to either the interpretative students participate in lectures through an read what UC postgraduate students
and/or technical practice of musical performance, interactive learning platform. This is possible have gone on to achieve in their studies,
or the technical and creative practice of in programmes such as Teaching English to lives and careers in our profile stories
musical composition. Speakers of Other Languages, some Teacher
The application process normally requires Education programmes, and Computer-Assisted book a one-on-one career consultation
an audition, interview and/or submission of Language Learning. Contact the School of with the Careers, Internships &
previous academic work and recommendation Education, Health and Human Development for Employment team (see page 56)
from the School of Music. advice:
speak to a College student advisor
or academic manager to discuss
Doctor of Education (EdD) Can I study just one course? prerequisites and course options (see the
The Doctor of Education is a specialised A student may enrol in a single course. However, UC website for contact details)
doctorate designed for professionals in entry is based on the idea that you are enrolling research career destinations by
Education, Health Sciences, and related fields. without intending to credit it to a degree. Upon qualification on the Universities
The EdD builds leadership and commitment, completion and with approval, you can gain a New Zealand website
fosters scholarly excellence, and allows Certificate of Proficiency for that course.
candidates to connect educational research with UC offers short courses for professionals
questions of professional practice. working in the engineering or business sectors.
For more information about doctoral study, go to See or 11
Graduate and postgraduate studies in Arts

Hands on, minds on students learning about New Zealand history at Macmillan Brown Library with Art Collections Curator, Lydia Baxendell. Artwork credit: John Cleveley, View of Charlotte
Sound in New Zealand in the South Seas, 1778, Aquatint engraving, UC/MBL/0394, UC Art Collection.

UCs College of Arts provides Many scholarships are available to Arts students, Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
students with quality, and some programmes have active exchange
programmes with universities overseas.
research-driven teaching and The College offers professional and community
Allows graduates to undertake advanced study
in one area of specialisation. This qualification
offers study options in more internship opportunities for Bachelor of Arts with focuses on taught courses and is highly flexible;
than 40 disciplines. Honours students (PACE 495), taking a lead from it allows a number of course combinations and
its hugely successful undergraduate courses and can be started in either semester.
Postgraduate students benefit from resources business contacts.
that no other New Zealand university can match Why study a PGDipArts at UC?
including: the James Logie Memorial Collection Featured qualifications Over 30 humanities or social science subjects
the foremost collection of Greek and Roman to choose from.
antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere; the Master of International Relations and
Macmillan Brown Library a unique research Diplomacy MIRAD* It can be completed in one year full-time.
collection of New Zealand and Pacific Islands Drawing on UC's teaching and research Graduates are well positioned to continue on
materials; and library holdings in religious strengths, graduates can now obtain a to one of the many master's programmes on
studies and Asian studies (including the master's-level qualification in this popular offer in the College of Arts.
De Jong Collection). area. This degree is perfect for students
Other significant research assets include the interested in careers in foreign affairs or Master of Policy and Governance MPAG*
School of Fine Arts reference collection, the inter-state coordination. A professional capstone qualification in policy
American and Canadian fiche research collection analysis and strategic decision making, this
and the University of Canterbury Art Collection. Why study a MIRAD at UC? master's will provide advanced interdisciplinary
Postgraduate students also have access to Investigate advanced academic principles training in one year for those wishing to progress
audio-visual equipment, film equipment, field through case studies and field trips. in local, regional, national and third sector/
stations and language teaching laboratories. not-for-profit roles.
The core course features a professional
UC offers the only postgraduate programmes seminar series.
in the country in Diplomacy and International Why study an MPAG at UC?
It is an innovative, interdisciplinary In collaboration with strategic partners,
Relations and its Journalism programme is a
programme of taught courses with a strong a panel of experts will provide real-world
market-leader. The College of Arts is ranked
professional emphasis. informed mentoring of participants.
among the worlds top 200 for Communication
and Media Studies, Education, English Students will carry out a substantial piece of UC has particular expertise in policy
literature, English Language, Geography, History, independent research. processes and community leadership in
Linguistics, Psychology and Sociology. New Zealand-Pacific contexts, in East and
Southeast Asia and in science, environment
and technology policy.
12 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus
QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016.
Subject areas
Subject Honours Masters PhD PG Cert/Dip Grad Cert/Dip
Anthropology (
Art Curatorship

Art History/Art History and Theory/Art Theory


Child and Family Psychology (

Chinese (
Cinema Studies (
Classics (
Creative Writing (
Cultural Studies (
Digital Humanities (
Diplomacy and International Relations ( *
Economics (
Education (
English (
Ethics (
European Union Studies (
French (
Geography (
German (
History (
Human Services (
International Law and Politics (

Japanese (
Journalism (
Linguistics (
Mori (
Mori and Indigenous Studies/Leadership* ( * *
Mathematics (
Media and Communication (
Music (
Pacific Studies (

Philosophy (
Policy and Governance (

Political Science and International Relations*


Psychology (
Russian (
Sociology (
Spanish (
Statistics (
Te Reo Mori (

Not open to new enrolments in 2017.

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.
^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016. 13
Graduate and postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Bachelor of Arts with The BA(Hons) is for high-achieving Bachelor of BA or any bachelors February 1 year full-time;
Honours Arts students (or equivalent). More than degree plus relevant or July up to 4 years
BA(Hons) 30 subjects are available and students can graduate diploma, part-time
complete their own research as well as taught with grades to a
electives. For the range of subjects see page 13. specified level.
Graduate Diploma Offers people who already hold a bachelors Must have qualified for February 1 year full-time;
in Arts degree an opportunity to study Arts in-depth. a university degree and or July up to 5 years
GradDipArts Designed for graduates seeking to qualify for need to pass courses part-time
entry to postgraduate qualifications in Arts, or to totalling not fewer than
extend or upgrade their existing qualifications. 120 points, of which
For the range of subjects see page 13. 90 points must be at
300-level, including
60 points in one subject.
Postgraduate Further study (60 points) in one area of BA or an equivalent February 6 months
Certificate in Arts specialisation. More than 30 subjects are degree with grades to a or July full-time or
PGCertArts available. Can be undertaken part-time. specified level. 12 months

Postgraduate Employers are eager for 'work-ready' graduates BA or any bachelors February 6 months
Certificate in Digital who can use digital tools, translate complex degree plus relevant or July full-time or
Humanities information, manage projects, and collaborate graduate diploma. 12 months
PGCertDigi within interdisciplinary teams. Develop a part-time
critical understanding of the variety of digital
tools and methods for research, teaching and
Postgraduate This new certificate aims to engage students Bachelor's degree with February 1 year
Certificate in Mori in critical analysis of models of indigenous grades to a specified level part-time
and Indigenous development, preparing students for further and relevant professional
Leadership* study in the area. experience. A portfolio
PGCertMIL and interview is required.
Postgraduate This diploma consists of four courses including BA, BFA; or a bachelors February 1 year full-time
Diploma in The Art Museum Past and Present, a special degree and relevant or July
Art Curatorship project in staging an exhibition, a gallery professional experience.
PGDipArtCuratorship internship and one course from the Art History or
Art Theory honours schedule.
Postgraduate See description on page 12. BA or an equivalent February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in Arts degree with grades to a or July up to 4 years
PGDipArts specified level. part-time

Postgraduate This industry-leading, intensive programme Any bachelors degree. February 1 year full-time
Diploma in trains graduates in a wide variety of media and
Journalism communications skills and across multiple
PGDipJ platforms, with a strong emphasis on practical
work experience.
Postgraduate This programme will be discontinued in 2017.*
Diploma in Mori To be replaced with the Postgraduate Certificate
and Indigenous in Mori and Indigenous Leadership (see above).
Postgraduate An introduction to research-based knowledge, Bachelors degree in Te February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in emphasising linguistic competence and critical Reo Mori or equivalent or July up to 4 years
Te Reo Mori thinking about a number of contemporary or bachelors degree and part-time
PGDipTeReo aspects of te reo Mori. Students who complete relevant professional
the diploma with Merit or Distinction may experience and fluency in
te reo Mori.
transfer to the masters.

Not open to new enrolments in 2016.

# This programme will be discontinued in 2017.

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.

** Doctoral or thesis-only master's studies can be started at the beginning of any month.

14 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Master of Arts Prerequisites vary between programmes, but BA or BA(Hons). February Part I: 1 year
MA normally good grades in 300-level courses in the BA(Hons) graduates or July. full-time to 4
subject concerned are required. need to complete Part II Anytime years part-time;
(thesis only). start** Part II (thesis
Child and Family for Part only): 12 years
Psychology has II (thesis full-time; 24
other requirements. only) years part-time
Master of European This degree is unique in Australasia and benefits BA degree in a relevant February 1 year full-time;
Union Studies from UC's National Centre for Research on subject or relevant or July 3 years
MEuro Europe. It looks at the European Union in the bachelors degree plus part-time
global context, with special focus on the qualifying course.
Asia-Pacific region and EU-NZ relations.
Master of Fine Arts For students who have studied writing and BA(Hons), or BA and February 1 year full-time;
in Creative Writing professional writers who seek a formal professional creative 2 years
MFA(CreativeWriting) qualification. Entry is limited. Students produce a writing experience. part-time
major piece of original creative writing. A portfolio is required.
Master of This programme will be discontinued in 2017.*
International To be replaced with the Master of International
Law and Politics# Relations and Diplomacy (see below).
Master of See description on page 12. Bachelors degree with February 1 year full-time;
International grades to a specified up to 2 years
Relations and level (or equivalent) or part-time
Diplomacy* MIRAD bachelors degree and
relevant professional

Master of Linguistics Offers specialist courses in linguistic analysis An undergraduate degree February 1 year full-time;
MLing as well as a significant research component. in Linguistics, or a up to 4 years
Graduates will gain a special awareness and relevant undergraduate part-time
appreciation of the linguistic situation in degree and completion
New Zealand and the Pacific. of a qualifying course via
distance learning.
Master of Mori Aims to equip the next generation of leaders Bachelor's degree with February 1218 months
and Indigenous across a variety of sectors with the skills, grades to a specified level full-time; up to
Leadership* MMIL knowledge and attributes to advance the and relevant professional 3.5 years
aspirations of Iwi Mori and other experience. Or the part-time
indigenous peoples. PGCertMIL. A portfolio
and interview is required.
Master of Mori and This programme will be discontinued in 2017.*
Indigenous Studies# To be replaced with the Master of Mori and
MMaor Indigenous Leadership (see above).
Master of Policy and See description on page 12. Bachelor's degree (or February 1 year full-time;
Governance* MPAG equivalent) with grades up to 2 years
to a specified level. part-time

Master of Te Reo The MTeReo provides advanced knowledge of Bachelors degree in Te February 23 years
Mori the language and an introduction to research, Reo Mori or equivalent or July full-time;
MTeReo emphasising linguistic competence and critical or bachelors degree and up to 6 years
thinking about a range of contemporary and relevant professional part-time
historical aspects of te reo. experience and high level
of competency in te reo.
Doctor of Philosophy For more information on PhDs see page 11. Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
PhD first or second-class start** full-time;
honours division 1 or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
distinction or merit or

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options 15
Research Other centres hosted by the College
Research is integral to the work of the College of of Arts are:
Arts and academics are engaged in fundamental Social Science Research Centre
and applied research across a broad range of Confucius Institute at the University
subjects at regional, national and international of Canterbury
levels. The College of Arts hosts a number of Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies
successful research centres such as:
Te Puna Poru National Centre for Research in
Music Education and Sound Arts (MERC)
New Zealand Institute of Language,
New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal
Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)
Dedicated to the study of human language,
Ngi Tahu Research Centre.
this multidisciplinary centre covers linguistics,
speech production and perception, language For a more thorough list of research centres, see
acquisition and disorders, memory, brain pages 67 or for further information visit
imaging and bilingual education. For more
information go to
Career opportunities
UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake In todays rapidly changing work environment
Digital Archive most people pursue several career paths in their The world now has an
Following the earthquakes of 2010/11 the UC
CEISMIC Digital Archive has been collecting and
lifetime. Graduates need skills that are applicable
to many situations and such skills are highly
opportunity to decide
preserving the memories and experiences of sought after by employers. how it will respond to our
changing climate and what
the people of the Canterbury region. For more The ability to think critically, write, analyse,
information go to research, problem solve, innovate and
communicate are vital skills taught as part of we do next. The task of
Te Awatea Violence Research Centre
The Centre is a community resource offering
an Arts degree. Graduates receive a respected,
internationally recognised qualification that
producing a scoping report
information, research and education to lays the foundation for a successful career, be it for the IPCC is daunting
professionals, practitioners, groups and
communities interested in violence reduction,
in media, government, international relations,
arts, culture, heritage, archives, politics, public
but I am honoured to be
prevention and intervention. For more policy, research, communications, conservation, invited to help address such
information go to education, community development, publishing,
design, business, marketing or academia. a complex problem, one
National Centre for Research on Europe By giving you the opportunity to obtain that is already influencing
The NCRE is New Zealands only interdisciplinary advanced knowledge about specialist topics
and/or carry out original research, the College
so many lives. Tackling
climate change problems
research body devoted to examining the impact
of the European Union in our region, covering of Arts postgraduate programmes aim to foster
political and security issues, economic and trade intellectual independence, critical thinking and
excellence in every field.
will require different
ways of thinking and new
relations, culture and migration, climate change
and energy. These are just some of the current For further career information, please go to
research themes being investigated. For more
information go to approaches from all fields,
including economics,
More information politics and sociology.
College of Arts
T: +64 3 364 2176 Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward
E: Head of Department, Political Science and International Relations Department;
Leader of the Sustainable Citizenship and Civic
Imagination research group;
Co-Investigator of the Centre for Sustainable
Prosperity, University of Surrey, UK;
Author of Children, Citizenship and Environment;
Member of the Scoping Meeting for the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

16 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Graduate and postgraduate studies in
Business and Economics

Dr Girish Prayag, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, won the 2015 Early and Emerging Career Research Award. He is studying consumption experiences in the tourism and hospitality industries and
co-authoring a book on tourism resilience.

The School of Business and Postgraduate benefits Business and Economics is accredited by the
Economics postgraduate As a postgraduate student you will benefit from
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business (AACSB) placing it in the top five percent
programme has a strong good supervision ratios and access to resources
of business schools worldwide.
emphasis on research-based such as extensive library holdings of academic
journals. You will also interact closely with Our world-class business education encourages
teaching and innovative supervisors, lecturers and fellow students through students to engage in research and projects that
qualifications, preparing group discussions and collaboration. There are are impactful and affect organisational change.
UC is renowned for producing graduates who
graduates for a successful opportunities to become involved in teaching.
show leadership and can create viable business
professional career. Scholarships solutions. Our graduates work in organisations
that contribute to the economy and well-being of
The Schools research in Marketing is ranked The University annually awards UC Doctoral their communities.
first among New Zealands universities, and Scholarships and UC Masters Scholarships for
students undertaking research degrees in the
second in Management, Accounting and
disciplines of Accounting, Information Systems,
Innovation and
Finance.* Its Accounting and Finance, Business
and Management, Economics, and Information Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing. entrepreneurship
Systems programmes are also ranked in the In todays business environment, innovation
top 200 in the world. While recent research Industry and partnerships and entrepreneurship are key strategic drivers
areas delve into tourism, organisational for generating organisational growth and
Through international ties with partner
resilience, and NGO leadership, the School sustainability. Postgraduate study at UC
institutions and visiting Erskine Fellows, you will
retains its core research strengths in encourages you to analyse current viewpoints
have access to expertise in a wide range of areas.
entrepreneurship, financial risk management, while considering future business applications in
The Schools links with industry also enable you
information systems, management, marketing, new and progressive ways.
to attend guest lectures and presentations by
social/environmental accounting, and taxation. Gaining practical business experience is
business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
The School offers taught masters programmes Taught master's programmes include a research made possible through the UC Centre for
that equip graduates with the applied skills, project or internship with a business or non-profit Entrepreneurship. It hosts student-run societies
knowledge and business acumen needed organisation, allowing you to apply your learning such as entr and 180 Degrees Consulting, where
to transition into high-level business roles. and work skills in a real-world setting. you can start a social or business enterprise,
Coursework-based degrees in applied economics or develop a business plan for an external
organisation. The UC Innovators and Summer
and finance, business management, financial Leading change Start-up programmes can help you to start your
management**, professional accounting, and
business information systems provide an UC is committed to international own business venture with support, resources
intensive learning experience covering the benchmarking of its postgraduate and events such as business bootcamps.
essential operational functions of business programmes. Our MBA
any organisation. programme is fully accredited
by the Association of MBAs
* The latest Tertiary Education Commission Performance-
Based Research Fund Assessment, 2012. (AMBA) and the School of
QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016.
** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval,
due December 2016. 17
Subject areas
Subject Honours Masters PhD PG Cert/Dip Grad Cert/Dip
Accounting *
Accounting and Information Systems
Applied Finance and Economics
Business Administration
Business/Business Management
Business Information Systems
Economics *
Finance *
Financial Management# #
Information Systems *
Management *
Marketing *
Professional Accounting
Strategic Leadership
Taxation and Accounting

Featured qualifications The MBM has a great

Master of Business Information balance of practical, real-
Systems MBIS life, industry-related skills
The MBIS enables you to take advantage of
increasing industry demand for tech-savvy
and knowledge. The course
business graduates. Combining business studies has opened up so many
with information systems, the MBIS is designed
to equip you with the specialist knowledge and more opportunities for me
skills to manage technology-driven innovation already in just six months.
in business.
Chenice Whearty
Why study an MBIS at UC? Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
No prior background in Commerce or Studying towards a Master of
Information Systems is needed. Business Management
Graduate Role, Institutional
Leverage your existing academic or Operations Division, ANZ
professional background with additional
skills to prepare you for a role in
information systems. Gain traction across a wide variety of industries UC MCom graduates are well prepared for
Information systems is one of the fastest and prepare yourself for entry-level commercial professional roles and business consulting.
growing areas for employment, opening roles within the public and private sector.
the door to exciting careers in business Complete a business master's in just Career opportunities
analysis, systems development and 1215 months and become a highly innovative Postgraduate business study can lead to
project management. and dynamic business leader. an academic career, provide professional
Master of Business Management MBM development or serve as a transition to a new
Master of Commerce MCom career. UC Business and Economics graduates
The MBM enables you to increase your The Master of Commerce (MCom) consists of are prepared for professional roles in every
employability by gaining business skills that coursework and a thesis or dissertation. An kind of organisation where people need to be
complement your existing professional or MCom will allow you to learn more about your innovative, solve challenging problems and
academic background. The MBM is designed chosen subject area, critically view the world and make a difference.
to open your career options by equipping you carry out an independent piece of research.
with key skills and expertise from multiple For further career information, please go to
core business functions to give you increased
Why study an MCom at UC?
commercial intelligence and oversight.
It can be completed in one calendar year.
* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due
Why study an MBM at UC? If you are following Chartered Accountants August 2016.
No prior background in Commerce is needed. Australia and New Zealand programme, # Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due
study in the MCom (or BCom Honours) December 2016.
Not open to new enrolments in 2017.
Accounting programme counts as one year ** Doctoral and thesis-only studies can be started at the
of professional experience. beginning of any month.
18 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus
Graduate and postgraduate programmes
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Start date Duration
Bachelor of The Honours programme allows you to further A relevant bachelors February 1 year full-time;
Commerce with your expertise in your chosen major and explore degree. Candidates 18 months
Honours specialist topics that can lead to entry to must also satisfy the 4 years
BCom(Hons) masters programmes by thesis. For the range of course prerequisites for part-time
subjects see page 18. the subject.
Graduate Diploma Not open to new enrolments in 2017.*
in Accounting To be replaced with the Graduate Diploma in
and Information Commerce (see below).
Graduate Diploma The GradDipBA offers an entry pathway to the Any bachelors February, 8 months
in Business MBA programme. The diploma includes 12 core degree with a B average April, full-time;
Administration courses from the MBA programme. Transfer or above, and at least July or up to 4 years
GradDipBA to the MBA programme is available for those 5 years management or September part-time
students who complete the GradDipBA with a leadership experience.
B average or higher.

Graduate Diploma The GradDipCom allows students to Any bachelor's degree February 1 year full-time;
in Commerce* complete advanced commerce papers and with a B+ average in or July 2 years
GradDipCom enables them to transition into research-based advanced courses. part-time
postgraduate study.

Graduate Diploma Not open to new enrolments in 2017.*

in Economics To be replaced with the Graduate Diploma in
GradDipEcon Commerce (see above).
Graduate Diploma Not open to new enrolments in 2017.*
in Management To be replaced with the Graduate Diploma in
GradDipMgt Commerce (see above).
Postgraduate This certificate is the ideal solution for students Any bachelors degree Various 13 years
Certificate in who do not currently have time to complete with a B average or
Strategic Leadership the full MBA programme. It includes above, and at least 5
PGCertStratLdrship six courses which can be taken in any order years' management or
and are taught in modular format over two leadership experience.
Fridays and Saturdays. All courses taken as
part of the PGCertStratLdrship can be credited
towards the GradDipBA or MBA programmes.
Postgraduate The PGDipBus offers a pathway to the MBM Any bachelors degree February 9 months
Diploma in Business and MPA programmes. The diploma includes with a B average or full-time; up to
PGDipBus eight courses and can be completed in less than above. 4 years
a year. part-time

Postgraduate This new diploma provides the skills that allow Any bachelors degree February 915 months
Diploma in Business graduates to gain employment in information with a B average or or October full-time; up to
Information Systems systems-related industries. above. 4 years
PGDipBIS part-time

Master of Applied The MAFE is a masters degree in both Finance Any bachelors degree January or 1213 months
Finance and and Economics. Students take two semesters of with good grades. Must February full-time; up to
Economics advanced coursework in both subjects, followed have intermediate (based on 4 years
MAFE by a practical applications course. economics and finance entry level) part-time
and basic statistics
and calculus.
Master of Business The MBA programme offers personal and Any bachelors degree February, 15 months
Administration professional fulfilment as well as a highly with a B average or April, full-time; up
MBA credible qualification to advance your above, and at least 5 July or to 5 years
career. The programme's core courses years' management or September part-time
deliver a dynamic combination of leadership experience.
innovative, strategic perspectives and Or satisfactory progress
advanced business knowledge as well as towards the GradDipBA.
valuable and responsible leadership skills.
Master of Business See description on page 18. Any bachelors degree February 1215 months
Information Systems with a B average or or October full-time; up to
MBIS above. 4 years

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options 19
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Start date Duration
Master of Business See description on page 18. Any bachelors degree February 1214 months
Management with a B average or or October full-time; up to
MBM above. 4 years
Master of Commerce See description and the range of subjects A bachelors degree February 1218 months
MCom available on page 18. in the same subject full-time;
with good grades or 18 months
a relevant graduate 3 years
diploma with good part-time
Master of Financial The MFM will provide graduates with the Any bachelor's degree 2017: 1215 months
Management# knowledge and skills required to be a business with a B average or October full-time; up to
MFM analyst, investment analyst and cost or above. 2018: 4 years
management accountant. February part-time
or October
Master of The MPA is a conversion taught masters Any bachelors degree February 1517 months
Professional that will give graduates the skills, knowledge with a B average or or October full-time;
Accounting and competencies to be highly effective above. up to 4 years
MPA accountants. Leads to provisional membership part-time
of professional bodies such as Chartered
Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Doctor of Philosophy For more details and available subject areas, see Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
PhD page 11. first-class or second- start** full-time;
class honours division 1 37 years
or masters degree with part-time
first-class or second-
class honours
or equivalent.

