24 months
23041 USD/year
5105 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Human Services (Thesis) from University of Canterbury offers a unique opportunity to gain research experience and integrate that experience with your theoretical knowledge.


Human Services (Thesis) from University of Canterbury topics are dynamic and contemporary, and closely related to staff research and practice interests. Courses at 200-level explore topics including communication, human behaviour, policy debates, gender sensitivity, culture, animal-human relationships, citizenship, indigeneity, sport, community development, family violence.


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:

  • Social Welfare Policy and Human Services
  • Human Services and Practice in Aotearoa
  • Violence in Society
  • Youth Realities
  • Communication in the Human Services
  • Human Behaviour and Human Systems
  • Policy Debates in the Social Services
  • Culture, Indigeneity and Citizenship: Critical Debates for the Human Services
  • Child Protection Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

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

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry into Part I requires 12 points with a B average in courses at 300-level approved by the Head of School. A candidate who has completed 12 points at 300-level in unrelated courses with a B average may be required to complete a qualifying year. 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23041 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23041 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5105 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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