12 months
23035 USD/year
5111 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Cultural Studies (Thesis) from University of Canterbury teaches you about the contemporary theories we use view culture as dynamic rather than static.  


In Cultural Studies (Thesis) from University of Canterbury we consider the following sorts of questions: how is culture produced, and who controls it? How do we use and interpret culture? How might culture be preserved, destroyed, or changed? How does our sense of identity merge with our culture? How is culture changing and developing in the 21st century?

Students at Cultural Studies (Thesis) from University of Canterbury will get:

  • An in depth and specialised understanding of the practical and theoretical debates within your field
  • An appreciation of the complex nature of culture, and an understanding of how culture is a dynamic site of social and political struggle
  • Intellectual flexibility and competence across a range of disciplines
  • Practical research skills, including the ability to analyse written texts and digital and visual media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gender and Sexuality, 
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Studies, 
  • Human-Animal Studies, 
  • Popular and Visual Culture.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies with at least a B average. 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23035 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23035 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5111 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5111 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 7,099 NZD
  • International Students - 32,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

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