Research Academics from the School have won accolades,

including the 2014 UC Research Medal (Professor
Research by the School of Business and
C. Michael Hall), the 2014 UC Teaching Medal
Economics not only informs teaching, it is often
(Professor Paul Ballantine), and the Australasian
a part of student learning. Our academics are
Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal (Professor
highly respected in their field, attracting research
Adrian Sawyer).
students from around the world. Some examples
include major public policy issues, such as
social and environmental accounting and
Leading and Managing Resilient
reporting, sustainable business development, Organisations
sex discrimination and gender-mainstreaming UC staff are the driving force behind the Leading
policies, tax compliance and financial and Managing Resilient Organisations (LMRO)
risk management. research centre. Through their research and
Postgraduate research students complete a business partnerships, the LMRO group assists
thesis or dissertation that involves literature organisations to become more agile, increasing
reviews, data collection and analysis, and their ability to adapt to change, to learn and
expanding the current concepts and knowledge continuously improve their performance. The
in their chosen area. group involves specialists from a range of

Michael is the most

organisational sciences, including strategic
management, human resources, organisational
At the forefront of the field behaviour, organisational psychology and frequently cited tourism
UCs business and economics academics
scholar in the world; one
organisational change. A key area of current
conduct, publish, present and collaborate on research is employee resilience. For more
research with a global relevance and application. information go to year he was cited over
The School will host the Australia and
New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC)
20,400 times. He has had
Conference in December 2016. This event brings More information a significant impact on the
together marketing experts to explore academic,
business and governmental cross-collaboration.
School of Business and Economics
T +64 3 369 3888
thinking around tourism
Selected doctoral students will present their E: policy, regional development,
work at a doctoral colloquium, and postgraduate
students will have the opportunity to meet
event marketing, biosecurity
leading marketing scholars.
# Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due
and environmental change.
December 2016.
** Doctoral and thesis-only studies can be started at the Professor Steve Weaver on
beginning of any month. Professor C. Michael Hall (pictured)
20 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus UC Research Medal 2014
Postgraduate studies in
Communication Disorders

UCs staff are internationally Research

recognised for their research The Department of Communication Disorders
in communication sciences has three research laboratories; The Rose Centre
and disorders. for Stoke Recovery and Research, UC Speech
Labs and the Child Language Centre. Many of
our researchers are part of the multidisciplinary
The Department of Communication Disorders
New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and
serves New Zealand and the world through
Behaviour based at UC.
excellence and innovation in scholarship,
teaching and public service. Students are
educated and challenged to excel in professional Career opportunities
practice and research related to disorders of The speech-language therapy profession offers
hearing, speech, language and swallowing. a range of career opportunities. Graduates are
Staff provide a national resource centre for highly employable as clinicians both in
information and continuing professional New Zealand and overseas.
education in the field. Each year a number of You can work with people or computers, in
distinguished scholars, including Erskine Fellows, a research laboratory, a private clinic or a
come from around the world to lecture and
conduct seminars at UC. I wanted to do something government agency. You can work with children
who experience language delays or with elderly
that would make a stroke patients in a large hospital or nursing
Resources and partnerships difference in the world home. You can be an entrepreneur, developing
and marketing new communication devices and
The Department has four on-campus
laboratories featuring state-of-the-art and which my children tests, or build your own private practice. You can

and I could feel proud of.

teach at a university or conduct research in a
electronic and assessment equipment.
scientific laboratory.
The Department is a partner in the UC-hosted
New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain
Going back to study has For further career information, please go to
and Behaviour. given me a new direction

UC operates the Rose Centre for Stroke and a feeling of purpose.

Recovery and Research at Christchurchs More information
St Georges Hospital. Department of Communication Disorders
Postgraduate students can take clinics
Rebecca Macbeth T: +64 3 364 2401
Studying towards a Master of Speech and E:
at public hospitals, schools and centres,
Language Pathology
providing a multitude of options for working
with clients of all ages with speech and
hearing disabilities. 21
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Master of Audiology The MAud includes coursework, and clinical and BSLP(Hons), BA, BSc; February 2 years
MAud research experiences. Coursework focuses on other bachelors degrees full-time; up to
training professional clinical audiologists with also considered. 4 years
emphasis on the development of clinical and A special application is part-time
administrative skills relating to the practice required; applications
of audiology. close on 1 October.
Master of Science The MSc includes independent research, BSLP(Hons) or other February Part II only
majoring in presented in a thesis, which is completed qualifying programme. or July# of MSc
Speech and concurrently with one advanced course in either (one course and
Language Sciences clinical management or research design. a thesis): 1 year
MSc A non-clinical, research-only pathway is available
to students with a 4-year undergraduate degree
in a related discipline. Prepares graduates for
clinical supervision and/or research, for entry
to a doctorate programme, or to assume
leadership roles.
Master of Speech The MSLP offers students with a degree in Any bachelors or February 2 years
and Language Linguistics, Education, Psychology, Science, masters degree (not full-time;
Pathology Health Sciences or related degrees the suitable for those up to 4 years
MSLP opportunity to enter the speech-language graduates with a degree part-time
therapy profession. This hands-on programme specialising in speech
includes experiential clinical practice. and language therapy/
Doctor of Philosophy See page 11 for more information on PhDs. Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
PhD first-class honours or start** full-time;
masters degree with 37 years
first or second-class part-time
division 1 honours
or equivalent.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

# Some subjects allow a July start, please contact the Department for clarification.
** Doctoral studies can be started at the beginning of any month.

I see this award not so much as an award for me, but

for me and all the clinicians and hospitals who I have
worked with, including postgraduate students. My
biggest achievement isnt the research I do it is those
individuals that benefit from the research. We are
making improvements for them.

Associate Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee

World expert in cough-reflex research in
stroke patients
2014 UC Innovation Medal
Coordinator of Postgraduate Speech-Language
Sciences Programme

22 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Graduate and postgraduate studies
in Education

UCs College of Education, Graduate teaching options Master of Education MEd

Health and Human Students wishing to become registered teachers This qualification has been refreshed to allow
Development builds on a and who have already completed a recognised for an 180-point pathway for current teachers
degree can apply for a graduate diploma or and leaders to gain a masters level qualification.
135-year tradition of quality masters degree in either early childhood, Students can complete a coursework-only path
teacher education and primary or secondary teacher education. or a mix of courses and an original thesis.
educational research. It is The Colleges teaching staff are education
ranked among the worlds top specialists who have close links with local Why study an MEd at UC?
100 universities for Education. experience and the latest research.
* schools and whose teaching draws on practical An ideal pathway for those who have already
undertaken some postgraduate study
eg, Postgraduate Diploma or Honours.
The College is committed to research excellence
in teacher education, educational studies and Supportive study environment Can be endorsed in areas such as Literacy,
leadership, sports and physical education, and The College offers an encouraging environment Leadership, e-Learning/Digital Technologies,
health sciences. with small, friendly classes and varied delivery Positive Behaviour Support** or Special and
options, such as on-campus or distance/flexible Inclusive Education.
Professional development and learning, and full or part-time study.
specialisation Master of Teaching English to Speakers
Many teachers wish to specialise in an area of Featured qualifications of Other Languages MTESOL
teaching they are passionate about, strengthen This coursework-based masters programme
their practice or continue developing a range of Master of Teaching and Learning provides students with a best-practice,
skills. For some that might be special education; MTchgLn professional understanding of language
for others it could be languages or leadership. The MTchgLn will provide teacher graduates acquisition, learning and teaching languages,
Students learn from leading academics and with advanced research-based knowledge and and English linguistics.
research-informed content. See page 27. experience in partnership schools. It is designed
as a school-university community of practice.
Why study an MTESOL at UC?
UC Education Plus Become a skilful English language educator,
UC Education Plus provides professional Why study an MTchgLn at UC? from early childhood through to tertiary level.
development programmes and advice to Study in a digitally enriched environment that Teaching and learning is conducted online.
educators working in schools and early reflects modern learning pedagogies. Can be completed in 12 months.
childhood centres in the South Island. Much
Focus on supporting priority and
of the training is provided at no cost through
diverse learners.
a school's Ministry of Education contract. Aligned with the Education Council of
Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ) Graduating
* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016. Teacher Standards.
** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval,
due December 2016. 23
Registered teacher pathway programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Graduate Diploma in: For graduates interested in training to become Bachelors degree for February 1 year full-time;
Early Childhood a teacher. GradDipECTeach and part-time
Teaching Special requirements apply for those for whom GradDipTchLn(Primary). options available
GradDipECTeach English is a second language.
Teaching and See the College of Education, Health and Human
Learning (Primary) Development website for more details
Graduate Diploma in For graduates interested in training to become a Bachelors degree with January 1 year full-time;
Teaching and Learning secondary school teacher. Applicants must meet the study to 300-level in part-time
(Secondary) prerequisites for an additional teaching subject. a secondary school options available
GradDipTchLn Special requirements apply for those for whom curriculum area.
(Secondary) English is a second language.
See the College of Education, Health and Human
Development website for more details
Master of Teaching See the previous page for a description. A bachelors degree January 1 year full-time
and Learning or higher degree in
MTchgLn a disciplinary field
appropriate to teaching
and learning (with a
B+ grade average at

Language educator programmes

Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Postgraduate Ideal fast-track qualification for those who may have A bachelors degree or July or Part-time
Certificate in Teaching come to the career of English language education satisfy the Dean November only; can be
English to Speakers of through an indirect route and wish to undertake of relevant completed in
Other Languages professional development or for graduates interested post-secondary study 7 months
PGCertTESOL in entering the TESOL profession. and work experience.
Master of Computer- The only masters programme of its kind in A recognised teacher February 1 year full-time;
Assisted Language New Zealand, this one-year professional coursework training course of and July up to 4 years
Learning masters degree will produce skilful language minimum one year or part-time.
MCALL educators who can use technology to enhance experience as a teacher Note: full-time
learning in a wide variety of settings around the or educator (with a students must
world. Of particular interest to language educators B grade average in start in July
and teachers of English and other languages. 300-level courses
normally expected).
Master of Teaching See the previous page for a description. Bachelors degree (a July and 1 year full-time,
English to Speakers of B grade in 300-level November up to 4 years
Other Languages courses is normally part-time.
MTESOL expected). Relevant work Note: full-time
experience will also students must
be considered. start in July

Sport coaching programmes

Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Graduate Certificate Provides practising coaches and those in the sports A bachelors degree February 6 months
in Sport Coaching industry (or those who wish to work in it) the chance or satisfy the Dean of full-time or up to
GradCertSpC to develop their professional coaching skills. relevant post-secondary 4 years part-time
study and work

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

Distance learning options

24 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Professional development and advanced study for teachers
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Bachelor of Teaching Taught either entirely on campus or as a mixture BTchLn (or equivalent) February 1 year full-time;
and Learning with of on-campus and distance delivery. Graduates can with a B grade up to 3 years
Honours focus on areas in which they have special interests average in 200 and part-time
BTchLn(Hons) and can enhance career prospects. Includes a 300-level courses.
(Early Childhood and research project and work in schools/
Primary) early childhood centres.

Postgraduate The PGCertEd is designed to provide those with Degree with courses February 1 year full-time;
Certificate in an education or counselling background the in Education or an and July up to 2 years
Education opportunity to improve their professional practice appropriate degree and part-time
PGCertEd and assess significant issues in education. Students have either completed a
may proceed to the PGDipEd or the MEd. minimum 1-year teacher
training course or have
experience as a teacher,
educator or counsellor.
Postgraduate This certificate gives students a strong appreciation NZ Teacher Education February 5 months
Certificate in of specialist teaching as an interdisciplinary field degree or recognised NZ full-time; up to 2
Special ist Teaching and specialist teaching knowledge and skills. 3-year teaching diploma years part-time
PGCertSpecTchg It comprises one compulsory course and one and current NZ teacher
elective course. registration and at least
2 years experience as a
teacher or educator in a
recognised setting.
Postgraduate Pursue a range of teaching and learning themes, Be practising in tertiary February 14 years
Certificate in to build on specific knowledge and to consider teaching and have and July part-time
Tertiary Teaching academic practices from various disciplines. a bachelors degree
PGCertTertTchg or qualifications and
experience in your field
of teaching.
Postgraduate Diploma The PGDipEd is designed to improve professional
in Education practice and examine critically significant issues Appropriate degree with
PGDipEd in education. The PGDipEd can be completed courses in Education or
can be endorsed in: unendorsed or endorsed in a specific area of interest an appropriate degree and
(see below). Students may proceed to the MEd. have either completed a
e-Learning and To improve professional practice with ICT and minimum 1-year teacher
Digital investigate significant issues in this area. training course or have
Technologies in experience as a teacher,
Education educator or counsellor
(a B grade average in
Haka Pounamu: Designed to extend and develop teachers in the use 300-level courses is
Te Reo Mori of te reo Mori in the classroom. normally expected).
Bilingual and
Immersion Teaching In addition to the above,
a basic knowledge of 1 year full-time;
Inclusive and To improve professional knowledge, practice and te reo Mori is required up to 4 years
and July
Special Education ability to address significant issues in the field. for Haka Pounamu; at part-time
least 5 years teaching
Leadership Gain effective leadership and management experience, as well
competencies to enhance and build your career. as employment in a
position of leadership
Literacy Critically examines literacy underachievement responsibility is required
through a combination of theory and practice. for the Leadership
Positive Behaviour Provides learning and development opportunities
Support^ to respond proactively to the increasing
number of children and youth who engage in
challenging behaviour.
Teaching and Educators gain understanding and skills to teach
Learning Languages languages and cater for students linguistic needs.

^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016. Continued overleaf 25
Professional development and advanced study for teachers (continued)
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Postgraduate Diploma The PGDipSpecTchg provides students with the NZ Teacher Education February Normally
in Specialist Teaching ability to apply their specialist teaching knowledge degree or recognised NZ completed over
PGDipSpecTchg and skills in diverse cultural contexts. Can be 3-year teaching diploma 2 years
endorsed in Complex Educational Needs, Deaf and and current NZ teacher part-time.
Hard of Hearing^, Early Intervention, Learning and registration and at least Can study 1 year
Behaviour. It comprises one compulsory course, 2 years experience as a full-time and up
three courses from the chosen endorsement and teacher or educator in a to 4 years
includes practical experience. recognised setting. part-time
Master of Education See page 23 for a description of the 180-point Appropriate degree with February 1+ year full-time;
MEd endorsement options. courses in Education or and July up to 6 years
Master of Education A 120-point thesis option is also available for those PGDipEd or appropriate part-time
endorsed in Inclusive with a PGDipEd or Honours degree. degree and a minimum
and Special Education 1-year teacher training
course or have experience
as a teacher, educator or
counsellor (with a B grade
average at 300-level).
Master of Specialist Aimed at practitioners who want to provide NZ Teacher Education February 1 year full-time;
Teaching professional leadership in their area of expertise. degree or recognised NZ and July up to 4 years
MSpecTchg A non-thesis pathway, the degree can be awarded 3-year teaching diploma part-time
unendorsed or endorsed in Complex Educational and current NZ teacher
Needs, Deaf and Hard of Hearing^, Early Intervention registration and at least
and Learning and Behaviour. 2 years experience as a
teacher or educator in a
recognised setting. Or a
Doctor of Education Aimed at Education professionals and other related A bachelors degree with Anytime 45 years as a
EdD fields, doctoral students will synthesise theory and first or second class start** mixture of part
address questions of professional practice while honours, or a masters and full-time or
further developing their leadership capacities. degree with first or part-time only
Participants experiences will be invaluable and their second class honours
findings will advance the education field. or minimum of 5 years
experience in a relevant
professional role.
Doctor of Philosophy For more details about PhD study see page 11. Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
PhD first or second-class start** full-time;
division 1 honours or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
first-class or second-class
honours or equivalent.

^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.

** Doctoral and master's by thesis-only studies can be started at the beginning of any month.

We can predict with about 90 percent accuracy which children

coming into school are going to struggle with their early reading
and writing experiences. So rather than waiting for them to
experience failure in any way, we really want to get in right from
the start and make sure they experience success.

Professor Gail Gillon

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, College of Education,
Health and Human Development
Co-director of the government-initiated
National Science Challenge A Better Start:
E Tipu e Rea

26 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Education, language education, teaching and sport coaching subject areas
Subject Honours Masters PhD/EdD PG Cert/Dip Grad Cert/Dip
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Early Childhood Education
e-Learning and Digital Technologies in Education
Haka Pounamu: Te Reo Mori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching
Inclusive and Special Education
Positive Behaviour Support^
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Specialist Teaching
Sport Coaching
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning Languages
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Tertiary Teaching/Higher Education

^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.

Not open to new enrolments in 2017.

Research Career opportunities

The College attracts funding that enables Teaching offers a creative, stimulating and
advances to be made in educational knowledge rewarding career that provides the opportunity
and the evaluation of education practice, while to influence and shape many lives. Teaching
also giving postgraduate students opportunities also provides entry into careers beyond the
to carry out research in topical aspects. classroom, with teaching experience being
The College has links with institutions an excellent background for a wide range of
internationally and offers services to enhance jobs including careers in the public sector, and
the professional development of educators business and industry training.
both in New Zealand and in other countries, Postgraduate study in Education can contribute
including customised in-service professional to your employability. It enables you to extend
development courses for teachers and teacher your knowledge and skills, indicates your
educators, custom-designed College courses, motivation and ability to persevere at a high
educational tours and consultancies, and staff level academically and can make you more
and student exchanges. competitive in the job market.
Key areas of scholarly research include, but are Graduates have varied career opportunities
not limited to, those represented by the Colleges available to them including work in government,
research hubs: I have gained lots of industry, commerce, social service agencies,
the e-Learning Lab experience in education health and rehabilitation, museums, counselling
and voluntary organisations.
the Inclusive and Special Education Group during my working career For further career information, please go to
the New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies
and I draw upon these when
the Early Years Enquiry Hub
working with young people.
the Language and Literacy Research Lab
the Research Lab for Creativity and Change
I want to create positive More information
the Science and Technology Education learning environments for all College of Education, Health and
Human Development
Research Lab my students. T: +64 3 369 3333
the Educational Theory, Policy and Practice Sione Areli E:
Research Hub Ngti Mutunga
the Mori Education Research Lab, Bachelor of Arts in History and Mori and
Te R Rangahau Indigenous Studies; Master of Teaching and
the Teacher Learning and Innovations in Learning in Secondary Teaching
Practice Research Lab Teacher, Hillmorton High School
the Movement Pedagogy Research Hub. 27
Postgraduate studies in Engineering

Staff and students at the Spatial

Engineering Research Centre.

UC houses New Zealands Postgraduate resources

Canterbury Engineering
premier College of Considerable resources are available to
the Future
Engineering, which provides postgraduate students. These include
well-equipped workshops, laboratories and The Canterbury Engineering the
internationally recognised computer facilities, and a specialist Engineering Future (CETF) project involves a major
qualifications and is ranked and Physical Sciences Library, which houses over modernisation and renewal of all
in the top 1% worldwide in 100,000 volumes and holds over 1,000 current
serial subscriptions.
Engineering facilities, including a rebuild
or refurbishment of every wing and
Civil Engineering. A number of university and industry scholarships the construction of a new Structural
are also available for postgraduate students. Engineering Laboratory.
Founded in 1887 as the first School of Engineering The new Chemical and Process wing will
in New Zealand, UCs College of Engineering is
internationally recognised for its teaching and Academic and be complete by the end of 2016
and contain multi-purpose rooms, a
research excellence, and will have implemented a industry expertise research laboratory, work stations and
$142 million investment in new facilities by 2017. At any one time, the College hosts up to a technician rooms.
As well as its elite ranking in Civil Engineering, dozen visiting academics from top international
The Mechanical wing will provide
UC is rated in the top 200 universities in the universities as part of the Universitys unique
state-of-the-art laboratories to support
world in Chemical Engineering, and Erskine programme, providing opportunities for
the study of machine design, new
Electrical Engineering. our students and staff to interact with world
product development, bioengineering,
leaders in their respective fields.
Our Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and and consultancy.
Postgraduate students also benefit from the
Process Engineering departments have also The refurbished Electrical and Computer
Colleges close interaction with industry. Such
both been ranked first in New Zealand for wing opened in 2016 and features
relationships help to attract financial support for
their research. complex technical laboratories, and
research as well as providing opportunities to
spaces that encourage interaction.
The College offers both coursework-based establish professional networks.
and research-based qualifications, including The Civil and Natural Resources wing
A number of research centres are housed in
postgraduate certificates, masters and doctoral will have large mezzanines to showcase
the College of Engineering and there are strong
degrees. Engineering Professional Development research and presentations.
relationships with other research centres at UC
courses are run in block-mode, which is an ideal and in New Zealand.
format for the working professional, including projects/cetf
Research projects can involve national research
those who live outside of Christchurch. See
institutes and organisations in industry.
page 31 for more information on these courses. QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016.
The latest Tertiary Education Commission Performance-
Based Research Fund Assessment, 2012.

28 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Description Requires Duration
date features
Postgraduate For professional engineers seeking advanced technical training BE(Hons) or BSc(Hons) February 1 semester
Certificate in or students looking for a one-year advanced qualification. in appropriate and July full-time;
Engineering PGCertEng May be awarded unendorsed or endorsed in Civil Engineering, subjects. 4 years
Construction Management, Earthquake Engineering, Fire
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Transportation
Engineering. Graduates can also transfer to a masters degree.

