M.A. On Campus

English (Thesis)

University of Canterbury

24 months
23035 USD/year
5110 USD/year
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English (Thesis) from University of Canterbury encourages the examination of accepted truths. By questioning and testing them as part of our everyday work we foster open debates about power, knowledge, and identity. It's our firm conviction that such debates are crucial to the ongoing process of developing a culturally diverse society.


English (Thesis) from University of Canterbury help us to think about what it means to be human, and to understand the cultural and natural environments we inhabit.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Great Works
  • The Outsider
  • The Stage and Stagecraft
  • Childhood in Children's Literature
  • Writing for Academic Success
  • Creative Writing: Skills, Techniques and Strategies
  • The Essay and Beyond: Creative Non-Fiction
  • Science, Technology and Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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120 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed a minimum of seven courses in English, including at least two at 300 level.
  • Admission to 400-level courses presupposes an avrerage grade of B or better in English papers taken at the BA level; but special attention is usually paid to performance at 300 level, and early results which fail to reach the required standard are of less significance.
  • Prospective MA thesis writers are normally expected to achieve Second Class Honours Division One at the 400 level.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23035 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23035 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5110 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National Students - 7,099 NZD
  • International Students - 32,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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