Postgraduate Diploma See Science on pages 4647.

in Applied Data
Science* PGDipADS
Master of Applied
Data Science* MADS
Master of Engineering The ME is a research degree completed by coursework and a BE(Hons) with first February 16 months to
ME thesis. The Master of Engineering may be awarded endorsed or second-class and July** 3 years
in Bioengineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, honours or BSc(Hons) full-time;
Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Earthquake with first or second- 30 months to
Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical class honours in 4 years
Engineering or Software Engineering. appropriate subjects. part-time B
Master of Engineering Fire engineers specialise in the application of science and BE(Hons) or other February 16 months to
in Fire Engineering engineering principles to protect people and their environment appropriate degree. and July 3 years full-time
MEFE from destructive fire. In the first half of the degree, students It is recommended B
take block courses in areas such as fire dynamics and fire safety that international
and systems. Online learning software is used to allow for students apply
flexible study. The second half of the degree requires a thesis. by June.
Master of Engineering The MEM gives graduates with an Engineering degree or a degree BE(Hons) or other February 1 year full-time
in Management in another relevant subject a real insight into the business appropriate degree.
MEM world. The MEM offers small group classes, intensive learning
and a chance to use their technical skills in real-life situations.
Students complete a six-month industry-based project. MEM is
endorsed by IPENZ as a quality professional development course.
Master of Engineering The MET was established in cooperation with the University of BE(Hons) with first or February 13 years
in Transportation Auckland and with support from the transport industry in second-class honours and July full-time;
MET New Zealand. It covers three main areas, with options to or other appropriate 24 years
specialise in one or all: transportation planning, traffic
engineering, pavement engineering. Many courses are taught
degree. part-time
in block mode, allowing practising engineers to complete their
degree while remaining in full-time employment.
Master of Engineering The MEngSt caters for professional engineers seeking BE(Hons) or BSc(Hons) February 12 years
Studies MEngSt advanced technical training and is a taught masters degree in appropriate and July full-time;
with no thesis requirement. The degree may be awarded subjects, or 25 years
unendorsed or endorsed in Civil Engineering, Construction PGCertEng. part-time
Management, Earthquake Engineering, Fire Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering or Renewable Energy*. B
Master of Human Human Interface Technology aims to improve interactive Bachelors degree February 1 year full-time
Interface Technology technology to meet users needs. Students develop specialist with honours in an and July
MHIT knowledge of interface design principles, the ability to evaluate appropriate field.
hardware and software, and research and development skills.
Prepares graduates for a career with wide application to areas
such as health, education, entertainment and business.

Doctor of Philosophy See page 11 for more information about PhD study at UC. Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
PhD first or second-class start** full-time;
division 1 honours or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
first or second-class
division 1 honours
or equivalent.

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from Part-time study options

B Some UC Engineering Professional Development courses are offered in block mode and can be credited to this award. See page 31 for more information.
* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.
** Doctoral or master's by thesis-only studies can be started at the beginning of any month. 29
Subject areas
Subject Masters PhD PG Cert
Bioengineering (
Chemical and Process Engineering (
Civil Engineering (
Construction Management (
Earthquake Engineering (
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (
Engineering (
Engineering Management (
Fire Engineering (
Forest Engineering (
Human Interface Technology (
Mechanical Engineering (
Renewable Energy (

Software Engineering (
Transportation Engineering (

Methanex is the world's Research

largest producer and The College of Engineerings overarching aim
is to contribute to and benefit the community
supplier of methanol. in all areas of our research, from safe buildings
Most of their research to medical technology, and provide excellent
graduates who will help fulfil this mission.
and development is based Creativity and innovation are encouraged
in NZ and theyve been and research collaborations are often
interdisciplinary, with projects spanning
very supportive of student departments, research centres, and other
research at UC. I tell all colleges within UC. Strong links with related
disciplines including Forestry, Computer Science,
the students that have Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Astronomy,
work experience there to Chemistry and Geology enable highly specialised
interdisciplinary research at postgraduate level.
treat their placement as a Major research themes in the College of
job interview. Engineering include sustainability, energy,
security and safety, environment, society and
community, innovative design for economic
Associate Professor Matthew Watson growth and pure mathematics.
Department of Chemical and Research hubs include the Electric Power
Process Engineering Engineering Centre (EPECentre), Human Interface
Pictured here with student Michelle Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ), Wireless
Kramer (PhD in Chemical and Process Research Centre (WRC), Spatial Engineering
Engineering) who is looking at the design Research Centre (SERC) and the UC Quake Centre.
and manufacture of structured catalyst
substrates for steam methane reforming * Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval,
due August 2016.

30 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

2017 courses
The following graduate and postgraduate courses are an example of 2017 courses and are indicative only. Course information is subject to change. When planning
your courses, make sure you go to and check that your courses are offered in the semester you plan to study at UC.

Accounting Art Curatorship Biological Sciences Business Information Systems

Department of Accounting and Information School of Humanities and Creative Arts School of Biological Sciences Executive Development Programmes
Systems ARTC401 Practicum BIOL401 Special Topic: Laboratory Research MBIS601 Management of Information
ACCT614 Research Methodology and ARTC402 The Art Museum Past and Present Project Systems
Epistemology ARTC404 Special Project BIOL402 Special Topic: Field Research Project MBIS602 Systems Analysis and Process
ACCT621 The Law and Economics of BIOL404 Special Topic Modelling
Competition Policy BIOL406 Special Topic MBIS603 Digital Business and Technology
Art History
ACCT623 Management Accounting Research BIOL407 Special Topic MBIS621 Project Management
ACCT624 Corporate Governance School of Humanities and Creative Arts BIOL408 Special Topic MBIS622 IS Security and Risk Management
ACCT625 Financial Distress ARTH415 Arts and Crafts Architecture BIOL409 Special Topic MBIS623 Data Management
ACCT626 Advanced Issues in Tax Compliance ARTH417 The Art Museum Past and Present BIOL411 Research Preparation MBIS624 Data Analytics and Business
ACCT634 Contemporary Issues in Taxation ARTH418 Research Paper: Aspects of BIOL412 Research Preparation Intelligence Systems in
ACCT644 Financial Management and Contemporary Art BIOL415 Special Topic Organisations
Accountability of Governments ARTH419 East Asian Art Theory and BIOL420 Terrestrial Ecology MBIS680 Research Project
ACCT648 Contemporary Issues in Financial Aesthetics BIOL423 Evolutionary Ecology MBIS691 Information Systems Internship
Accounting ARTH420 Anti-scrape to INTBAU: The History BIOL424 Community Ecology
ACCT656 European Business Law and Theory of Architectural BIOL425 Freshwater Ecology Business Management
ACCT657 Franchising Law Conservation BIOL426 Conservation Biology
ACCT658 Contemporary Research in Auditing ARTH422 Talking Art: Issues in Aesthetics BIOL427 Global Change Biology Executive Development Programmes
ACCT659 Sustainability, Business, and Social ARTH480 Research Paper BIOL428 Marine Biology and Ecology MBAZ601 Managerial Accounting
and Environmental Accountability ARTH690 MA Thesis BIOL429 Conservation Genetics MBAZ602 Business Economics
ACCT680 Research Project ARTH790 Art History PhD BIOL438 Behaviour MBAZ603 Managerial Finance
ACCT690 MCom Thesis BIOL455 Applied and Molecular MBAZ604 Business Research Methods
ACCT694 MCom Thesis Microbiology MBAZ605 Business Law
ACCT790 Accounting PhD Art Theory BIOL456 Evolution and Dynamics of MBAZ680 Research Project
School of Humanities and Creative Arts Biological Interactions MBAZ681 Internship
Accounting and Information BIOL457 Macromolecular Evolution & MBUS601 Marketing
ARTT410 Aesthetics in Cross-Cultural
Engineering MBUS602 Leadership
Systems Perspective
BIOL459 Genomics
ARTT415 Art Theory MBUS603 Managing People and Performance
Department of Accounting and Information BIOL460 Molecular Biology MBUS650 Business Strategy
ARTT690 MA Thesis
Systems BIOL461 Protein Science MBUS651 Business Development and
ARTT790 Art Theory PhD
ACIS790 Accounting and Information Systems BIOL462 Medical Biochemistry Entrepreneurship
PhD BIOL463 Cell Biology
Astronomy BIOL480 Project
BIOL481 Environmental Animal Physiology Cellular and Molecular Biology
Antarctic Studies Department of Physics and Astronomy
BIOL496 Plant Developmental Biology and School of Biological Sciences
ASTR422 Theoretical and Observational Biotechnology
Gateway Antarctica CEMB480 Research Project
Cosmology BIOL690 MSc Thesis
ANTA601 Antarctica: Contemporary Issues, ASTR423 Stellar Structure and Evolution CEMB690 MSc Thesis
BIOL790 PhD Thesis
Perspectives Part 1 ASTR425 The Structure and Evolution of CEMB790 Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD
ANTA602 Antarctica: Contemporary Issues, Galaxies
Perspectives Part 2 ASTR426 Special Topic Biotechnology Chemical and Process Engineering
ANTA603 Antarctica Field Work ASTR427 Special Topic School of Biological Sciences
ANTA604 Supervised Project in Antarctic ASTR430 Astronomy Literature Review Department of Chemical and Process
Studies BIOT480 Project Engineering
ASTR480 Astronomy Research Project
ANTA691 Dissertation BIOT690 MSc Thesis
ASTR690 MSc Thesis ENCH602 Computational Fluid Dynamics
ANTA692 Thesis BIOT790 Biotechnology PhD
ASTR790 Astronomy PhD ENCH603 Physical, Chemical and Analytical
ANTA790 Antarctic Studies PhD Techniques
Audiology Business Administration ENCH606 Advanced Process Simulation
Anthropology Executive Development Programmes ENCH607 Modelling and Numerical Methods
Department of Communication Disorders ENCH690 Chemical and Process Engineering
School of Language, Social and Political MBAD601 Managerial Accounting M.E. Thesis
CMDS651 Foundation Topics in Audiology
Sciences MBAD604 Business Economics ENCH790 Chemical and Process Engineering
CMDS652 Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation
ANTH401 Research Methodology and Ethical MBAD605 Managing People and Performance PhD
CMDS653 Audiological Rehabilitation
Controversies in Anthropology MBAD606 Marketing Principles
CMDS654 Clinical Practicum I
MBAD611 Managerial Finance Chemistry
ANTH402 Issues and Debates in Contemporary CMDS655 Advanced Topics in Audiology
Anthropology MBAD612 Operations Management Department of Chemistry
CMDS656 Advanced Diagnostic Audiological
ANTH403 Rituals, celebrations and spectacles: MBAD615 Leading Ourselves
Evaluation CHEM415 Special Topic
the anthropology of performance MBAD631 Innovative Business Strategy
CMDS657 Advanced Audiological CHEM416 Special Topic: Independent Course
ANTH410 Multispecies Anthropology: Other MBAD632 Strategy and International Business
Rehabilitation of Study
Species in Human Life MBAD642 Leading Others
CMDS658 Clinical Practicum II CHEM421 Advanced Topics in Chemistry I
ANTH690 MA Thesis MBAD643 Leading Change
CMDS690 Audiology Thesis CHEM422 Advanced Topics in Chemistry II
ANTH790 Anthropology PhD MBAD644 Interpersonal Skills for Leaders
CMDS795 Audiology PhD CHEM423 Advanced Topics in Chemistry III
MBAD645 Special Topic
CHEM424 Advanced topics in chemistry IV
MBAD647 Marketing Research
Applied Psychology CHEM473 Special Topic
Biochemistry MBAD652 Project Management
CHEM474 Special Topic
Department of Psychology Department of Chemistry MBAD653 International Business Negotiations
CHEM480 Research Project
in Multi-cultural Environments
APSY601 Advanced Industrial and BCHM407 Special Topic CHEM690 MSc Thesis
MBAD654 Entrepreneurship and Small
Organisational Psychology BCHM408 Special Topic CHEM790 Chemistry PhD
APSY611 Training and Learning at Work BCHM409 Special Topic MBAD658 Business Law
APSY612 Performance Management and BCHM413 Special Topic: Independent Course MBAD661 Corporate Governance Child and Family Psychology
Appraisal of Study MBAD662 Special Topic
APSY614 Leadership and Motivation in School of Health Sciences
BCHM420 Biological Chemistry MBAD663 Leading Sustainable Enterprises
Organisations BCHM480 Project MBAD664 Leading Resilient Enterprises CFPY501 Models of Practice in Child and
APSY615 Attitudes and Organisational BCHM690 MSc Thesis MBAD665 Special Topic Family Psychology
Development BCHM790 Biochemistry PhD MBAD666 Innovation in Business CFPY502 Professional Skills and Practicum
APSY616 Small Group Theory and Team MBAD670 Special Topic: International Strategy CFPY503 Advanced Academic Development
Building CFPY504 Advanced Professional Practice in
APSY617 Industrial and Organizational Bioengineering in Asia
Child and Family Psychology
MBAD671 Special Topic
Psychology Measurement Issues Department of Mechanical Engineering MBAD672 Special Topic CFPY505 Structuring and Examining
APSY618 Organisational Change: Directions ENBI601 Medical Bioengineering MBAD674 Special Topic Professional Practice
for I/O Psychology Practice ENBI605 Biomedical Engineering MBAD675 Special Topic CFPY601 Disorders of Childhood and
APSY619 Boundaryless Work and Uncertain Simulations MBAD677 Special Topic Adolescence
Working Conditions ENBI690 Bioengineering ME Thesis MBAD679 Business Research Methods CFPY602 Child Development: Research
APSY660 Dissertation ENBI790 Bioengineering PhD MBAD680 MBA Project (6 courses) Contexts and Applications
APSY790 Applied Psychology PhD CFPY603 Introduction to Interventions
CFPY604 Counselling and Psychology:
Theories and Skills
CFPY690 MA Child and Family Psychology
CFPY695 MSc Child and Family Psychology CMDS674 Dysphagia and Related Disorders: ECON642 Monetary Economics: Policy
Thesis Management
Cultural Studies ECON643 Advanced International Finance
CMDS675 Complex Communication Disorders School of Humanities and Creative Arts ECON644 Microeconomics I
Chinese CMDS676 Professional Studies and Clinical CULT402 Cultural Studies, Supervised ECON645 Contract Theory
Practice 4 Research ECON653 Public Economics
School of Language, Social and Political CMDS695 MSc Thesis (Clinical) CULT408 Chinese AV Narratives in the Age of ECON654 Industrial Organisation
Sciences CMDS696 MSc Thesis (Non-Clinical) Globalization ECON655 Environmental Economics
CHIN401 Advanced Chinese Language CMDS790 Speech and Language Sciences PhD CULT411 Special Topic ECON657 International Trade
Acquisition CULT416 Constructing Feminist History ECON658 Health Economics
CHIN402 Classical Chinese Language Computational and Applied CULT418 Writing Nature, Representing ECON659 Development Economics
CHIN403 Chinese Language and Society Animals ECON665 Welfare Economics
Mathematical Sciences ECON667 Behavioural Economics
CHIN408 Language and Politics in Modern CULT419 The Policies and Politics of Sex
China School of Mathematics and Statistics CULT420 Te Matakahi: Indigenous Critical ECON668 Experimental Economics
CHIN410 A Special Topic CAMS449 Research Project Theory ECON670 Special Topic
CHIN411 Chinese AV Narratives in the Age of CAMS690 MSc Thesis CULT421 Multispecies Anthropology: Other ECON680 Research Exercise
Globalisation CAMS790 Computational and Applied Species in Human Life ECON690 MA Thesis
CHIN480 Research Essay Mathematics PhD CULT690 MA Thesis ECON691 MCom Dissertation
CHIN690 MA Thesis CULT790 Cultural Studies PhD ECON695 MCom Thesis
LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and ECON699 MSc Thesis
Practice of Translation
Computer Science ECON790 Economics PhD
CHIN790 Chinese PhD Department of Computer Science and
Digital Humanities
Software Engineering School of Humanities and Creative Arts Education
Civil Engineering COSC401 Machine Learning DIGI402 The Digital Modern: Humanities
College of Education, Health and Human
COSC408 Modern Telecommunication and New Media
Department of Civil and Natural Resources Development
Networks (Selected Topics) DIGI403 Digital Project
Engineering DIGI404 Digital Humanities Research See also Teacher Education.
COSC409 Text Compression
ENCI601 Risk Management COSC410 Simulation: Modelling and Analysis Methods 1 EDEM602 Turning Pedagogical Theory into
ENCI609 Special Topic COSC411 Advanced Topics in HCI DIGI405 Digital Humanities Research Classroom Practice
ENCI621 Concrete Materials and Practice COSC413 Advanced Topics in Algorithms Methods 2 EDEM603 Research Project in Learning,
ENCI634 Water Chemistry COSC415 Information and Software DIGI480 Research Essay Teaching and Curriculum
ENCI637 Marine Pollution Modelling Visualisation EDEM606 Curriculum Implementation in
ENCI638 Environmental Fluid Dynamics COSC418 Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor
ENCI639 Advanced Water Hammer Analysis
Disaster, Risk and Resilience Science Education
Networks EDEM607 Contemporary Issues in Literacy
and Design COSC420 Intelligent Tutoring Systems Department of Geological Sciences
ENCI641 Environmental Systems Engineering COSC421 Advanced Topics in Security DRRE403 Disaster Risk and Resilience EDEM608 Special Topic: Understanding
ENCI648 Special Topic COSC422 Advanced Computer Graphics Investigations Emotions in Education
ENCI658 Special Topic: Architectural COSC424 Secure Software DRRE401 Introduction to Disaster Risk and EDEM609 Contemporary Issues in
Engineering: Integrated Design COSC426 Augmented Reality Resilience Mathematics Education
ENCI675 Independent Course of Study COSC428 Computer Vision DRRE402 Natural Hazard Risk Assessment EDEM610 Teaching Drama in the Curriculum
ENCI680 Civil ME Project [Full Time] COSC432 Relational Methods DRRE408 GIS for Disaster Risk and Resilience EDEM611 Contemporary Issues in Curriculum
ENCI682 Special Topic Civil Engineering - COSC434 Special Topic DRRE690 Thesis and Diversity
Project COSC460 Research Project DRRE691 Professional Project in Hazard and EDEM614 Assessment for Learning
ENCI690 Civil ME Thesis COSC471 Special Topic Disaster Management EDEM615 Learning and Teaching Languages
ENCI790 Civil Engineering PhD COSC472 Special Topic DRRE790 Disaster Risk and Resilience PhD EDEM616 Critical Literacies in Children's
COSC473 Special Topic Literature and Media Texts
Classics COSC474 Special Topic EDEM617 Enhancing Reading Development in
COSC475 Independent Course of Study Earthquake Engineering
School of Humanities and Creative Arts Young Children at Risk
COSC480 Computer Programming Department of Civil and Natural Resources EDEM618 Dyslexia: Identification and
CLAS401 Prescribed Texts: Greek and Latin COSC486 Research Project Engineering Intervention
CLAS402 Unprepared Translation from Greek COSC690 M.Sc. Thesis ENEQ610 Engineering Seismology EDEM620 Inclusive and Special Education
CLAS403 Unprepared Translation from Latin COSC695 M.Com. Thesis ENEQ620 Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake EDEM622 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive
CLAS404 A Literary Subject COSC790 Computer Science PhD Engineering Settings
CLAS405 A Literary Subject ENEQ622 Nonlinear Structural and Finite EDEM624 Autism Spectrum Disorders
CLAS406 Historical Topic Construction Management Element Analysis EDEM626 Curriculum Implementation in
CLAS407 Topics in Ancient History ENEQ630 Special Topic: Constitutive Computer Science
CLAS412 Greek and Roman Theatre Department of Civil and Natural Resources EDEM628 Effective Practices with E-Learning
Modelling for Structural and
CLAS415 Prescribed Texts: Greek Engineering EDEM630 Change with Digital Technologies in
Geotechnical Materials
CLAS416 Prescribed Texts: Latin ENCM610 Construction Management ENEQ633 Special Topic: Advanced Timber Education and Training
CLAS422 Roman Architecture ENCM620 Construction Procurement and Structures EDEM631 Foundations of Language
CLAS453 Research Essay Contract Administration ENEQ640 Displacement-based Design of Low Acquisition and Learning
CLAS460 Approaches to Classical Studies ENCM630 Project Management, Planning and Damage Concrete Structures EDEM633 Foundations of Technology-
CLAS480 BA (Hons) Essay Control Techniques ENEQ641 Nonlinear Concrete Mechanics and Enhanced Language Learning
CLAS481 Independent Course of Study: ENCM640 Strategic Management in Modelling Techniques EDEM637 Distributing Leadership Through
Research Essay A Construction ENEQ642 Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Coaching and Mentoring
CLAS482 Independent Course of Study: ENCM650 Cost Engineering Strategies for Existing Reinforced EDEM638 Curriculum Leadership
Research Essay B ENCM670 Special Topic in Construction Concrete Buildings EDEM641 Educational Leadership and the Law
CLAS690 MA Thesis Management ENEQ650 Advanced Steel and Composite in New Zealand
CLAS790 Classics PhD ENCM671 Special Topic in Construction Structures EDEM644 Contemporary Issues in Education:
Management ENEQ670 Seismic Bridge Engineering Socio-Cultural Perspectives
Communication Disorders ENCM672 Independent Course of Study ENEQ680 Seismic Performance and Loss EDEM645 The Politics of Education
ENCM673 Independent Course of Study Estimation EDEM647 Education, Globalisation and
Department of Communication Disorders ENCM682 Research Project ENEQ681 Special Topic: Risk and Earthquake Development
CMDS604 Research Design ENCM690 Construction Management Thesis Engineering EDEM649 Te Tiriti o Waitangi i te Ao
CMDS605 Advanced Clinical Practicum, ENEQ690 Earthquake Engineering M.E. Thesis Matauranga
Supervision and Administration Counselling ENEQ790 Earthquake Engineering PhD EDEM650 Educational Philosophy and Policy
CMDS661 Clinical Linguistics and Language EDEM651 Re-examining Early Years Education
Acquisition College of Education, Health and Human EDEM654 Adult Learning and Education
CMDS662 Fluency Disorders Development Ecology EDEM656 Tikanga and Rautaki Whakaako Reo
CMDS663 Audiologic Assessment and COUN675 Professional Counselling Practice I School of Biological Sciences EDEM657 Whakaora Reo-Language
Management COUN676 Professional Counselling Practice II ECOL480 Project Revitalisation
CMDS664 Professional Studies and Clinical COUN677 Contemporary Approaches to ECOL690 MSc Thesis EDEM658 Mtauranga Mori Hei Mrautanga
Practice I Counselling ECOL790 PhD Thesis EDEM659 Issues in Pasifika Education
CMDS665 Speech and Language Disorders in COUN678 Group Work: Process and Practice EDEM660 Te Reo Te Khure
Children COUN679 Solution Focused Theory and Skills EDEM661 Disorders of Childhood and
CMDS666 Voice Disorders COUN697 Counselling Thesis Economics Adolescence
CMDS667 Neuroscience of Communication COUN698 Professional Counselling Research Department of Economics and Finance EDEM662 Child Development: Research,
and Swallowing Portfolio Contexts and Application
ECON610 Directed Readings in Economics 1 EDEM663 Introduction to Interventions
CMDS668 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2 EDEM672 Counselling Skills ECON613 Directed Readings in Economics II EDEM664 Counselling and Psychology:
CMDS669 Dysphagia and Related Disorders - EDEM673 Counselling Practicum (FT) ECON614 Time Series and Stochastic Theories and Skills
Diagnosis EDEM674 Counselling Practicum (Part A) (PT) Processes EDEM666 Foundations of Positive Behaviour
CMDS670 Aphasia and Related Disorders EDEM675 Counselling Practicum (Part B) (PT) ECON615 Econometrics II-600 Support
CMDS671 Applied Research and Clinical
ECON622 Advanced Financial Economics EDEM667 Application of Positive Behaviour
Practice 3
ECON631 Advanced Econometrics Support
CMDS672 Spoken and Written Language
ECON635 Macroeconomics EDEM668 The Learning Leader
Disorders in Educational Settings
ECON641 Monetary Economics: Theory EDEM669 Leading and Managing Decision-
CMDS673 Motor Speech Disorders
Making in Organisations
EDEM670 Leadership as Partnering: Moving ENVR411 Case Studies in Environmental
Beyond Boundaries
Engineering Geology Science
Financial Management**
EDEM671 Group, Family and Systems Department of Geological Sciences ENVR480 Research Project Executive Development Programmes
Interventions ENGE410 Engineering Geology Field Methods ENVR690 MSc Thesis MFIN601 Corporate Finance
EDEM676 Professional Studies/Issues A ENGE411 Engineering Construction Practice ENVR790 Environmental Science PhD MFIN602 Investment Analysis and Portfolio
EDEM677 Professional Studies/Issues B ENGE412 Rock Mechanics and Rock Management
EDEM679 The Treaty of Waitangi in Engineering European Union Studies MFIN603 Financial Management
Communnity, Education and Health ENGE413 Soil Mechanics and Soil Engineering MFIN670 Applied Research in Financial
Settings ENGE414 Applied Hydrogeology National Centre for Research on Europe Management
EDEM680 Independent Study ENGE415 Engineering Geomorphology and EURO482 European Studies Internship Course
EDEM681 Learning and Teaching Languages Geohazards EURO483 Research Topic Part A
EDEM682 Special Topic: Transforming EURO484 Research Topic Part B
Fire Engineering
ENGE416 Engineering Geology Synthesis and
Education in Canterbury Project Preparation EURO692 M.EURO Dissertation Department of Civil and Natural Resources
EDEM684 Special Topic: Assessment, ENGE481 Special Topic Engineering
Evaluation and Evidence Based ENGE482 Special Topic
Decision Making European Studies ENFE601 Structural Fire Engineering
ENGE491 Research Project ENFE602 Fire Dynamics
EDEM685 Culturally Inclusive Pedagogies: ENGE690 MSc Thesis National Centre for Research on Europe ENFE603 Fire Safety Systems
Motivating Diverse Learners ENGE790 Engineering Geology PhD EURO401 The Idea of Europe and European ENFE604 Fire Design Case Study
EDEM686 Teaching New Zealand Theatre
Integration ENFE610 Advanced Fire Dynamics
EDEM687 From Practice to Theory in Making Engineering Management EURO402 The EU in Europe and in the World: ENFE613 Special Topic: Human Behaviour in
The EU's External Identities Fire
Art Works Masters in Engineering Management EURO409 The EU and "Europeanisation" of ENFE614 Special Topic in Fire Engineering
EDEM688 The Treaty in Education Today Programme Europe ENFE615 Human Behaviour in Fire
EDEM690 MEd Thesis
ENMG601 Engineering Accounting EURO415 Challenges of Post-Communism ENFE675 Independent Course of Study
EDEM691 MEd Thesis
ENMG602 Engineering Economics and Finance EURO420 Nationalism and ethnic conflict in ENFE681 Fire Project
EDEM693 Introduction to Methodologies and
ENMG603 Legal and Human Resources Post-Soviet Space ENFE682 Fire Project
Ethics in Educational Research
ENMG604 Technology, Innovation and EURO426 After the Fall of the Wall: The New ENFE683 Fire Project
EDEM694 Quantitative Research In Education
Engineering Management Germany in the New Europe ENFE690 M.E.F.E. Thesis
EDEM697 Qualitative Research in Education,
ENMG605 Marketing, Selling and Service EURO428 Rights and Realities: EU in the Asia ENFE790 Fire Engineering PhD
Health, and Human Development
ENMG606 Strategic Management Pacific
EDEM698 Emergent Research Methodologies
ENMG607 Special Topic EURO448 Issues in Modern European History
EDMM632 Issues in Language Acquisition and
EURO456 European Business Law
Forest Engineering
ENMG608 Special Topic
Learning School of Forestry
ENMG609 Special Topic EURO457 European Foreign and Security
EDMM633 Issues in Technology-Enhanced
ENMG680 Management M.E. Project Policy ENFO790 Forest Engineering PhD
ENMG790 Engineering Management PhD EURO458 EU Development Policy
EDUC402 Contemporary Issues in Education:
EURO479 Navigating Research: Research
Socio-Cultural Perspectives
Training and Methods Forestry
EDUC403 Policy Studies in Education Engineering Mathematics EURO480 Research Topic
EDUC412 Disorders of Childhood and School of Forestry
School of Mathematics and Statistics EURO481 Special Topic: European Studies
Adolescence FORE610 Research Methods
EMTH600 Dynamical Systems Internship Paper
EDUC414 Educational Philosophy and Policy FORE616 Restoration Ecology
EMTH601 Mathematical Models in Biology EURO690 MA Thesis
EDUC416 Child Development: Research, FORE618 Wood Quality
EMTH602 Computational Fluid Mechanics EURO790 European Studies PhD
Contexts and Applications FORE619 Wood Processing
EDUC417 Education, Globalisation and EMTH603 Numerical Solution of Partial FORE624 Plantation Silviculture
Development Differential Equations Film FORE641 Plantation Forest Management
EDUC418 Independent Study EMTH604 Optimisation FORE642 Advanced IT Applications in Forestry
EMTH605 Approximation Theory School of Fine Arts
EDUC421 Introduction to Interventions and Natural Resource Management
EDUC461 Counselling and Psychology: EMTH606 Algebraic and Symbolic FILM501 Film FORE643 Modelling for Forest Management
Theories and Skills Computation FILM550 Research Paper FORE675 Independent Course of Study
EDUC480 Research Project EMTH607 Cryptography and Coding Theory FILM601 Film FORE679 M.For.Sc. Report
EDUC690 MA Thesis EMTH608 Industrial Case Studies FILM602 Film FORE690 MForSc Thesis
EDUC790 Education PhD EMTH609 Special Topic in Engineering FORE790 Forestry PhD
EDUC795 Education EdD Mathematics Finance
EMTH610 Special Topic in Engineering
Mathematics Department of Economics and Finance French
Electrical and Electronic EMTH611 Advanced Mathematical Methods School of Language, Social and Political
FINC610 Studies in Capital Markets
Engineering EMTH612 Advanced Computational FINC612 Derivatives Securities Sciences
Department of Electrical and Computer Techniques FINC613 Studies in Capital Markets II FREN401 Language
Engineering EMTH613 Advanced Statistical Methods FINC616 Financial Modelling FREN402 French Theatre
EMTH614 Advanced Differential Equations FINC621 Advanced Corporate Finance
ENEL614 Signals in Biomedicine FREN404 French Poetry
EMTH620 High Performance Computing FINC622 Advanced Financial Economics
ENEL619 Computational Image Recovery FREN406 French Linguistics
EMTH675 Independent Course of Study FINC623 Advanced Derivative Securities
ENEL657 Applied Digital Signal Processing FREN411 French Novel
ENEL663 Independent Course of Study FINC624 Asset Pricing FREN415 A Topic in the Modern French Novel
ENEL664 Special Topic English FINC625 Empirical Finance FREN422 Translation Theory and Practice
ENEL685 Electrical Postgraduate Project FINC626 Topics in International Financial FREN480 Research Essay
School of Humanities and Creative Arts Markets
ENEL690 Electrical M.E. Thesis FREN690 MA Thesis
ENEL790 Electrical and Electronic ENGL408 Screen Shakespeare FINC627 Applied Financial Management LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and
Engineering PhD ENGL410 Picture (Im)Perfect: Utopia and FINC628 Risk Analysis Practice of Translation
Dystopia in Literature FINC629 Credit Risk Management FREN790 French PhD
ENGL411 Writing Nature, Representing FINC641 Monetary Economics: Theory
Engineering Animals FINC643 Advanced International Finance
College of Engineering ENGL412 Special Topic: 'A Small, Good Thing': FINC649 Financial Distress Freshwater Management
The Short Story in the Old World FINC650 Corporate Governance See Water Resource Management
ENCM674 Special Topic: Site Management and the New FINC680 Research Project
ENCM675 Special Topic: Advanced Design of ENGL419 Special Topic: Digital Literary FINC691 MCom Dissertation
Formwork and Falsework Systems Studies FINC695 MCom Thesis Geographic Information Science
ENCM676 Special Topic: Construction ENGL421 Modern Poetry FINC699 MSc Thesis
Equipment and Heavy Construction Department of Geography
ENGL427 New Zealand Literature: Recent FINC790 Finance PhD
Methods Writing GISC401 Foundations of Geographic
ENCM677 Special Topic: Managing Complex ENGL431 Young Adult Fiction Information Science
Projects Finance and Economics GISC402 GI Science Research
ENGL434 Independent Course of Study:
ENCM678 Special Topic: Principles of Contract Modern Poetry Department of Economics and Finance GISC403 Cartography and Geovisualisation
Negotiations ENGL442 Directed Reading and Writing GISC404 Spatial Analysis
ENCM679 Special Topic: Selected projects FIEC601 Quantitative Finance and
ENGL444 Women/Theory/Film GISC405 GIS Programming and Databases
ENCN623 Energy Systems Modelling and Economics
ENGL445 The Essay Film GISC406 Remote Sensing for Earth
Analysis FIEC675 Advanced Applications in Finance
ENGL480 Research Essay Observation
ENCN625 Wind Resource Modelling and Economics
ENGL481 Creative Writing Project GISC411 Geographic Information Systems
ENEL667 Renewable Electricity System ENGL690 MA Thesis (GIS) in Health
Design ENGL692 MFA Creative Writing Thesis Financial Engineering **
GISC412 Spatial Algorithms and
ENGR601 Advanced Computational Fluid ENGL790 English PhD Programming
Executive Development Programmes
Dynamics GISC413 Geomatic Data Acquisition
ENGR621 Energy, Technology and Society FENG601 Applications of Financial Techniques
ENGR675 Independent Course of Study Environmental Science Engineering GISC415 Geographic Information Systems
ENGR682 Special Topic in Engineering - College of Science (GIS) Internship
Project GISC416 Conservation GIS
ENGR683 Special Topic in Engineering - ENVR414 Current Issues in Environmental
Project Chemistry
ENVR410 Concepts and Principles of
** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP
Environmental Science
approval, due December 2016.
GISC417 GIS Special Topic HLTH448 The Foundation of Hospice LAWS614 Company Law
GISC690 GISC Thesis Palliative Care
Information Systems LAWS615 Securities Regulation
HLTH449 Praxis in Hospice Palliative Care Department of Accounting and Information LAWS616 Intellectual Property
HLTH450 Palliative Care: Advanced Theory Systems LAWS617 Restitution
and Practice INFO614 Research Methodology and LAWS618 Antarctic Legal Studies
Department of Geography HLTH460 Critical Appraisal in Health Research Epistemology LAWS619 Competition Law
GEOG401 Well-Being, Community and Place HLTH461 Special Topic INFO620 Information Systems Management LAWS620 Administrative Law
GEOG402 Resilient Cities HLTH462 Health Intervention Research INFO629 IS Case Study LAWS621 Law and Medicine
GEOG404 Resource and Environmental Methods INFO632 Cognitive Science and Artificial LAWS622 Legislation
Management (REM) in New Zealand HLTH463 Whanau and Community Health Intelligence LAWS623 Insurance Law
GEOG409 Coasts and Rivers: from Natural HLTH464 Research Approaches for Health INFO633 Knowledge Management LAWS624 Taxation Law
Processes to Urban Environments HLTH465 Professional Frameworks for INFO680 Research Project LAWS625 Banking Law
GEOG412 Atmospheric and Cryospheric Nursing Practice INFO690 MCom Thesis LAWS626 Civil Liberties
Environments HLTH466 Health Assessment, Physiology and INFO694 MCom Thesis LAWS627 Conflict of Laws
GEOG415 Geography Internship Pharmacology for Clinical Practice INFO790 Information Systems PhD LAWS628 Labour Law
GEOG420 Research Project HLTH467 Mental Health and Addictions LAWS629 Natural Resource Law
GEOG690 MA Thesis HLTH468 Acute and Long Term Health Care LAWS630 Treaty of Waitangi
GEOG695 MSc Thesis HLTH469 Health Issues in the Community International Law and Politics LAWS631 Welfare Law
GEOG790 Geography PhD HLTH472 Introduction to Psychometric School of Law LAWS632 Law and Sport
Theory and Administration LAWS633 Landlord and Tenant
ILAP603 International Humanitarian Law
HLTH481 Counselling and Psychology: LAWS634 Media and Arts Law
Geology Theories and Skills
ILAP604 International Criminal Law
LAWS635 Law and Information Technology
ILAP608 World Trade Law
Department of Geological Sciences HLTH482 Group Work: Process and Practice LAWS636 Indigenous People's Rights
ILAP609 International Human Rights Law
HLTH483 Solution Focused Theory and Skills LAWS637 Dispute Resolution
ENGE691 Engineering Geology Project ILAP611 Antarctic Legal Studies
HLTH489 Health Sciences Professional LAWS638 Legal History
Portfolio ILAP612 International Environmental Law
Practice LAWS639 Accident Compensation
GEOL473 Structural Geology ILAP613 Advanced Principles of Public
HLTH690 MHealSc Thesis LAWS642 Law and Economics
GEOL474 Igneous Petrology and International Law
HLTH695 Health Sciences Dissertation LAWS643 Law and Finance
Geochemistry ILAP625 Dissertation
HLTH697 Health Sciences Thesis LAWS644 Law and the Environment
GEOL475 Engineering and Environmental ILAP626 International Institutions
HLTH790 Health Sciences PhD LAWS646 Special Topic
Geophysics ILAP627 European Public Law
LAWS647 Special Topic
GEOL476 Physical Volcanology ILAP628 Special Topic
Higher Education LAWS648 Special Topic
GEOL477 Sediment Transport and Deposition ILAP629 Special Topic
LAWS649 Dissertation
GEOL478 Sedimentary Facies and Basin School of Educational Studies and Leadership ILAP630 Law of the Sea
LAWS650 International Criminal Law
Analysis ILAP633 Problems in International and
HEDN601 Introduction to Tertiary Teaching LAWS651 International Human Rights Law
GEOL479 Active Tectonics and Regional Trade
HEDN602 Tertiary Teaching Methods LAWS652 Immigration and Refugee Law
Geomorphology ILAP634 International Investment Law and
HEDN603 Learning Design and Assessment in LAWS653 Principles of Public International
GEOL480 Geological Evolution of NZ and Arbitration
Tertiary Teaching Law
Antarctica ILAP640 Dissertation
HEDN604 Tertiary Teaching Scholarship LAWS654 International Environmental Law
GEOL481 Applied Palaeobiology
HEDN790 Higher Education PhD LAWS655 International Trade
GEOL483 Coal and Environmental Geology
GEOL484 Special Topic: Petroleum Geoscience
Japanese LAWS656 International Institutions
School of Language, Social and Political LAWS657 European Public Law
GEOL485 Special Topic History LAWS658 Law of the Sea
GEOL488 Special Topic: Independent Course Sciences
School of Humanities and Creative Arts LAWS660 The common law system
of Study JAPA414 Advanced Japanese Language A LAWS690 LLM Thesis
GEOL490 Research Project HIST423 Capetian France, 1150-1350 JAPA415 Advanced Japanese Language B LAWS790 Law PhD
GEOL690 MSc Thesis HIST429 From Leeches to Liposuction: A JAPA419 Readings in Contemporary Japanese
GEOL790 Geology PhD Social History of Medicine Literature: Pre-war to Early Post-war
HIST433 Special Topic in American History Periods Linguistics
German HIST436 Public and Applied History JAPA420 Readings in Contemporary Japanese School of Language, Social and Political
HIST440 Constructing Feminist History Literature: 1980s to the present Sciences
School of Language, Social and Political HIST443 Issues in New Zealand History JAPA421 Traditional Japanese Theatre
Sciences HIST449 Issues in Modern European History LING400 English Structures
JAPA424 Readings in Pre-modern Japanese
HIST450 History as a Discipline LING403 Syntactic Theory
GRMN401 German Language History
HIST480 Research Paper LING407 Field Methods
GRMN406 A German Writer JAPA480 Research Essay
HIST690 MA Thesis LING410 Variation Theory
GRMN426 After the Fall of the Wall: The New JAPA690 MA Thesis
HIST790 History PhD LING412 Sociophonetic Research
Germany in the New Europe LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and
LING480 Research Essay
GRMN480 Research Essay Practice of Translation
LING615 World Englishes
GRMN481 Study Abroad in Germany Human Interface Technology JAPA790 Japanese PhD
LING690 MA Thesis
GRMN482 Study Abroad in Germany
Human Interface Technology Laboratory LING691 M.LING Thesis
GRMN690 MA Thesis
LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and HITD602 Human Interface Technology -
Journalism LING790 Linguistics PhD
Practice of Translation Design and Evaluation School of Language, Social and Political
GRMN790 German PhD HITD603 Human Interface Technology - Sciences Management
Prototyping and Projects JOUR401 Researching and Writing News Department of Management, Marketing and
Graphic Design HITD690 Thesis in Human Interface JOUR402 News Production Entrepreneurship
Technology JOUR403 Media Law and Ethics
School of Fine Arts HITD790 Human Interface Technology PhD MGMT611 Contemporary Issues in Human
JOUR404 Journalism in Society
Resource Management (HRM)
DESI601 Graphic Design JOUR405 Journalism Research
MGMT612 Conflict and Collaboration in Work
DESI602 Graphic Design Human Services JOUR406 Advanced Storytelling
DESI501 Graphic Design JOUR407 Shorthand
School of Language, Social and Political MGMT616 Leadership
DESI550 Research Paper JOUR790 Journalism PhD
Sciences MGMT617 Advanced Communication
HSRV401 Advanced Debates and Approaches
Hazard and Disaster Management in Human Services
Languages and Cultures MGMT619 Topics in Operations Management
Department of Geological Sciences School of Language, Social and Political MGMT620 Research Methods
HSRV402 Responding to Violence in Society
Sciences MGMT641 Entrepreneurship
DRRE403 Disaster Risk and Resilience HSRV403 Disability: Politics and Practice
MGMT643 Advanced Strategic Management
Investigations HSRV407 The Policies and Politics of Sex LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and MGMT644 International Business and
HAZM690 M.Sc. Thesis HSRV408 Culture, Context and Ageing Practice of Translation Entrepreneurship
HAZM790 Hazards and Disasters PhD HSRV411 Nga Take Mori: Mori Political
MGMT680 Management Dissertation
HSRV413 Topics in Ethnicity, Migration and Law MGMT694 MCom Thesis
Health Sciences Nationalism School of Law
MGMT695 MCom Thesis
MGMT790 Management PhD
School of Health Sciences HSRV414 Pacific Identities and Human
LAWS601 Legal Research and Methodology
Service Practice
HLTH401 Health and Health Systems LAWS602 New Zealand Legal System Management Science
HSRV417 Criminal Justice Perspectives and
HLTH402 Health Information Management LAWS603 Public Law
Practice Department of Management, Marketing and
HLTH403 Environmental Health LAWS604 Criminal Law
HSRV419 Public Policy and the Law Entrepreneurship
HLTH405 Special Topic: Independent Study LAWS605 Commercial Law
HSRV421 Qualitative Evaluation Research for
HLTH407 Bioethics LAWS606 Jurisprudence MSCI790 Management Science PhD
the Human Services
HLTH408 Special Topic: Independent Study LAWS607 The Law of Contract
HSRV422 Development and Postcolonialism
HLTH409 Health and Culture LAWS608 The Law of Torts
HLTH430 Motivating Behaviour Change I
HSRV480 Research Essay
LAWS609 Land Law Mori
HSRV690 MA Thesis
HLTH431 Motivating Behaviour Change II LAWS610 Equity and Succession Aotahi: School of Mori and Indigenous
HSRV790 Human Services PhD
HLTH433 Bioethics A LAWS611 Evidence Studies courses
HLTH434 Bioethics B LAWS612 Comparative Law
MAOR790 Mori PhD
LAWS613 Family Law
MATH431 Special Topic in Mathematics - MDPH409 Special Topic
Mori and Indigenous Studies Graph Theory MDPH410 Special Topic
Aotahi: School of Mori and Indigenous MATH432 Foundations of Mathematics MDPH480 Medical Physics Research Project Department of Physics and Astronomy
Studies MATH433 Mathematics in Perspective MDPH690 M.Sc. Thesis for Medical Physics PHYS407 Research Tools
MAOR401 Te Matakahi: Indigenous Critical MATH435 Probability Theory MPHC690 MSc Thesis for Medical Physics PHYS411 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Theory MATH437 Representation Theory (Clinical) PHYS412 Advanced Condensed Matter
MAOR402 Nga Take: Nga Tohetohe MATH438 Special Topic - Advanced Complex MDPH790 Medical Physics PhD Physics
MAOR403 Krero Neher: Ancient History of Variables MPHC790 Medical Physics (Clinical) PhD PHYS413 Laser Physics and Modern Optics
the Mori MATH439 Rings and Fields PHYS415 General Relativity
MAOR404 Rangahau Taketake - Research MATH441 Mathematical Economics Microbiology PHYS416 Quantum Field Theory
Methodologies: Indigenizing the MATH442 Special Topic - Number Theory PHYS419 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Climate
Disciplines MATH443 Metric, Normed and Hilbert Spaces School of Biological Sciences Dynamics
MAOR418 Te Mahi Taonga: Mori Art in MATH449 Project MBIO480 Project PHYS420 Special Topic
Perspective MATH469 Computer-aided Proofs MBIO690 MSc Thesis PHYS421 Special Topic
MAOR420 Mtauranga Mori: Changing MATH475 Independent Course of Study MBIO790 Microbiology PhD PHYS427 Special Topic
Knowledge in Indigenous Societies MATH491 Research Project PHYS440 Thermal, Statistical and Particle
MAOR421 Ngti App - The Global Mori MATH690 MSc Thesis Physics
MATH695 MA Thesis Music
MAOR422 Topics in Ethnicity, Migration and PHYS441 Quantum Mechanics
Nationalism MATH790 Mathematics PhD School of Music PHYS443 Advanced Electromagnetism and
MAOR423 Development and Postcolonialism MUSI457 Studies in Music History Materials
MAOR430 Mori Leadership Mathematics and Philosophy MUSI458 Studies in Music Analysis PHYS456 Classical Mechanics
MAOR431 Comparitive Indigenous Models MUSI459 Studies in the Aesthetics of Music PHYS480 Physics Research Project
and Theories of Development School of Mathematics and Statistics PHYS493 Research Project
MUSI460 A Topic in Music Criticism
MAOR480 Research Dissertation MPHI450 Project MUSI461 A Documentary Study of a PHYS495 Introduction to Physics Education
MAOR594 Rangahau - Minor Research MPHI790 Mathematics and Philosophy PhD Prescribed Topic Research
Dissertation Part 1 MUSI462 World Music - Advanced Studies PHYS690 MSc Thesis
MAOR595 Rangahau - Minor Research Mechanical Engineering MUSI463 Comparative Studies in Music PHYS790 Physics PhD
Dissertation Part 2 Education
MAOR679 Cross-Cultural Research Department of Mechanical Engineering MUSI464 Curriculum Studies in Music Political Science and International
MAOR680 Research Essay ENME602 Advanced Vibrations and Acoustics Education
MAOR681 Research Project
ENME603 Advanced Linear Systems Control MUSI466 Research Project
MAOR690 MA Thesis and System Identification MUSI471 Composition 4 School of Language, Social and Political
MAOR590 Rangahau - Major Research ENME604 Advanced Aerodynamics and MUSI472 Electro-acoustic Music Sciences
Dissertation Ground Vehicle Dynamics MUSI473 Performance 4 ILAP614 Principles and Practice of
MAOR591 Rangahau - Minor Research ENME605 Advanced Energy Systems MUSI474 Ensemble Performance International Relations and
Dissertation Engineering MUSI480 Research Essay (Extended) Diplomacy
MAOR592 Rangahau - Research Paper ENME606 Advanced Engineering Product MUSI690 MA Thesis POLS440 Principles and Practice of Policy and
MAOR593 Rangahau - Research Paper Design and Analysis MUSI692 MMus Performance Governance
ENME607 Advanced Materials Science and MUSI693 MMus Composition POLS441 Principles and Practice of
Marketing Engineering MUSI795 Music DMA International Relations and
ENME609 Advanced Physiological Modelling MUSI790 Music PhD Diplomacy
Department of Management, Marketing and ENME611 Advanced Mechanical System POLS442 Policy and Governance in Small
Entrepreneurship Design Pacific Studies States of New Zealand and the
MKTG603 Advanced Consumer Behaviour ENME612 Mechanical Vibrations and Pacific
MKTG605 Advanced Strategic Marketing Acoustics of Continuous Systems Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies POLS443 Science, Technology and
MKTG609 Advanced Services and Tourism ENME613 Advanced Robotics PACS401 Pacific Studies Environmental Policy
Marketing ENME615 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer PACS419 Rangahau Taketake - Research POLS444 International Human Rights
MKTG611 Current Topics in Marketing ENME617 Advanced Composite, Polymeric Methodologies: Indigenizing the POLS445 China's Emergence as a Global
MKTG620 Research Methods for Marketing and Ceramic Materials Disciplines Great Power
MKTG680 Marketing Dissertation ENME618 Advanced Engineering PACS690 MA Thesis POLS446 Political Economy of Development
MKTG694 MCom Thesis Management and Professional PACS790 Pacific Studies PhD POLS447 Islam and Politics: The Middle East,
MKTG695 MCom Thesis Practice for Mechanical Engineers Southeast Asia, and the World
MKTG790 Marketing PhD ENME619 Advanced Biological Fluid Dynamics POLS480 Supervised Research Paper
ENME623 Advanced Instrumentation and Painting POLS481 Supervised Research Paper A
Sensors School of Fine Arts POLS482 Supervised Research Paper B
Mathematical Physics ENME624 Special Topic
PAIN501 Painting POLS688 Dissertation
Department of Physics and Astronomy ENME625 Special Topic POLS689 Thesis
PAIN550 Research Paper
MAPH480 Mathematical Physics Research ENME675 Independent Course of Study POLS690 MA Thesis
PAIN601 Painting M.F.A.
Project ENME682 Special Topic in Mechanical POLS790 Political Science PhD
PAIN602 Painting
MAPH790 Mathematical Physics PhD Engineering - Project
ENME689 Special Topic: Research Processes
and Methods in Engineering Philosophy Professional and Community
Mathematics ENME690 M.E. Thesis Engagement
School of Language, Social and Political
School of Mathematics and Statistics ENME790 Mechanical Engineering PhD Sciences School of Humanities and Creative Arts
MATH401 Dynamical Systems 1 PHIL431 History of Philosophy PACE495 Professional and Community
MATH402 Dynamical Systems 2 Media and Communication PHIL433 Ancient Philosophy, Happiness and Engagement Internship
MATH403 Advanced Methods for Partial School of Language, Social and Political Desire
Differential Equations Sciences PHIL439 Formal Logic Professional Accounting
MATH404 Industrial Case Studies PHIL445 Talking Art: Issues in Aesthetics
MATH405 Bioinformatics COMS401 Media Research Project Executive Development Programmes
PHIL447 Political Philosophy
MATH406 Mathematical Models in Biology COMS402 New Media and Visual Culture
PHIL449 Philosophy of Language MBAZ601 Managerial Accounting
MATH407 Special Topic - Stochastic Processes COMS404 Political Economy of
PHIL456 Philosophy of Science MBAZ602 Business Economics
MATH408 Financial Mathematics Communication
PHIL458 Philosophy of Mathematics MBAZ603 Managerial Finance
MATH409 Cryptography and Coding Theory COMS407 Independent Media
PHIL480 Research Essay MBAZ604 Business Research Methods
MATH410 Approximation Theory COMS408 Communication Ethics
PHIL482 Research Essay A MBAZ605 Business Law
MATH411 Topics in Algebra COMS409 Independent Course of Study: From
PHIL483 Research Essay B MBAZ680 Research Project
MATH412 Optimization Proposal To Publication: A Media
PHIL486 Political Theory: Democracy, MBAZ681 Internship
MATH413 Numerical Optimization Research Project
Citizenship and Culture MPAC601 Professional Accounting Principles
MATH414 Computational Methods COMS420 Special Topic: Public Diplomacy
PHIL493 Landmarks of Analytic Philosophy MPAC602 Advanced Professional Accounting
MATH415 Numerical Solution of Differential COMS421 Special Topic: Advocacy
PHIL494 Philosophical Logic Principles
Equations Communication Theory and
PHIL495 Political Philosophy MPAC603 Advanced Management Accounting
MATH416 Differential Systems Application
PHIL496 Cognitive Science MPAC604 Advanced Financial Accounting
MATH417 Computational Fluid Mechanics COMS690 MA Thesis
PHIL497 Meaning, Mind, and the Nature of MPAC605 Taxation
MATH418 Measure and Integration COMS790 Media and Communication PhD
Philosophy MPAC606 Management
MATH420 Hilbert Spaces PHIL498 History of Philosophy MPAC607 Information Systems
MATH421 Functional Analysis Medical Physics PHIL690 MA Thesis MPAC608 Auditing
MATH422 Algebra and symbolic Computation PHIL695 MSc Thesis
MATH423 Theory of the Integral Department of Physics and Astronomy
PHIL790 Philosophy PhD
MATH424 Wavelet and Data Compression MDPH401 Anatomy and Physiology Psychology
MATH425 Fourier Transformations and MDPH402 Nuclear Medicine Department of Psychology
Distribution Theory MDPH403 Radiation Physics Photography
PSYC404 Research in Human and Animal
MATH426 Differential Geometry MDPH404 Radiation Biology School of Fine Arts Neuropsychology
MATH427 Lie Groups and Lie Algebras MDPH405 Radiation Therapy
PHOT501 Photography PSYC413 Research and Theory in
MATH428 Topology MDPH406 Medical Imaging
PHOT550 Photography Developmental Psychology
MATH429 Combinatorics MDPH407 Research Tools
PHOT601 Photography
MATH430 History of Mathematics MDPH408 Special Topic
PHOT602 Photography * Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP
approval, due August 2016.
PSYC415 Research in Experimental Analysis SOWK615 Social Work Principles and Skills TAXA694 MCom Thesis EDTL746 Investigating Issues in Curriculum
of Behaviour SOWK616 Law, Society and International TAXA790 Taxation PhD EDTL747 Studies in Teaching and Learning
PSYC416 Cognitive Psychology Social Work Practice Theory
PSYC428 Forensic Psychology SOWK617 Qualitative Research and EDTL748 Family/Whanau and Community in
Teacher Education
PSYC433 Research in Behavioural Programme Evaluation Strategies Early Childhood Education
Pharmacology and Teratology SOWK624 Social Policy Theory and Practice College of Education, Health and Human EDTL751 Guiding Young Childrens Social
PSYC437 Health Psychology - Theories and Integration Development Development
Interventions SOWK670 Research Project EDMT601 Teaching and Learning in Aotearoa EDTL752 Designing Environments for
PSYC438 Special Topic SOWK671 Fieldwork Practicum 1 New Zealand Children
PSYC439 Special Topic SOWK672 Fieldwork Practicum II EDMT602 Toward Mori Success: Presence, EDTL753 Operational Management in Early
PSYC451 Human Factors - Ergonomics SOWK695 Social Work M.S.W. Thesis Engagement and Achievement Childhood Education
PSYC452 Family Psychology SOWK790 Social Work PhD EDMT603 Creating Inclusive Learning EDTL754 Professional Guidance and
PSYC457 Behavioural Interventions Environments for Diverse Learners Leadership in Early Childhood
PSYC458 Research in Visual Attention and Sociology EDMT604 Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice Education
Perceptual Neuropsychology for Inclusive Learning Contexts 1 EDTL756 Science Teaching for Interest and
PSYC460 Research Methods in Psychology School of Language, Social and Political EDMT605 Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice Understanding
PSYC463 Neuroscience of Addictive Sciences for Inclusive Learning Contexts 2 EDTL760 Issues in Mathematics Education
Behaviour SOCI402 Methods and Strategies in Research EDMT606 Developing a Teacher-Researcher EDTL768 Academic Literacy for Tertiary Study
PSYC466 The Psychology of Intergroup SOCI404 Sexuality, Gender and Identity Stance EDTL778 Designing Programmes and
Relations SOCI410 Multispecies Anthropology: Other EDMT611 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Materials in Second Language
PSYC468 Special Topic Species in Human Life Assessment in Primary Contexts 1: Teaching
PSYC469 Special Topic SOCI413 Topics in Ethnicity, Migration and Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC EDTL795 Issues in the Education of the
PSYC470 Research Project Nationalism EDMT612 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Gifted Learner
PSYC471 Special Topic: SOCI470 Supervised Research Assessment in Primary Contexts 2: EDTL904 Thesis
PSYC472 History of Psychology SOCI690 MA Thesis Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC EDTL905 A Thesis on an Aspect of Teaching
PSYC473 The Individual in the Economy SOCI790 Sociology PhD EDMT621 Curriculum, Pedagogy and and Learning
PSYC475 Directed Research in Psychology Assessment in Secondary Contexts
PSYC476 Controversial Issues in Psychology 1: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC Te Reo Mori
PSYC477 Special Topic: Mental Health and Software Engineering
EDMT622 Curriculum, Pedagogy and
Food Department of Computer Science and Assessment in Secondary Contexts Aotahi: School of Mori and Indigenous
PSYC601 Research Methods in Psychology Software Engineering 2: Engaging Diverse Learners in NZC Studies
PSYC641 Advanced Psychopathology and NCEA TREO401 Te Reo: Te Khure
SENG690 Software ME Thesis
PSYC642 Psychometric Assessment Methods EDMT631 Curriculum, Pedagogy and TREO402 Te Reo me Te Tikanga o Te Marae
PSYC643 Year 1 Practicum Assessment in Early Childhood TREO403 He Wananga
PSYC651 Psychotherapeutic Methods Spanish Contexts 1: Engaging Diverse TREO404 Mahi-a-Rehia: Moteatea
PSYC653 Year 2 Practicum School of Language, Social and Political Learners in the early years TREO405 Te Whakaora: Language
PSYC654 Comprehensive Exam in Clinical Sciences curriculum Te Whariki Revitalisation
Psychology EDMT632 Curriculum, Pedagogy and TREO406 Special Topic: Ng Tuhinga Tuaiho:
PSYC661 Advanced Topics in Clinical LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and
Assessment in Early Childhood Manuscripts in Mori
Psychology 1 Practice of Translation
Contexts 2: Engaging Diverse TREO407 Waka Huia
PSYC662 Advanced Topics in Clinical SPAN401 Latin American Narratives: Journey
learners in the early years TREO480 Rangahau - Research Project
Psychology II Through the Labyrinth
curriculum Te Whariki TREO690 MA Thesis
PSYC670 Internship in Clinical Psychology SPAN404 Readings in Hispanic History
EDSN751 Education of the Gifted Learner in TREO590 Rangahau - Major Research
PSYC671 Internship in Clinical Psychology SPAN405 Translation Studies: Focus on
New Zealand Dissertation
A - Part-time Spanish
EDSN755 Developmental Disabilities: TREO591 Rangahau - Minor Research
PSYC672 Internship in Clinical Psychology SPAN411 Research Essay
Inclusive Practices for Educational Dissertation
B - Part-time SPAN412 Advanced Spanish Language
and Community Settings TREO592 Rangahau - Research Paper
PSYC690 MA Thesis SPAN690 MA Thesis
EDSN759 Communication and Oral Language TREO593 Rangahau - Research Paper
PSYC695 MSc Thesis SPAN790 Spanish PhD
for Special Needs
PSYC790 Psychology PhD EDSN775 Independent Study
Speech and Language Pathology Theatre and Film Studies
EDST601 Core Theory and Foundations of
Religious Studies Specialist Teaching College of Arts
Refer to Communication Disorders.
EDST621 Theory and Foundations of Deaf TAFS690 M.A. Thesis
School of Language, Social and Political and Hard of Hearing
Sciences TAFS790 Theatre and Film Studies PhD
Statistics EDST622 Evidence-based Interprofessional
RELS690 MA Thesis Practice in Deaf and Hard of
RELS790 Religious Studies PhD School of Mathematics and Statistics Hearing Transportation Engineering
STAT405 Bioinformatics EDST623 Practicum in Deaf and Hard of Department of Civil and Natural Resources
Russian STAT440 Probability Theory Hearing Engineering
STAT445 Financial Time Series EDST631 Theory and Foundations of Early
School of Language, Social and Political ENTR602 Accident Reduction and Prevention
STAT446 Generalised Linear Models Intervention
Sciences ENTR603 Advanced Pavement Design
STAT447 Official Statistics EDST632 Evidence-based Interprofessional
ENTR604 Road Asset Management
LANC401 In Other Words What? Theory and STAT448 Big Data Practice in Early Intervention
ENTR607 Special Topic in Transport
Practice of Translation STAT449 Project EDST633 Practicum in Early Intervention
RUSS406 Special Linguistic Study STAT450 Advanced Statistical Modelling EDST641 Theory and Foundations of
ENTR608 Special Topic in Transport
RUSS409 Russian Language STAT451 Survival and Longitudinal Data Learning and Behaviour Diversity
RUSS412 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Analysis EDST642 Evidence-based Interprofessional
ENTR609 Special Topic
the Post-Soviet Space STAT452 Applied Statistics Practice in Learning and Behaviour
ENTR610 Special Topic
RUSS480 Research Essay STAT453 Mathematical Statistics Diversity
ENTR611 Planning and Managing for
RUSS481 Study Abroad in Russia STAT454 Analysis of Longitudinal data EDST643 Practicum in Learning and
RUSS482 Study Abroad in Russia STAT455 Data Collection and Sampling Behaviour Diversity
ENTR612 Transport Policy and System
RUSS690 MA Thesis Methods EDST651 Theory and Foundations in Complex
RUSS790 Russian PhD STAT456 Time Series and Stochastic Educational Needs
ENTR613 Highway Geometric Design
Processes EDST652 Evidence-based Interprofessional
ENTR614 Planning and Design of Sustainable
STAT457 Nonparametric Methods Practice in Complex Educational
Science Education STAT458 Applied Stochastic Modelling Needs
ENTR615 Transport Network Modelling
School of Educational Studies and Leadership STAT459 Advanced Computational Statistics EDST653 Practicum in Complex Educational
ENTR616 Transport Planning and Modelling
STAT460 Extreme Value Statistics Needs
SCED790 Science Education PhD ENTR617 Traffic Engineering and Design
STAT461 Bayesian Inference EDTL709 Perceptual Motor Programmes for
ENTR618 Transport and Freight Logistics
STAT462 Data Mining Children
Sculpture ENTR620 Independent Course of Study
STAT463 Multivariate Statistical Methods EDTL717 Classroom Based Research for
ENTR680 Project
School of Fine Arts STAT464 Statistical Inference Teachers
ENTR690 MET Thesis (full-time)
STAT470 Special Topic in Statistics - EDTL718 Foundations of Teaching and
SCUL501 Sculpture ENTR790 Transportation Engineering PhD
Advanced Time Series Methods Learning Languages (including
SCUL550 Research Paper STAT475 Independent Course of Study TESOL)
SCUL601 Sculpture STAT478 Special Topic - Scalable Data EDTL719 Curriculum-based Language Water Resource Management**
SCUL602 Sculpture Science Learning for Diverse Learners Waterways Centre for Freshwater
STAT491 Research Project EDTL722 Language and Communication in Management
Social Work STAT690 MSc Thesis Early Childhood Education
WATR401 Advanced Water Resources
STAT695 MA Thesis EDTL738 Legislative Processes and Early
School of Language, Social and Political STAT790 Statistics PhD Childhood Education in Aotearoa/ WATR402 Determinants of Water Availability
Sciences New Zealand and Quality
SOWK611 Human Behaviour and Mental EDTL742 Supervising Teachers and Student WATR403 Water Management, Policy and
Taxation Planning
SOWK612 Mana Motuhake, a Bicultural Department of Accounting and Information EDTL745 Transition to School from Early WATR690 MWaterRM Thesis
Analysis Systems Childhood WATR790 Water Resource Management PhD
SOWK614 Social Work Theory, Research and TAXA690 MCom Thesis
Practice ** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP
approval, due December 2016.
Examples of research areas of expertise UC Engineering courses for
professional development
Chemical and Process Engineering
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Energy and fuels, biochemical processes, food professional engineers to be highly skilled,
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Block courses may be offered in Civil Engineering,
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visit expanding my mind and
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What do I get at the end of it?
Im learning how to think
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Career opportunities Many of these block courses can be taken as

Over the past decade there has been

a one-off course, without committing to a preparing me for our
changing world.
qualification, as part of a Certificate
an increase in the number of top-level of Proficiency.
industrial positions filled by engineers with
Alternatively, for those with the relevant
postgraduate qualifications.
academic background and/or work experience, Emily Gualter
These qualifications are now viewed as more all courses may be credited to the Postgraduate Ngti Hauiti, Ngti Tuwharetoa
than a way of specialising for a future in research Certificate in Engineering, Master of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in
or academia, and allow you to gain skills which Studies or Master of Engineering (endorsed Civil Engineering
will open new, high-level career options. in relevant discipline). See page 29 for more Studying towards a Master of Engineering
Postgraduate degrees in Engineering prepare information on these qualifications. in Management
students for careers in business leadership
positions, where extended analytical skills are Eligibility
increasingly valued. To be eligible to enrol in one of these courses,
For further career information, please go to you should hold a four-year Bachelor of More information Engineering with Honours degree, or another College of Engineering
relevant degree or suitable work experience. T: +64 3 364 2608
Some courses will have prerequisite courses E:
that are required. It is best to discuss your
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Postgraduate studies in Fine Arts

Artist Steve Carrs A Shot in The Dark (Bear Rug) carved from kauri, is part of the permanent collection at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Steve was appointed UCs new Senior Lecturer of Film in
the School of Fine Arts in 2016. There are so many avenues you can take. That is really what I want students to realise.

Since it was established in On-campus facilities

1882, UCs School of Fine Arts Housed in purpose-built buildings, the School
has consistently produced provides students with ample studio space,
high-quality graduates. well-equipped workshops, digital labs,
darkrooms and extensive film and video
Many have gone on to make facilities. In addition there is an onsite gallery,
notable contributions to and a well-resourced visual arts and art history
New Zealands cultural section in UCs Central Library. This features a
slide collection of 100,000 images and one of
life and achieve acclaim the countrys top fine arts collections.
A reputation for innovation
The School of Fine Arts staff are highly qualified
and experienced artists, graphic designers, The Schools reputation for innovation and
curators, film makers, art historians and art excellence is reflected in the disproportionately
theorists of world standing. high number of graduates represented among
New Zealands leading practising artists and
The School offers opportunities to gain valuable
exhibition experience through an ongoing
current museum staff. Ilam Press has unique
professional relationship with the Christchurch A postgraduate qualification from the School
of Fine Arts prepares graduates for specific
production processes and
an open studio, allowing
Art Gallery.
professions such as graphic design and
Colourful experiences await
film making, or equips them with the skills
and attitudes necessary to successfully practice
students to learn first-hand
The extensive exhibition programme is closely as artists and scholars in their individual areas the role publishing can play
in disseminating research,
linked to the artist-in-residence and teaching of expertise.
programmes. Global links are also evident in a For more information on postgraduate
busy schedule of visiting international artists Fine Arts programmes, contact the Programme shaping an artistic practice,
and connecting with artists.
who share their expertise with postgraduate Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies, School of
students. Similarly, international student Fine Arts.
exchange agreements provide opportunities
to attend prominent international art schools Aaron Beehre
including Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Lecturer in Design; Creator of Bulletin, the
award-winning art gallery magazine co-produced
by Ilam Press and the Christchurch Art Gallery;
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Postgraduate programmes
Start Other
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date features
Bachelor of Fine BFA(Hons) candidates must submit a research BFA in relevant subjects February 1 year full-time
Arts with Honours proposal and work scheme acceptable to the with good grades.
BFA(Hons) postgraduate admissions committee. The degree A special application
course consists of a submission of works and a for admission must be
research paper. made by 1 November.
Master of Fine Arts The MFA programme comprises either a BFA(Hons) or equivalent February 1 year full-time;
MFA submission of work in Film, Graphic Design, or significant 2 years part-
Painting, Photography, or Sculpture, or a professional practice time
combination of courses and submission of work. or teaching experience.
A special application
for admission must be
made by 1 November.
Master of Fine Arts This is designed for students who have studied BA(Hons), or BA and February 1 year full-time;
in Creative Writing creative writing and professional writers who professional creative 2 years part-
MFA(CreativeWriting) wish to gain an internationally recognised formal writing experience. time
qualification. Entry is limited to eight students at Writing portfolio
any one time. Candidates produce a substantial required.
piece of original creative writing.
Postgraduate The PGDipArtCuratorship consists of four courses BA, BFA; or a bachelors February 1 year full-time
Diploma in Art including The Art Museum Past and Present, a degree and relevant or July
Curatorship special project in staging an exhibition, a gallery professional experience.
PGDipArtCuratorship internship and one course from Art History or Art
Theory honours schedule.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

Subject areas A vibrant arts scene at UC

Subject Honours Masters PG Cert/Dip With over 200 concerts, exhibitions, theatre
performances, public lectures and more every
Art Curatorship ( year, UC offers you plenty of opportunities to
Creative Writing ( Experience the Arts.

Film ( Concerts:
Fine Arts (
UCConcerts on Facebook
Graphic Design (
Painting (
Photography ( Ilam School of Fine Arts on Facebook

Sculpture ( UCSA Arts Week
Performing Arts Clubs:
Career opportunities Recent graduates have been employed as
Dramasoc, Musoc, ImprovSoc, BreakSoc,
professional artists, art gallery directors,
Alongside the creative and practical skills photojournalists, commercial photographers, UCanDance and many more!
learned, Fine Arts graduates develop excellent film directors, designers, consultants, art
skills in organisation and time management. conservators, illustrators, fashion designers, art
These skills prepare graduates for a wide range Public lectures and more:
critics, art historians, graphic designers, lecturers
of employment opportunities nationally and art teachers.
and internationally.
For further career information, please go to
In particular, graduates who have taken
courses in Photography, Film and Graphic More information
Design have clear career prospects in rapidly
School of Fine Arts
expanding industries in these areas. Other Fine
T: +64 3 364 2159
Arts graduates have access to a wide range of
vocations within a growing art world, both in
New Zealand and overseas.

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Graduate and postgraduate studies
in Forestry
Forestry students in the laboratory
identifying insects under microscope.

The New Zealand School A number of scholarships are available for Graduate and postgraduate students have many
postgraduates some funded by UC, some by
of Forestry at UC is the New Zealand government and others by
opportunities to work in the field:

internationally renowned for organisations and donations.

the Harihari field station in South Westland
is used for practical courses and as a
research and postgraduate The School of Forestry provides a range of research centre
education over a wide range services to the industry including research, other field stations near Arthurs Pass and
of subject areas. consultancy, professional development (CPD) at Westport are used for Forestry teaching
and continuing education. To find out more visit and research
These areas of expertise include forest
UC is also located near plantations and
management, biodiversity, pest management, native forests, which are used for both
GIS and remote sensing, silviculture, forest Field work and stations teaching and research
economics, marketing, harvesting and UCs excellent laboratory and field facilities students visit other forestry organisations
transportation, restoration ecology, wood support postgraduate research activities. throughout the country.
science and wood quality, forest genetics and
breeding, and forest soils.
UC is the only university department in the Ive always felt a
connection to street trees
country offering internationally recognised
professional postgraduate Forestry programmes.
and parks they are the
Close connections
green oases in a sea of grey
infrastructure. My work
International experts visit regularly to share
their knowledge through the Erskine Fellowship
programme and an industry visitors programme. has focused on measuring
The Schools close relationship with other
departments at UC, including the School of
changes in tree cover in
Biological Sciences, the College of Engineering, cities and improving the
and the College of Business and Law, allows
postgraduate students to benefit from the broad management of urban trees.
range of academic and technical expertise across
Dr Justin Morgenroth
the university.
Senior Lecturer, School of Forestry
2016 Early Career Scientist Award,
International Society of Arboriculture

34 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Research The Wood Technology Research Centre
The Schools academic staff are actively engaged The WTRC provides information exchange among
in research on forest management, forest staff and students engaged in wood-related
valuation, forest modelling, tree breeding research. Participants are from the Departments
and quantitative genetics, forest economics, of Chemical and Process Engineering, Forestry,
silviculture, GIS and remote sensing, urban Civil and Natural Resources Engineering,
forestry, wood quality, entomology, biodiversity, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical
restoration ecology, forest harvesting, forest Engineering, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
engineering, and bio-energy.
Forestry research at UC is divided into four Career opportunities
major clusters: sustainable land management, With forestry being one of New Zealands biggest
forest engineering, managing forest variability export earners and a major industry worldwide,
and forestry as a business. UC Forestry graduates are in high demand.
Forestry offers rewarding careers in areas such
New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative as tree breeding, road engineering, timber
The School of Forestry is part of a $14 million, harvesting/processing, marketing, planning, The chance to select my
seven-year collaborative research effort aimed
at maximising the value and export earnings
policy, biosecurity, biodiversity, conservation,
plantation and sustainable land management. own research topic while
of the forestry industry. Led by Future Forests Forestry graduates develop a valuable set of on a scholarship was too
Research in collaboration with Scion, UC and
the NZ Dryland Forests Initiative, the Schools
transferable skills, including problem solving
and decision making, project management and
much of an opportunity to
contribution looks at how to minimise growth teamwork, economic and commercial awareness, pass up. Im assessing the
strain in eucalypts, to improve timber quality
and simplify processing. Funding is provided
computing skills and geospatial techniques.
viability of a machine that
is the first of its class in this
For further career information, please go to
through the Ministry of Business, Innovation
country and there is very
and Employment, the Forest Growers Levy Trust,
a number of leading forestry companies and the
Farm Forestry Association. Four international More information little data internationally.
PhD candidates within the School are currently
School of Forestry
working on research projects supported by Thornton Campbell
T: +64 3 364 2109
this funding. Bachelor of Forestry Science with Honours
E: Studying towards a Master of Forestry Science

Graduate and postgraduate programmes

Start Other
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Graduate Diploma in The graduate diploma is for students looking to refresh their Any bachelors degree February 1 year full-time;
Forestry knowledge or retrain in Forestry, whether they have an existing with some background and July 2 years
GradDipFor qualification in Forestry or not. Students normally complete six in sciences, statistics part-time
to eight courses selected from the schedule of the Bachelor of or economics
Forestry Science degree with a minimum of 120 points. Of these recommended.
courses, at least 90 points will be at 300 and 400-level.
Postgraduate For those wanting to enhance their undergraduate studies, BForSc or equivalent February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in Forestry students complete 120 points from courses in the MForSc or other relevant and July 2 years
PGDipFor schedule, normally including a forest management or a bachelors or higher part-time
silviculture course. degree and relevant
experience in a forestry-
related area.
Master of Forestry An MForSc will give you a head start into forest management, 4-year BForSc or other February 13 years
Science governance or research at an advanced level. The degree may be bachelors degree with and July; full-time;
MForSc taken by examination and report; by examination and thesis; appropriate subjects Anytime 18 months
or by thesis alone. This programme means you can complete a or PGDipFor. start** for 4 years
professional masters degree with coursework and a report in thesis- part-time
two years. Students enjoy small classes and a wide variety of only
courses to choose from, ranging from silviculture to advanced students
IT applications in forestry.
Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research presented in a thesis. For Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
Philosophy more details, see page 11. first-class or second- start** full-time;
PhD class division 1 honours 37 years
or masters degree. part-time

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from Part-time study options No background in subject required

** Doctoral studies and masters study by thesis-only can be started at the beginning of any month. 35
Postgraduate studies in Health Sciences

Mihiroa Gillies (Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology) undertook a trial session with a young person in an observation room at the PukemanuDovedale Centre.
The Centre offers free counselling for families in the Christchurch region.

The School of Health Sciences other externally funded projects, as well as a

Health research at UC
offers an interdisciplinary teaching and research clinic.

postgraduate education with a Research students share facilities with

academics and researchers, which
It is generally assumed that in New Zealand
this area is the prerogative of the two
range of clinical and fosters collaboration. universities with medical schools. However,
non-clinical programmes. the University of Canterbury is highly
Career opportunities active in this field, with multidisciplinary
UCs School of Health Sciences fosters research contributions which are of benefit
collaborative initiatives within the University, The health sector is one of New Zealands to the New Zealand health sector and
with other tertiary institutions, and with biggest employers with a wide range of clinical internationally. Research work is currently
the health sector. Increasingly, employment career opportunities. The health workforce also being undertaken in such diverse areas as:
in the health sector requires postgraduate includes many non-clinical roles, which make up
about one third of the total health workforce. acute circulatory failure
qualifications, particularly for senior roles. The stroke rehabilitation
Schools programmes and research activities There are health-related career opportunities
developing adolescent resilience
respond to the dynamic nature of the health in local and central government, the voluntary
sector and its workforce. sector, social services, industry and research. learning disabilities
In an increasingly diverse and ageing society, breast cancer detection
These qualifications give health professionals,
non-clinical members of the health workforce career opportunities in the health workforce will post-traumatic stress disorder in children
and others interested in the health sector the continue to expand. air pollution mitigators
opportunity to examine a range of issues in A health sciences specialisation can lead to work earlier sepsis detection
health sciences, and where relevant to improve in such areas as health promotion, health and health benefits of micronutrients
their professional practice. community, behaviour change, health policy, 3D scans to mitigate physical disability
administration, information management, understanding birth weight issues
Research health technology assessment, and research.
and many other topics.
The School of Health Sciences has a wide For further careers information, please go to
For health-related news visit
range of research interests including health
informatics, refugees, chronic diseases and For the recent UC Research Report visit
childhood disorders, primary health care and More information
workforce issues for specific health sector researchreport
groups such as the Pacific workforce. School of Health Sciences
T: +64 3 343 7737 UC has a searchable database of
It is home to the Health Services Assessment E: researchers and projects at
Collaboration Research Lab (HSAC), the Wayne
Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group,

36 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Postgraduate For health professionals working in a range of Relevant bachelors degree February Normally
Certificate in Clinical settings who are responsible for supervising or appropriate health 2 years
Teaching students, junior practitioners and other staff. professional qualification part-time; must
PGCertCT It is delivered in collaboration with local and qualifications and be completed
District Health Boards and regional education experience that accord within 4 years
providers nationally. with membership of
an approved health
professional association
or be registered to
practice within a health
Postgraduate Allows health professionals, non-clinical Relevant bachelors degree February 6 months
Certificate in members of the health workforce and others or appropriate health and July full-time or up
Health Sciences interested In the health sector a chance professional qualification. to 2 years
PGCertHealSc to examine a range of issues in health part-time
sciences, and where relevant to improve their
professional practice. You complete any
two 30-point courses from the MHealSc
Schedule C.
Postgraduate The PGCertPC develops health practitioners Relevant bachelors degree February Normally
Certificate in skills in palliative care and introduces or appropriate health completed over
Palliative Care palliative care as a research field. Students gain professional qualification 2 years
PGCertPC the knowledge and understanding needed to as well as relevant part-time
provide a holistic approach to the assessment, professional experience.
planning, implementation and evaluation
of the needs of patients, family and whnau
living with a life-limiting condition.
Postgraduate A professional qualification, this diploma is Bachelors degree in February 2 years full-time
Diploma in designed for students who wish to become Psychology or equivalent
Child and Family registered child and family psychologists with and be enrolled in or
Psychology the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Entry is completed an approved
PGDipChFamPsyc limited to 12 places applications close on masters or PhD. Also
1 October. requires a pass in
PSYC 206, CFPY 601,
CFPY 602, CFPY 603,
CFPY 604, HLTH 472 and an
approved research methods
course, or equivalent.
Postgraduate Aimed at people who are currently employed Relevant bachelors degree February 12 years
Diploma in in, or seeking employment In, a health-related or appropriate health and July full-time;
Health Sciences field, the social services, or local or central professional qualification. part-time
PGDipHealSc government. Students complete a programme available
of advanced, specialised study and receive
their qualification endorsed in one of several
areas. See the Subject Areas chart on page 38.
Postgraduate The PGDipSpecTchg and MSpecTchg provides NZ Teacher Education February 24 years
Diploma in students with a strong appreciation of degree or recognised NZ part-time
Specialist Teaching specialist teaching as an interdisciplinary 3-year teaching diploma for the
PGDipSpecTchg field of practice and the ability to apply their and current NZ teacher PGDipSpecTchg
Master of Specialist specialist teaching knowledge and skills in registration and 2+ years
Teaching diverse contexts. Normally completed with experience as a teacher/
MSpecTchg endorsement. See also Education on page 26. educator in a recognised
educational, workplace or
community setting.
Master of Arts In Child and Family Psychology go to See pages 15 (MA) and February See pages
MA 47 (MSc). and July 15 (MA) and
Master of Science healthsciences/study/chfampsyc.shtml for 47 (MSc)
MSc more information.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

Distance learning options

Not open to new enrolments in 2017. 37
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Master of The MCouns uses a solution-focused model Relevant bachelors degree February 24 years full-
Counselling of counselling and is the only postgraduate with relevant professional and July time;
MCouns counselling degree in Te Waipounamu, the experience or suitability must be
South Island. Students learn to identify and to be a counsellor. Limited completed
use systematic, effective ways to help clients. to 12 places applications within 6 years
Some courses are also available to Health/ close 1 October.
Education postgraduate students.
Master of Health In the MHealSc programme students may Relevant bachelors degree February Not less than 2
Sciences either follow a general programme, or focus on or appropriate health and July years full-time;
MHealSc a specialisation and receive their qualification professional qualification part-time
endorsed in one of several areas. See the or PGDipHealSc or available;
Subject Areas chart on this page. Involves a equivalent with B average. Part II only: 12
research component. years full-time
Master of Coursework-based version of the MHealSc, Relevant bachelors degree February Not less than 2
Health Sciences allowing students to complete 180 points or appropriate health and July years full-time;
Professional Practice of courses. Can be awarded unendorsed qualification with good part-time
MHealScProfPr or endorsed in environment and health, grades. Requirements may available
health behaviour change, health information be waived if the candidate
management, health and community, nursing can show practical or
(see below) and palliative care. professional experience.
Master of This joint initiative between UC and Ara Degree relevant to health February 2 years
Health Sciences Institute of Technology allows graduates sciences or an appropriate
Professional to gain two qualifications in just two years. health or allied
Practice (Nursing)/ Students study the MHealScProfPr full-time professional qualification#
Bachelor of Nursing and the BN part-time for 18 months, thereafter of at least 3 years
MHealScProfPr/BN they are full-time Ara students. equivalent full-time
tertiary study.
Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research Bachelors degree with first Anytime 24 years full-
Philosophy presented in a thesis. For more details, see or second-class division 1 start** time;
PhD page 11. honours or masters degree 37 years part-
with first or second class time
honours or equivalent.

Subject areas
Subject Masters PhD PG Cert/Dip
Child and Family Psychology
Clinical Teaching

Complex Educational Needs
Deaf and Hard of Hearing^
Environment and Health *

Health Behaviour Change ^ *

Health Information Management*
Health Sciences
Health and Community ^ *

Learning and Behaviour
The next two years will
hopefully equip me with

the tools to take both a

Palliative Care *
Specialist Teaching
* Offered as an endorsement to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences, the Master of Health Sciences and the Master
holistic and biomedical
of Health Sciences Professional Practice. These qualifications may be taken with or without endorsement.
# Students are normally expected to have some bioscience in their academic background with a B average or better.
view of health and well-
** Doctoral studies and masters study by thesis-only can be started at the beginning of any month.

Not open to new enrolments in 2017. being in the community.

^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.
Suli Tuitaupe
Studying towards a Master of Health Sciences
Professional Practice and Bachelor of Nursing

38 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate studies in Law

Founded in 1873, the UC Study specialist areas and/or Additional benefits at UC

School of Law has a proud broaden your research The School of Law has a comprehensive
history of excellence in The School has a particularly strong reputation clinical legal programme, led by a
teaching, research and in the fields of International Law and Governance Director of Clinical Legal Studies.
and offers a unique masters programme in
scholarship. It enjoys an International Law and Politics (ILAP). Students
Postgraduate students are welcomed as an
integral part of the Law School and enjoy the
international reputation also have the opportunity to further their collegial atmosphere between students and
for producing outstanding studies in areas of specific expertise offered by staff. The Law Students Society has over
graduates, who benefit from the School. 800 members and is very active, organising
being part of a professionally Alongside the specialist taught ILAP programme, many social events throughout the year.
the School also offers a variety of research-focused
relevant, community focused degrees. The general Master of Laws (LLM) offers
The Mori Law Students Association,
Te Ptairiki, provides a supportive
law school. students the chance to undertake short research environment for Mori law students.
papers in three subject areas or a single thesis
As one of the worlds top 100 law schools* option. There is also a PhD programme.
UC offers a wide range of opportunities for
postgraduate studies.
The knowledge I have
Leading teachers and gained is above and
researchers beyond what I imagined.
Our exceptional teaching staff are leaders in The lecturers and the
supervisors come from
their respective fields across areas including
International Law, Public Law, European and
Comparative Law as well as the full range of around the world and are
Common Law subjects. They are responsible
for writing many key New Zealand textbooks extremely knowledgeable,
and write for international publishers LexisNexis
and Reuters. Many of our academics are on
passionate and committed.
editorial boards for a number of well-respected
Amy Cole
international journals including the Journal of
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)
Medical Law and the Media and Arts Law
International Development Group, Ministry
Review. UC is also home to the Canterbury
of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington
Law Review and the New Zealand Yearbook of
International Law.
* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016. 39
Postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Graduate Diploma The GradDipCJ allows you to further your study A bachelor's degree or February 1 year
in Criminal Justice with a vocationally oriented qualification in entry to a bachelor's full-time;
GradDipCJ^ Criminal Justice. degree. 2 years
Master of Laws LLM The LLM degree is flexible and offers a wide choice LLB (or equivalent) with February 12 years
of topics for specialised research. Students will good grades. or July; or full-time;
develop in-depth expertise through the conduct anytime 24 years
of research under the supervision of staff. It may start for part-time
be taken by thesis, or a combination of research thesis-
papers and dissertation. only
Master of Laws Designed for students who wish to develop LLB (or equivalent) with February 12 years
(International specialist knowledge in international law and good grades. or July full-time;
Law and Politics) politics. Students take courses in international 24 years
LLM(IntLaw&Pols) law and international politics, plus a dissertation. part-time
The degree prepares students for careers in the
diplomatic service, specialised legal practice,
government, international organisations,
non-governmental organisations and the military.
Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research presented Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
Philosophy PhD in a thesis. For more details, see page 11. first or second-class start** full-time;
division 1 honours or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
first or second-class
honours or equivalent.

Higher knowledge/independent research Professional development Scholarships available see page 60 Part-time study options

Research Postgraduate study can lead to careers In the

legal profession, the public sector and
The School of Law has two research
non-governmental organisations among
clusters the Centre for Commercial Law
many other career paths. In addition,
and the International and Comparative
postgraduate study in Law offers the possibility
Law Group both of which welcome
of a career in academic teaching and research.
postgraduate involvement.
Our alumni include leading academics and
The School has strong international links and policy makers in New Zealand and abroad.
students are encouraged and supported in
For further career information, please go to
developing their international research profile.
Postgraduate research students may apply to the
staff research fund to finance these activities.
In addition to UC scholarship opportunities, More information
one university PhD Scholarship is reserved for
School of Law
study in the School of Law. Interested students
T: +64 3 369 3888
are encouraged to contact the School to discuss
supervision before making a formal application.
One of the research Library staff offer postgraduate students

projects under my specialist training in legal research methods.

supervision is developed Career opportunities

with a future employer in Postgraduate study allows you to develop
mind. This ensures that in-depth expertise in particular fields of legal

the knowledge acquired specialisation, broaden your knowledge in a

range of legal subjects including some not taken
by the student is of at undergraduate level, and combine law study

immediate relevance to
with related disciplines.

that employer. ^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due

December 2016.
** Doctorate and master's by thesis-only studies can be
Dr Chris Riffel started at the beginning of any month.
Lecturer in International Economic Law

40 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Graduate and postgraduate studies
in Music
UCs School of Music gives
students a vibrant, welcoming
and stimulating environment
in which to study and perform.
Today we are surrounded by sound and music
through the mediums of television, radio,
smart phones, tablets, computers, cinema and
concerts. Music plays many different roles in
advertising, education, culture, tourism and
events and permeates peoples social lives,
ensuring there is strong demand for first-class
musicians, producers and technicians.
School of Music staff are nationally and
internationally respected composers, researchers,
recording artists, musicologists and performers. groups whether in opera, theatre, orchestral
Performance tutors and lecturers are leading music, choral and instrumental. A number of
practitioners in their fields. orchestral students perform regularly with the
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
UCs Music students, across all levels, take
part in a large number of concerts and recitals,
seminars and workshops, master classes
and demonstrations, as a key part of their The School of Musics research activities
university experience. Many of our performance range broadly across the disciplines of
postgraduates are also well-established in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition
professional careers in New Zealand and and performance. Areas of expertise include
throughout the world and many have won performance (voice, piano, organ and most
national competitions and awards. orchestral instruments), composition, music
history and musicology, ethnomusicology,
Equipment and facilities musicianship skills and conducting.

The School of Music and the wider university

are well-equipped with facilities for music. The
Career opportunities
Central Library and School of Music resource Music graduates move on to a variety of The course is helping to
continue to shape me as
centre contain an extensive collection of scores, vocations. Some pursue careers in music
books and recordings, including some resources performance and others in education. Even
not found anywhere else in the country. graduates who have not majored in Music a musician, and is giving
have found that the inclusion of some Music
Sophisticated digital environments are provided
through specialist software and state-of- in their degrees has been useful for their future me clear goals for where I
the-art computers for the transformation employment, especially in education. want to take my art form.
and manipulation of sound. Other music Graduates of Music are found in a wide range of
facilities include top-quality pianos and string occupations including positions in orchestras, Anna Whitaker
instruments, practice rooms, a chamber organ opera houses, conservatories, universities, Studying towards a Bachelor of Music with
and Balinese gamelan. schools and other education contexts. They Honours in Performance
are prominent in areas of musical leadership
New music premises in the central city with community groups such as choirs and
orchestras. Graduates also work in fields such
In 2017, UC's music students will undertake
lessons and conduct music performances in
as journalism, television and radio (planning as More information
well as production), publishing, and in technical School of Music
the restored Chemistry building in the Arts
areas including recording. T: +64 3 364 2183
Centre, situated in central Christchurch. The
university's use of this historic space will increase People with musical talents are in demand in E:
performance music occasions and collaborations, the hi-tech areas of computer instruments
and provide opportunities for music students to and music technology, and are becoming
interact with the city's local and international increasingly sought after by various festival
arts scene as well as engage with the community. organisers and arts organisations.
Students have the opportunity to participate in For further career information, please go to
Christchurchs many amateur and professional 41
Graduate and postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Bachelor of Arts See Arts page 14. BA or any bachelors February 1 year full-time;
with Honours degree plus relevant or July up to 4 years
BA(Hons) graduate diploma. part-time
Bachelor of Music For graduates of the MusB (or equivalent) with MusB; entry into February 1 year full-time;
with Honours good grades who wish to extend themselves. Performance is limited Part-time
MusB(Hons) May be taken in: Composition, Musicology, or and applications for study by
Performance. It is possible to choose courses to auditions close on application only
give a more general, non-specialised degree. 15 September of the
preceding year.
Graduate Diploma See Arts page 14. Any bachelors degree. February 1 year full-time
in Arts GradDipArts or July

Postgraduate See Arts page 14. BA or an equivalent February 6 months

Certificate in Arts degree with grades to a or July full-time or
PGCertArts specified level. 12 months
Postgraduate See Arts page 14. BA or an equivalent February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in Arts degree with grades to a or July up to 4 years
PGDipArts specified level. part-time

Master of Arts Specialisations include: Music History BA(Hons) or MusB(Hons). February Part I: 1 year
MA and Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and or July. full-time to
Music Education. Anytime 4 years
start** part-time;
for Part Part II: 12 years
II (thesis full-time; 24
only) years part-time
Master of Music Follows the MusB(Hons) and may be taken in MusB(Hons) or February 1 year full-time;
MMus composition or performance to an advanced equivalent, with or July 2 years
technical level. Students intending to enrol good grades. Evidence of part-time
should choose courses carefully to ensure composition quality
prerequisites have been met. is required.
Entry to the Performance
option is limited and
applications for audition
close on 15 September
of the preceding year.
Subject to approval
by the Programme
Doctor of Musical The DMA is aimed at those wishing to undertake Bachelors degree in Anytime 34 years
Arts advanced research in music composition or Music with start** full-time; 47
DMA performance. It comprises scholarly research first or second-class years part-time
(thesis) and performance practice (public division 1 honours or
music performance or the presentation of masters degree in
compositions). Normally requires an audition, Music with distinction
interview and/or submission of previous or merit (or equivalent).
academic work and recommendation from the
School of Music.
Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research presented Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
Philosophy PhD in a thesis. For more details, see page 11. first or second-class start** full-time;
division 1 honours or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
first or second-class
division 1 honours
or equivalent.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

** Doctoral and master's by thesis-only studies can be started at the beginning of any month.

42 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Graduate and postgraduate studies
in Science

UC scientists are involved in Featured qualifications Why study a PMEG at UC?

ground-breaking research. Only programme of its kind in Australasia.
They have discovered a new Master of Urban Resilience and Graduates will meet the requirements for
Renewal MURR
plant species, halved the rate of IPENZ accreditation of graduate
Engineering Geologists.
This master's degree has a unique focus on how
pneumonia in stroke patients, communities respond to challenges that cities
Research and teaching draws on local and
and helped fight mosquito- are facing today all around the world. Of interest international expertise as well as industry.
borne diseases in Tonga. to students wishing to address broader urban
issues and engage with communities and Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience
UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the for those with either a science or social
world for Computer Science, Earth Sciences, science background.
While you can't usually predict the next
Environmental Science, Geography, Psychology,
Why study an MURR at UC? disruption or tragedy, you can manage responses
and Statistics.*
to these scenarios by identifying and managing
For research, UC is ranked first in New Zealand for The urban renewal of Christchurch, a city risks in advance. This new degree addresses
molecular, cellular and whole organism biology that faces many of these issues, is an ideal
this and identifies how to build the qualities of
and in the top two universities in the country for case-study in action.
resilience and preparedness in citizens
its research in agriculture and applied biological Students will engage with community groups and leaders.
sciences, computer science, and ecology, evolution and local government in coursework and on
and behaviour.** their chosen research project. Why study an MDRR at UC?
Expert UC staff are joined by visiting international Taps into UC research and teaching This master's will be collaboratively taught
authorities every year, through the Erskine expertise in resilience and environment- by experts from Lincoln University and UC,
programme. Specialists from all over the world society dynamics. leveraging both universities' expertise.
come to UC to teach and collaborate, providing
Gain an understanding of disaster
unparalleled access to expertise. Professional Master of Engineering causes, disaster reduction strategies, risk
Science facilities at UC are world-class and will Geology PMEG communication and risk reduction strategies,
be enhanced by the completion of the new This programme is strongly applied and and resilience-building methodologies.
$216 million Regional Science and Innovation concentrates on professional training for Will equip graduates for professional career
Centre (RSIC). The first building will open in 2017 practitioners. Students will complete a paths in environmental management and
and include specialist teaching and research practice-focused project. consulting, disaster reduction, hazard
laboratories for physics, astronomy, chemistry,
Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary area management, as well as local and
geology, geography and biological sciences.
applying geological sciences to engineering regional government.
The field stations from Cass in the west to work, identifying and mitigating geological * QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016.
Antarctica in the south are unique in hazards and aspects of land-use planning. ** Tertiary Education Commission Performance-Based
New Zealand. See page 48 for more details. Research Funding Assessment, 2012. 43
Subject areas
Subject Honours Masters PhD PG Cert/Dip Grad Cert/Dip
Antarctic Studies (
Applied Data Science (
Applied Psychology (
Astronomy (
Audiology (
Biochemistry ( or
Biological Sciences (
Biotechnology (
Cellular and Molecular Biology (
Chemistry (
Child and Family Psychology (
Clinical Psychology (
Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences

Computer Science (

Disaster, Risk and Resilience (
Ecology (
Economics and Mathematics
Engineering Geology (
Environmental Science (
Evolutionary Biology (

Finance (
Finance and Mathematics
( or

Finance and Statistics

( or

Financial Engineering ( ^

Forestry (
Geographic Information Science (
Geography (
Geology (
Health Sciences (
Information Systems (
Linguistics (
Management Science (

Mathematics (
Mathematics and Philosophy
( or

Mathematics and Statistics (

Mathematical Physics (
Medical Physics (
Medical Physics (Clinical) (

44 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Subject areas continued
Subject Honours Masters PhD PG Cert/Dip Grad Cert/Dip
Microbiology (
Philosophy (
Physics (
Plant Biology (

Psychology (
Science Education (
Seafood Sector: Management and Science (
Speech and Language Pathology (
Speech and Language Sciences (
Statistics (
Urban Resilience and Renewal (
Water Resource Management (
Zoology (

Not open for new enrolments in 2017.

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.
^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.
Not offered as a major subject but courses may count towards the degree.

Will Kerr, UC Thesis in Three winner 2015, PhD in Chemistry. Thesis in Three has led to more people asking about why my research is important in the real world and Ive enjoyed answering
questions about it.

GIS is a widely applicable discipline that can be used

in industries ranging from health to geology to social
sciences and more. It is both a tool and a discipline.
As Ive entered the workforce I have discovered areas
that further interest me and used my existing skills to
help expand my knowledge in these new areas.

Hamish Kingsbury
Bachelor of Science in Geography
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic
Information Science
Consultant, Interpret Geospatial Solutions 45
Graduate and postgraduate programmes
Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Bachelor of Science The BSc(Hons) degree comprises one full-time BSc with a high level February 1 year full-time;
with Honours year of coursework that includes a research of attainment in and July# 2 years
BSc(Hons) component. See the subject chart on pages 4445. appropriate subjects. part-time

Graduate Diploma This diploma offers people who already hold a Any bachelors degree. February 1 year full-time;
in Science degree the opportunity to study science Acceptance will depend and July# 2+ years
GradDipSc in-depth. It is designed to provide a qualification on the standard and part-time
for graduates seeking to qualify for other relevance of previous
postgraduate qualifications In science or to studies.
extend or upgrade their existing qualification/s.
Postgraduate Students examine major scientific and Any bachelors degree. February 14 weeks
Certificate in environmental themes as well as contemporary full-time
Antarctic Studies issues facing Antarctica. It includes fieldwork
PGCertAntaStud in Antarctica.
Postgraduate Designed to accommodate students from a range B+ average in February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in Applied of backgrounds who want to enhance or build relevant 300-level 2 years
Data Science* their data science capabilities and combine these undergraduate courses. part-time
PGDipADS with the skills and knowledge they bring from
their previous studies.

Postgraduate Professional qualification in Clinical Psychology. MA, MSc or PhD February 2 years of
Diploma in Clinical Selection for the course is competitive: a in Psychology or coursework and
Psychology maximum of 12 people are selected each year. BA(Hons) or BSc(Hons) at least 1 year of
PGDipClinPsyc in Psychology and be practical work
enrolled in a PhD. experience
Postgraduate Graduates will have advanced knowledge in Relevant bachelors February 12 years
Diploma in the field, with the ability to plan, execute and degree. Applications full-time;
Geographic present the findings of applied GIS projects. They close on 1 February. up to 4 years
Information Science will be qualified to work as GIS professionals in part-time
PGDipGIS government and industry.
Postgraduate Candidates must have completed a BSc degree. BSc or other bachelors February 1 year
Diploma in Science The precise prerequisites vary for each subject, degree and approved and July#
PGDipSc but are normally good grades in 300-level undergraduate
courses. Courses are selected from a range of science courses.
subject options see pages 4445 for a list.
Postgraduate Prepares graduates for a professional career in Relevant bachelors February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in water resource management and development degree. and July 2 years
Water Resource of innovative and effective methods for the part-time
Management sustainable management of this critical resource
PGDipWaterRM in New Zealand and internationally.
Master of Antarctic This refreshed master's degree provides a PGCertAntaStud or November 1 year full-time;
Studies one-year, fast-track qualification. Combining evidence of ability to 2 years
MASt fieldwork in Antarctica over summer, additional complete advanced part-time
coursework and an Antarctic-related research level academic study
dissertation, students gain a 360-degree view of (normally a B average in
Antarctic issues. Ideal for careers requiring a solid 400-level, or equivalent,
background in Antarctic science or policy. courses).
Master of Applied This new master's caters for students who wish A university February 1 year full-time;
Data Science* to build their data science capabilities and undergraduate degree, and July 2 years
MADS combine these with the skills and knowledge B average in relevant part-time
acquired from previous studies. This combination undergraduate
can add to employability and career prospects. 300-level courses.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

Not open for new enrolments in 2017.

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2016.
^ Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.
** Doctoral studies and masters study by thesis-only can be started at the beginning of any month.
# Some subjects allow a July start, please contact the Department for clarification.

46 2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Start Other
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Duration
date features
Master of Disaster, See description on page 43. A relevant university February 1 year full-time;
Risk and Resilience degree, normally with a 2 years
MDRR B+ average or higher in part-time
the final year.

Master of Financial Cross-disciplinary and highly technical training Any bachelor's degree February 1 year full-time;
Engineering^ of postgraduates for a career as a quantitative normally with a B+ 2 years
MFEng analyst in the global finance industry. Focuses average (including some part-time
on developing and designing financial products, Statistics, Mathematics
markets and investment strategies as well as and Finance courses
developing regulatory frameworks. or completion of a
qualifying course).
Master of The MGIS is the only degree of its kind in PGDipGIS or equivalent February 2 years
Geographic New Zealand. It provides an interdisciplinary or relevant bachelors full-time; up to
Information Science approach to GIS, including taught courses and degree and have 4 years
MGIS the ability to carry out research and an applied completed two part-time;
project. Graduates will be qualified to work as undergraduate courses Part II (thesis-
GIS professionals in research, government and in GIS or have relevant only): 12 years
industry. Applications close on 1 February. work experience. full-time;
24 years
Master of Science The MSc normally consists of coursework and a BSc, BSc(Hons), PGDipSc, February 2 years
MSc thesis. Honours may be awarded. Students who PGDipEngGeol, or any and full-time; up to
have qualified for the equivalent of a BSc(Hons) bachelors degree and a July# or 4 years
or PGDipSc with appropriate grades in the subject qualifying programme. anytime part-time;
may be admitted to the MSc by thesis-only in Child and Family start** Part II (thesis-
that subject. See the Subject Areas chart on Psychology has other only): 12 years
pages 4445. criteria (see page 37). full-time;
24 years
Master of Urban See description on page 43. Relevant bachelor's February 1 year full-time;
Resilience and Applications required by 30 January. degree eg, Geography, 2 years
Renewal Environmental Science, part-time
MURR Sociology (normally a
B grade average required
at 300-level).
Master of This degree will help graduates to develop PGDipWaterRM February 2 years
Water Resource innovative and effective methods for the or relevant and July full-time; up to
Management sustainable management of this critical resource bachelors degree. 4 years
MWaterRM in New Zealand and internationally. The second part-time;
year research thesis involves external stakeholder Part II (thesis-
support providing experience in the sector. only): 1 year
full-time or
2 years part-time
Professional Master See description on page 43. BSc in Geology or Earth February 1 year
of Engineering Sciences or BE(Hons) in
Geology Civil Engineering.

Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research presented Bachelors degree or Anytime 24 years
Philosophy in a thesis. For more details, see page 11. masters degree with start** full-time;
PhD first or second-class 37 years
division 1 honours part-time
or equivalent. 47
Research Varied locations for research
All Science departments at UC are involved UC is a partner in the Southern African Large
in ground-breaking research which has an Telescope (SALT) project and operates a field
international reputation. Typical research can be station in Nigeria as part of the Nigerian
found in projects as diverse as developing novel Montane Forest project. Students have the
nanomaterials, detecting potentially dangerous opportunity to go to more remote field sites
microsleeps in workers, producing cutting-edge in the sub-Antarctic and Antarctica through
speech perception technology, understanding postgraduate programmes offered by Gateway
the health benefits of micronutrients, as well as Antarctica, the Centre of Antarctic Studies and
identifying air pollution mitigators. Research at UC.
UC earth scientists are also heavily engaged in UC is home to a large number of research
natural hazard research (earthquakes, volcanic centres and institutes (see pages 67 for a list)
eruptions, landslides), engineering geology, including many focusing on Science.
climate and geothermal research. For more information on research and
Working with industry and external innovation at UC go to
organisations internationally, our world-leading
projects are funded from both within
In ecology theres so New Zealand and internationally. Career opportunities
much unknown it can Study in a unique natural environment
As well as having general and specialised subject

feel like colonising the

knowledge, Science graduates are experts in
UC offers research opportunities in the field that problem solving, teamwork and communication.
moon. This makes it no other New Zealand university can match. Our
field stations are unique in New Zealand; you
Comfortable with the latest technology,
graduates are ideally suited to the knowledge
a very exciting area to could study the alpine environment and ecology economy and are highly employable. Our
undertake research. at Cass in north Canterbury; explore the diverse
geological landscapes at Westport or venture
Science graduates go on to careers in research,
business, industry, education, environmental
When you take individuals deep inside the forests near Harihari. science, health, and central and local
from two different species Best stargazing site on Earth
government organisations.

and put them together

Postgraduate study in Science is an opportunity
UC students and staff can use the Mount John to obtain specialist knowledge in a particular
you rarely know what will Observatory, near Tekapo. It is set within the topic leading to further advancement. Access
Aoraki-Mackenzie Dark-Sky Reserve, the biggest to UC's centres of research and innovation,
happen. And in ecological and one of the best dark-sky areas in the world. as well as UCs unique field stations, enable
communities where you The observatory is home to six telescopes,
including New Zealands biggest telescope,
postgraduate students to conduct inspiring
research in Science and get a taste for the sort
have many individuals which can observe 50 million stars each clear of employment prospects they can pursue
and many species you can night. Experts credit it as one of the best
star-gazing sites on Earth.
after study.

get very unpredictable or

For further career information, please go to
unexpected results.
Associate Professor Daniel Stouffer More information
School of Biological Sciences College of Science
Rutherford Discovery Fellow 20132018; T: +64 3 364 2312
2014 UC Early and Emerging Researcher award; E:
Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society
of America for outstanding contributions in
the field.

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Postgraduate studies in Social Work

Jasvin Lala is studying towards a Master of Social Work (Applied). If you are passionate about making a difference, Social Work is for you.

The Social Work programme The programme is home to the Te Awatea counsellors, case managers, probation
Violence Research Centre, which conducts
at UC is one of New Zealands New Zealand research into violence prevention
officers, iwi social workers, hospital social
workers, service coordinators, policy analysts
longest established Social and intervention. and researchers.
Work programmes and offers Social Work graduates are highly sought after
qualifications which are Career opportunities internationally, especially in the UK and Australia.
internationally recognised. Social workers are employed in both the public For further career information, please go to
and private sectors, providing direct services to
The range of programmes and flexible study children, families, the aged, people who have
options allow graduates already employed committed offences, and people with disabilities,
as social workers, or those wishing to gain a and indirect services in social sector planning, More information
first professional Social Work qualification, policy development, and research. Social Work programme
to undertake further studies. Postgraduates Graduates work in a wide variety of jobs, T: +64 3 364 2443
acquire skills which enable them to provide including as community development workers, E:
leadership in social work practice, policy therapists, youth workers, field workers,
development, research, education and training,
and management.
Staff remain involved in their particular areas My studies have helped
of practice. Postgraduate students benefit from
the programmes commitment to interactive
me to develop my interests
teaching styles as well as access to dedicated and skills in advocating for
computer facilities and office space.
the recognition of gender
Research and sexuality diversity
The programme has developed strong links particularly in a health
between research, teaching and practice and
enjoys close relations with social work agencies
and social service context.
in the community. Research interests cover
a wide range of social work issues including Chloe Jones
interpersonal violence, indigenous cross cultural Master of Social Work (Applied)
theory and practice, policy and practice on General Manager, Q-topia; Addiction Clinician,
ageing, community development, social policy, Christchurch Central Service
and clinical social work. 49
We really need to understand how and why women
move away from violent relationships and how this
violence is experienced by different ethnic groups.
Understanding what they went through and the
battles they faced and how they might have interpreted
those experiences because of their backgrounds gives
us an indication of how we can better respond to
their needs.
Yvonne Crichton-Hill
Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of
Human Services and Social Work

Postgraduate programmes
Qualification Ideal for Description Requires Start date Duration
Bachelor of Arts Enables students who have already completed a BSW or Postgraduate February 1 year full-time;
with Honours first professional qualification to enhance their Diploma in Social Work or July up to 4 years
in Social Work practice opportunities and to pursue topics that or equivalent. part-time
BA(Hons) are of specific professional and academic interest
to them.
Postgraduate See Arts page 14. BA or an equivalent February 6 months
Certificate in Arts degree with grades to a or July full-time or
PGCertArts specified level. 12 months
Postgraduate See Arts page 14. BA or an equivalent February 1 year full-time;
Diploma in Arts degree with grades to a or July up to 4 years
PGDipArts specified level. part-time

Master of Social Students with an approved social science Any bachelors degree February 2 years
Work (Applied)* degree can complete a recognised professional with a B average in or July full-time;
MSW(App) qualification over two years. The programmes 300-level courses up to 6 years
can be completed on a part-time basis, which and courses in social part-time
offers some flexibility to those with family or research and human
employment commitments. development or relevant
practice experience or
qualifying programme.
Limited entry,
applications due
30 September.
Master of Social Aimed at practitioners with specialist practice, BSW with first or second- Anytime 13 years
Work (by thesis) supervisory, management, or policy analysis and class division 1 honours start** full-time;
MSW development responsibilities. The programme of or Graduate Diploma up to 6 years
study and research can be designed to meet each in Social Work (if part-time
candidates professional needs and interests. conferred before 2009)
Students must complete a thesis. or Postgraduate Diploma
in Social Work with B+
average or equivalent
and BA(Hons).
Doctor of The PhD comprises advanced research presented Bachelors degree with Anytime 24 years
Philosophy in a thesis. For more details of PhD study, see first or second-class start** full-time;
PhD page 11. division 1 honours or 37 years
masters degree with part-time
first or second-class
division 1 honours
or equivalent.

Higher knowledge/independent research Fast-track to a new career Professional development Career change opportunity

Scholarships available see page 60 Multiple subjects to choose from No background in subject required Part-time study options

* Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2016.

** Doctoral studies can be started at the beginning of any month.

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Lifestyle and support
The Christchurch lifestyle

Christchurch is Aotearoa central city with C1 Espresso, Alice The city is close to Akaroa, New Zealands
New Zealands second largest Cinematheque, Vespa, CBD, Winnie Bagoes,
Baretta, Engineers Bar, the Re:Start Mall and
original French settlement, the seaside town of
Kaikura, and the thermal hot pools of Hanmer
city and offers a huge range of Strange's Lane precinct all offering exciting Springs. Skiing and snowboarding can be
recreational activities. dining and entertainment options enjoyed at nine ski fields within a two hour drive
Riccarton Westfield Mall (the largest shopping of the city, in the majestic Southern Alps.
In the middle of the South Island and located in mall in the South Island) and Bush Inn
the province of Canterbury, Christchurch is both shopping centres are popular for food and Getting around
a destination for, and a gateway to, all the fun entertainment. For information on all the different options for
and adventure the region has to offer.
getting to/from UC and around the city go to
Unbeatable outdoor lifestyle
Vibrant entertainment options
Christchurch is a recreational hub with over Cycling is a cheap and convenient way to
Christchurch is ideal for those who enjoy a 1,000 parks and gardens. Hagley Park, located travel and is helped in Christchurch by the
variety of things to do from art exhibitions near the heart of central Christchurch, is the temperate climate, the flat terrain, and the many
and cultural celebrations to sporting events and largest open space in the city. The park has designated cycle paths. On-campus facilities
music festivals. Botanical Gardens, public sports fields, tennis include secure bike stands, lockers, showers,
There are over 900 restaurants, cafs and bars courts and even a public golf course. bikes for hire, and free basic bike checks.
to enjoy, and the university is just minutes away Christchurch's location on the coast makes it a There are buses running every few minutes from
from a number of these. perfect recreational hub beautiful swimming plenty of stops around campus. For bus route
As part of the citys ever-changing development, and surfing beaches are close by and the city's and timetable information go to
entertainment districts have become Port Hills are popular for mountain biking,
established, such as: walking and rock climbing. There are over 22
mountain bike tracks and the new Christchurch
Victoria Street, featuring Tequila Mockingbird,
Adventure Park will open up 120 kilometres More information
the Harlequin Public House, the Bog, the
of trails by 2017. It will be the worlds first, lift
Carlton and Revival
accessed, all-season mountain biking operation.
historic Addington, the site of the Addington
Coffee Co-op, the Dux Live music venue,
as well as the Court Theatre, Horncastle
Arena, AMI Stadium and Tower Junction
shopping centre

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Live in a residential community

Where you choose to live about the application process, fees and
while you are studying at contract lengths are on the Accommodation
Services website see the 'Accommodation for
UC is an important Postgraduate Students' page online.
decision to support your
postgraduate success. University-managed housing
UC manages a number of houses within
Apartments and houses easy walking distance to campus offering
All our accommodation options offer safe and a community environment specifically for
supportive learning environments with most postgraduate students. Residential Assistants
just a few minutes walk from campus facilities. provide support and organise social events.
Single and couples rooms are fully furnished,
with shared bathrooms (some with own
Ilam Apartments/Sonoda
bathroom), laundry, living, and kitchen facilities.
Christchurch Campus Contracts are for a minimum of 16 weeks with
Suitable for individual students of all ages flexible start dates.
and at all levels of study, the apartments
Limited 1 and 2-bedroom fully furnished units
offer self-catered, fully furnished rooms with
are self-contained for couples and small families.
shared kitchen/living, bathroom, and laundry
However, most will be required to source private
facilities. Apartments range from 26 single
rental accommodation on arrival. For how
occupancy rooms.
to apply, see University-managed housing
Students have the flexibility to choose rooms information on our website.
through a self-room selection process. 50-week
Homestay (private board)
contracts continue through term and semester
Students with disabilities
breaks and casual accommodation is available Homestays are available for individual students
on campus during the summer holidays UC is committed to assisting students with throughout Christchurch in a variety of homes.
(DecemberJanuary). disabilities. Most options have rooms suitable The weekly fee of NZ$260 provides you with
for students with wheelchairs and facilities a fully furnished room, three meals per day,
International students are guaranteed an offer
modified to assist the needs of students with bathroom and laundry facilities, and power and
of place. Conditions apply for details see the
physical disabilities. Some are able to accept local phone calls (toll calls and internet may be
Accommodation for International Students
students with guide dogs. You should outline extra depending on usage). There is also a
information on our website.
your requirements in your application form to one-off placement fee of NZ$330. Fees are
Accommodation is very limited on campus for ensure these requirements are considered. reviewed annually. For further information see
couples and families so start exploring your
'Homestay and Private Board' on our website.
options early.
Private renting
Waimairi Village It is strongly recommended that you view Accommodation assistance
a house or flat before signing a contract, UC Accommodation Services can provide
Waimairi Village offers a residential community
therefore you will need to arrange temporary assistance and advice on:
on campus of 15 four bedroom houses offering
accommodation for 26 weeks after you first
fully furnished single and double rooms with accommodation options
arrive in Christchurch to give you time to find
shared kitchen/living, bathroom, and laundry application process
accommodation that you will be happy in.
facilities. Limited couples rooms are available.
Wireless internet access is provided. Rent for a single student in a house or flat in the costs associated with living away
Christchurch, with shared bathroom and kitchen from home
How to apply facilities, starts from NZ$150 per week plus landlord and tenancy information
shared expenses (eg, power, phone/internet).
Applications for apartments and villages open airport pickups for new international
Rent for a 2-bedroom flat in the University area
1 August and are due 1 October for a February students.
of Ilam ranges from NZ$350$400 per week.
start, or 1 May for a July start. Preference is given
to students studying for the full academic year. You will need to budget for a refundable bond of
Single semester applications will be considered up to four weeks rent, one or two weeks rent in More information
if places are available. advance, plus set-up costs eg, power, phone and
UC Accommodation Services
internet. One weeks letting fee may apply.
Contact Accommodation Services if you are Freephone in NZ: 0800 VARSITY (827 748)
arriving outside standard semester dates Resources to search for a house, room to rent or T: +64 3 369 3569
(FebruaryJune or JulyNovember). temporary accommodation are linked from the E:
Accommodation Services website see
A completed and returned contract and deposit Private Rental.
is required to confirm your room. Information 53
Get all the support you need to succeed

UC is committed to helping International students improve the postgraduate experience. The club
you succeed in your studies Specific welcomes for international students run
provides a voice and support for all postgraduate
students; from honours through to PhD.
by providing you with a wide in February and July. See details at
UC PGSA organises social events to encourage
range of support services international-welcome professional and social interaction with a
throughout your time here. wide variety of interdisciplinary postgraduate
Your students associations members, supervisors, faculty and future
employers. It also provides opportunities
Find your way at Orientation UCSA for peer guidance, support, advocacy,
communication and networking.
The UC Orientation is a great way to settle The University of Canterbury Students
into university life and find out about the Association (UCSA) is here to provide support, UC PGSA supports the Postgraduate Offices
many services available. Tailored orientations information, events and above all, a student academic and professional development
for postgraduate thesis students (domestic experience like no other. One of the best ways seminars and lectures. Social events run by
and international) are run most months they do this is by connecting you with over UC PGSA include speed-meeting, an annual
(FebruaryDecember). Students who have 140 clubs on campus (covering almost every postgraduate ball and quiz-nights.
completed undergraduate studies at UC also sporting, academic, cultural, political and social Our executive committee comprises a range
benefit from attending. Sessions include interest imaginable). of domestic and international postgraduates
information about: and we have liaisons and advocates for
The UCSA represents you on 35 university
learning resources committees and provides advocacy/support postgraduates across the University, all of whom
on anything from academic issues to work hard to raise and maintain the unique
support resources
accommodation, financial hardship, childcare status of postgraduates at UC.
regulations and policies
or external issues. Their postgraduate Check out our website for more details
opportunities to network representative is a great point of contact too.
opportunities for sport and recreation. On campus, the UCSA owns and operates bars,
For the schedule of sessions and to register, visit cafs and common rooms. Adult Students' Association This student-run society looks after the interests
campus-tours-and-future-student-events/ of adult students studying at UC by offering
postgraduate-welcome UC PGSA opportunities to form peer support and social
The University of Canterbury Postgraduate ties with others like you.
Students Association is the only UCSA-affiliated
club run by postgrads for postgrads to assist and get-the-support-you-need/adult-students

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Need childcare? practical support such as notetaking, Mori students
coordinating sign-language interpretation,
Both the University and the UCSA run
early learning centres to support students
laboratory or research assistance, word Te Punenga postgraduate support
processing, library assistance, loan devices
with families. The Mori Development Team (MDT) offers
to help in recording lectures, permits for Te Punenga postgraduate support which aims to
accessible parking enhance Mori postgraduates' academic skills
early-learning-centre special arrangements for exams and encourage whakawhanaungatanga.
resource rooms Te Punenga offers:
Pair up for peer support information in alternative formats for fortnightly academic writing workshops
The Mentoring programme can pair you with a people with print disabilities and
individual appointments with a Student
student mentor who will help you adjust to life sensory impairments
Development Advisor: Mori
on campus and provide friendly support. accessibility on campus
Te Punenga grant which provides financial
Students who are familiar with UC and would support and advocacy support for travel and conference costs
like to be a mentor themselves, are encouraged
to get in touch. Being a mentor provides you assistive technology such as screen R Series & NVivo (analysis software)
with opportunities for voluntary and paid work. readers, magnification and speech workshops recognition software.
opportunities to connect with the community
mentoring If you dont know if the difficulties you and UC research centres including the Ngi
experience with studying would qualify you to Tahu Research Centre (NTRC)
First point of contact get this type of support, just ask. To register
celebrate student success at the Celebration
you will need to complete a form and provide
The Information Desk is located on the first floor for Mori in April and December each year.
relevant medical information.
of the Matariki building in the centre of campus. For more information visit
Our Student Support Assistants will help answer
questions you may have or direct you to the
Stay healthy and fit
appropriate person/department. This is the best Pacific students
option for any prospective or current student Staying active and well is a big part of success
who isn't quite sure where to go or what to do. and enjoyment at university. The Pacific Development Team offers a wide
No appointment is necessary just drop by. range of services to support all Pacific students
UC RecCentre academically and socially.
Practical and personal help The UC RecCentre is free to all students. Simply If youre new to UC, we have a Pacific Advisor
sign up online and your Canterbury Card who provides postgraduate students with
Our Student Development Advisors are here to: study advice and ongoing support.
becomes your membership card to access
give practical guidance awesome group fitness classes, the climbing ReFresh Academic Skills Workshop allows
provide life skills training wall, squash or basketball courts, or simply get returning students to reaffirm goals, re-orient
moving in the cardio and weight training areas to university life and to start each semester
help you to develop personal strategies for
(some programmes/hires incur extra charges). on track.
your success.
For more information and to sign up go to Pasifika Research Symposiums
Our trained staff can help any student, no opportunities to be inspired by internationally
matter their background, in particular with:
renowned indigenous and Pacific academics,
one-to-one confidential support where you Health Centre and to showcase your research.
can discuss anything that you need to help The UC Health Centre is devoted to providing
you through university and life (eg, working Pasifika Academic Solutions and Success
excellent medical, counselling and related Programme (PASS) offers free tutoring, group
with a supervisor, connecting with other services to students and the wider UC
postgraduate students, accessing study/ tutorials, academic writing and
community. The Centre aims to provide exam workshops.
research resources) services that are affordable, accessible and of
personal growth programmes (eg, finance high quality. Their services are available to all Jandals evenings and student BBQs are held
workshops or advice on managing stress or students enrolled at UC. throughout the year to reconnect Pacific
maintaining motivation). students and staff. These events involve
games, quizzes, lots of laughter and food.
We are located on Level 2 of the Puaka-James
Hight Library, or visit Develop your skills Make use of the dedicated spaces on campus at the Pasifika Students House on Ilam
Postgraduate study requires you to expand and campus and the Pasifika Space in the tkaro
develop your research and communication skills. building at the Dovedale campus.
Specialised learning resources The Academic Skills Centre (ASC) can help you
with thesis and assignment writing, writing Celebrate student success at the Pasifika
If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental Graduation Celebrations.
illness, medical condition, temporary disability to a publishable standard, presentation skills
or other condition that might impact on your and managing your time. ASC is a free service
study, get in touch with the Disability Resource available to all students.
Service (DRS) to discuss how they can best It also offers workshops and classes, individual
help you to achieve your goals. The DRS offers consultations, a drop-in service for quick queries,
specialised resources including: and online resources. For more information see 55
Create a career that works for you

Postgraduate study can

facilitate professional
attributes of value in the
workplace, such as specialist
skills, applied experience,
research capability, critical
thinking, and higher
There are many career benefits from attaining
a further qualification, such as entry into some
professional occupations, and in some cases
higher starting salary/progression rates.
For graduates who wish to fast-track to a specific
career straight after their first degree or change
occupations further down the track, graduate or
postgraduate study could be the ticket to a career
that fits your interests, experience, ambitions and
life goals.

Useful starter information Consultants work with groups and are available International students
UC has plenty of resources available to you before for individual consultations. With over 2,000
Students who want to stay and work in
you commit to further study and in determining employer connections, UC hosts regular
New Zealand after they have completed their
your desired career path. employer information events and career fairs.
studies may be eligible for a Post-study work
Read what UC postgraduate students have gone visa or a Study to Work category visa. These
on to achieve in their studies, lives and careers are subject to conditions. Please refer to the
at: Student work opportunities Immigration New Zealand website for more
The Careers, Internships & Employment team Earn while you learn or develop a business idea: information ( or see
can help you to achieve the career you want page 59 for international students at UC.
UC CareerHub search for internships, jobs,
(see 'Talk to the professionals' on this page). career opportunities, and related resources.
For research into career destinations by Make your experiences count
qualification, visit the Universities Studentjobs@UC lists job openings for UC At UC you have the chance to gain community
New Zealand website: students on campus. engagement skills by volunteering your time
for UC-affiliated groups such as the Student
UC Innovators learn how to set up a new
Applied learning experiences venture and hone your entrepreneurial ideas.
Volunteer Army, Community Gardens, campus
waterways, or Community Law Canterbury. Being
There are many opportunities for students to gain
part of a club lets you nurture your passions and
work experience and apply skills and knowledge Student Job Search (SJS) an online job demonstrate your leadership and organisational
during their course of study, such as internships, vacancy service for all tertiary students. skills too. See for groups.
clinical and teaching practice, practical and
professional work placements, field work, industry UCs unique Co-curricular Record (CCR)
and community projects. See course descriptions recognises your participation in pre-approved
Tutoring and research activities outside the classroom. Time spent
Some departments employ postgraduate working for UC, volunteering, being a mentor or
students (usually masters or doctoral students)
Talk to the professionals as part-time tutors or research assistants.
a class rep can be recorded for future employers.
The Careers, Internships & Employment team are Contact the department/s as early as possible
professionally qualified career practitioners and to discuss such opportunities and look out for
graduate recruitment specialists. They provide: adverts on Studentjobs@UC on CareerHub. More information
careers information, advice and guidance
UC Careers, Internships & Employment
assistance in making informed decisions T: +64 3 364 3310
help with your job search. E:

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Gaining admission
Admission, enrolment and fees

Admission Enrolment Fees

The University determines your eligibility You can apply to enrol online. Simply go online At UC there are two types of fees tuition and
for admission to postgraduate and graduate to myUC, register your details with us and then non-tuition. To work out your total tuition fee
programmes. In most cases this requires follow the online prompts. for the year add up the fees for all the individual
evidence of you having completed an courses you are taking.
undergraduate degree. For most qualifications, you will be able to select Fees must be paid at enrolment, either by direct
your desired courses online from October and payment, with a Student Loan or a mix of both.
Domestic students the deadline for domestic students is December. For details of your payment options go to
If you have a degree from UC or another If you need any assistance at all, you can always
New Zealand university and you are applying give us a call on 0800 VARSITY (827 748). fees-and-funding/pay-your-fees
for a masters degree or postgraduate diploma, All international students must complete For a domestic student to conduct postgraduate
please send an original academic transcript to the enrolment on campus. See page 59 for details. study in 2017, the following price ranges apply:
relevant Student Advisor or Academic Manager
For information on enrolment go to a single course ranges from $888 (for Arts,
from that School/College and attach a letter or see the Guide to social science and some Education courses) to
indicating which qualification you intend to
Enrolment ( $1,038 (for Engineering and Forestry courses).
enrol for.
guide_enrol.shtml). full-time 'taught' programmes of study
In addition, a number of programmes require a
(coursework-based) range from $7,100$8,305.
separate application (see table on page 61). PhD candidates research-based master's programmes and
Prospective PhD candidates can apply to enrol at doctoral studies range from $6,617$7,971.
International students any time. The form is available at
If you have a degree from a university outside To see the actual fees for individual courses go
New Zealand, see page 59 for more information, to and for the
including when to apply. complete list of course and programme fees see
Masters degree by thesis only fees-and-funding/postgraduate-tuition-fees
Applying for a PhD Masters degree by thesis only candidates Notes:
Applicants must hold either a New Zealand should follow UCs normal enrolment process The programme costs are based on 1.0 EFTS (Equivalent
honours degree (that included a research project) for Semester 1 and Semester 2. To apply Full-time Student) which equates to 120 points.
Thesis fees may differ (your actual tuition fee will depend
with first-class or second-class division 1 honours outside of these times, you should seek on the mix of courses you take). Some special programmes
or a masters degree to this standard, or have College approval. have different fees.
equivalent academic qualifications from an Domestic students include citizens of New Zealand,
Note: prospective full-time students need to obtain Australia, holders of a New Zealand residence class visa
overseas university that is, have been granted necessary approvals for their thesis proposal within and permanent residents of Australia, Cook Islands, Niue
admission with equivalent status (admission Ad the first two months of enrolling. Please contact the and Tokelau.
relevant College or go to
Eundem Statum). For more information go to ma_students Non-tuition fees and other costs
Other costs you may need to allow for include:
compulsory non-tuition fees including a
Student Services Levy and Administration Fee
(prompt payment discounts apply)
textbooks and stationery
course-related costs eg, photocopying,
optional extras eg, annual parking fee
for international students, visa and insurance
charges may also apply (see page 59)
accommodation costs (go to page 53).

More information
T: +64 3 364 2555

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Information for international students

International students are If your application is successful, an emailed

highly valued at UC, joining letter will contain an Offer of Place as well as
details of fees and payment methods.
more than 100 nationalities
on campus. apply-and-enrol

UCs learning environment gives students from Recommended application dates

diverse cultures the skills to work in todays Students applying with non-New Zealand
global society and contribute to the well-being university qualifications should apply as early as
of their communities. possible. We recommend that you apply before
Given that international students are the 1 November for Semester 1 (February start) and
majority of UCs doctoral students, this before 1 April for Semester 2 (July start). Research
represents a little United Nations dedicated to students should apply at least six months before
research and is testimony to UC's reputation as the planned start date.
an international research destination. There are
many benefits to studying a PhD in Student visa
New Zealand see page 11 for more details. International students who study in
New Zealand for longer than three months must
Applying for admission have a student visa. We strongly recommend
Good grades in an undergraduate degree from that you seek advice before travelling and
an internationally recognised university are get your student visa before leaving your Download it at
required for admission at postgraduate level. home country. For full details of student visa publications/international.shtml
You may also need to undertake a transitional requirements go to
or qualifying course before being admitted. You If you are already in New Zealand on a student On-campus enrolment
will require a satisfactory level of proficiency visa, you may be able to renew it on campus. See International enrolment takes place on campus
in the English language. Applicants for a PhD the week before lectures start in February
programme require a research-focused honours (Semester 1 and full-year courses) and in July
or masters degree with excellent grades. Applying to enrol (Semester 2). Masters by thesis and PhD students
If you are granted admission to UC, you will can enrol at the start of any month, with the
What to submit be emailed an Offer of Place letter, and details approval of their supervisor(s) and department.
After choosing your area of study, the next step of how to apply to enrol in your courses. We Note: some postgraduate programmes start in October. See for qualification details.
is to apply for admission. You need to submit: recommend that you add your courses well
before the course start date.
an online application for admission at Financial assistance
Note: many graduate and postgraduate programmes have Limited entry courses International students are eligible to apply for a
specific application requirements. Check page 61 and the
Some courses are limited entry, which means number of scholarships. See page 60 for details.
relevant department website for details.
that there is a limit on how many places are It is possible for international students to work
your graduation certificates and academic while they are studying. Conditions apply see
available. Most such courses require a separate
transcripts for all previous university study.
application form in addition to the standard
If you submit your documents electronically
application for admission and application to
you will need to provide originals or
certified/notarised true copies later to verify
enrol. Application due dates can be found on Code of practice
page 61 and at
your admission. UC has agreed to observe and be bound by the
evidence of English language competence. New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care
of International Students. Information about the
a personal statement, describing your study International Prospectus Code is available at
goals and career aspirations.
UCs International Prospectus can advise you on: partners/education-code-of-practice
a copy of your curriculum vitae (cv).
English language requirements
research students need to send details of their how to gain admission to UC
proposed area of research and of any previous More information
international student profiles
research and publications. UC International Relations Office
Note: previous correspondence with an academic staff accommodation fees and advice
T: +64 3 364 2555
member regarding possible supervision is mandatory visas, medical and travel insurance
before applying for admission. E:
on-campus enrolment and orientation
New Zealand as a place to live and study. 59
How can I finance my studies?

Scholarships University of Canterbury scholarships and awards

Scholarships are an excellent way of funding Tenure
postgraduate study. It is best to start looking for Scholarship Value
funding early because it may take time to find
Doctoral level
out if your application has been successful.
Ask lecturers in your department or school for Brownlie Scholarship (for the top UC Doctoral $26,000 a year plus payment of Up to
information on scholarships for your subject Scholarship applicant) tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
area, visit the scholarships website, or email Roper Scholarship in Science (for the top UC $26,000 a year plus payment of Up to
the Scholarships Office (details below). Doctoral Scholarship Science applicant) tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
International students are eligible to apply for William and Ina Cartwright Scholarship (for the $26,000 a year plus payment of Up to
the UC Masters and Doctoral Scholarships but top UC Doctoral Education applicant) tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
masters students will be required to fund the UC Doctoral Scholarships up to 65 available $21,000 a year plus payment of Up to
difference between the domestic fees met by the each year tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
scholarship and their international tuition fees.
Ngi Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarships Varies. See Up to
The UC Doctoral and Masters Scholarships may up to 3 available each year 3 years
be paid on a pro rata basis for part-time study.
Ngata Centenary Doctoral Scholarship for $21,000 a year plus payment of Up to
You can search scholarships by area and level at Mori students* tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
UC Doctoral Scholarship for Students with $21,000 a year plus payment of Up to
Disabilities* tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 4 years
Preparing your application
UC Matariki Doctoral Scholarship for $21,000 a year plus payment of Up to
Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria Mori students tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
(eg, subject/course, level, citizenship, school,
region) and may require different supporting UC Pasifika Doctoral Scholarship for students $21,000 a year plus payment of Up to
documentation. To apply, first review the criteria of Pasifika heritage tuition fees at NZ domestic rate 3 years
and then fill out the appropriate form. You can Masters level
apply for more than one scholarship as it is often UC Masters Scholarships up to 25 available Payment of tuition fees at NZ 1 year
possible to hold more than one at a time. For each year domestic rate
some scholarships a separate application form
is not needed. We recommend you apply early as Ngi Tahu Research Centre Postgraduate Varies. See 1 year
Scholarships 2 available each year for
deadlines are strictly adhered to.
masters degrees

Other scholarships available UC Masters Scholarship for Students Payment of tuition fees at NZ Up to
with Disabilities* domestic rate 2 years
Universities New Zealand Te Pkai Tara
administers a number of scholarships. Orion Master's Energy Scholarship $16,500 1 year New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Varies. See Varies
The NZ Aid Programme offers scholarships to Canterbury Branch Trust Board Scholarships for
honours, master's and doctoral students
assist students from developing countries. F A Hayek Scholarship in Economics or Political $16,500 1 year
Science at honours or master's level
Education New Zealand provide research
scholarships. CWF Hamilton and Co Ltd Master's Scholarship in $16,500 1 year Mechanical Engineering
Industry sponsored awards contact the Tait Communications Research Scholarship at $15,000 1 year
relevant College, the Scholarships Office or UC master's level
CareerHub ( * These scholarships have an application closing date of 15 October only.
Note: closing dates vary between scholarships.
Student Loans The information contained in this table is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.
We recommend you refer to the UC scholarships website for the most up-to-date regulations.
New Zealand citizens or holders of a
New Zealand residence class visa may be eligible Paid work
for a Student Loan. You may be able to borrow More information
the amount of your tuition fees plus any other For UC work opportunities and online
employment listings, see page 56. UC Scholarships Office
compulsory fees, funds for course-related costs E:
and a weekly allowance for living costs.

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Important dates

2016 2017
October January June
1 Applications for accommodation due 9 Last date for advancing domestic 2 Semester 1 lectures end
4 Applications to enrol open students to apply to enrol 1224 Mid-year examinations and tests
15 Some UC Masters and Doctoral February July
Scholarship applications due
17 UC Orientation Day 17 Semester 2 lectures start and last
November 20 Semester 1 lectures start and last day to enrol for Semester 2 courses
14 2016/17 Summer Programme starts day to enrol for Semester 1 courses
April 288 September Semester 2 break
1028 Semester 1 break
May 20 Semester 2 lectures end
15 Some UC Masters and Doctoral
Scholarship applications due November
16 End of year examinations end
20 2017/18 Summer Programme starts

Application dates for programmes requiring a special application*

Qualification Applications due
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering (international students should apply by June) June and December
Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies 1 August
Bachelor of Music with Honours Performance; 15 September
Master of Music Performance
Master of Social Work (Applied) 30 September
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology 30 September
Master of Counselling 1 October
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology (CFPY 501, 502) 1 October
Master of Audiology 1 October
Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism 31 October
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours; Master of Fine Arts 1 November
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 1 November (international)
4 December (domestic)
Master of Science in Applied Psychology 30 November
Master of Engineering (February intake) 10 January
Master of Business Administration; 10 January
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 12 January
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 12 January
Master of Geographic Information Science; 1 February
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Accounting, Information Systems, Management and Marketing 10 February
Master of Engineering (July intake) 15 June
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary); Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching; Applications open from July (closes when
Master of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary) intake is full or 4 weeks before start date)
Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership; Postgraduate Diploma in Business; Apply at any time
Master of Business Management; Master of Professional Accounting
* Some programmes may require an early Application to Enrol in addition to the special application. Other programmes not listed in this table may require a special application.
These dates are based on 2016 entry please check with the relevant College, School or department for the due date for 2017 entry.
See the Guide to Enrolment or to check application requirements for your intended course of study.
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