24 months
23051 USD/year
5116 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Philosophy (Thesis) from University of Canterbury is composed of a substantial body of original research in a wide variety of Arts subjects.  


Philosophy (Thesis) from University of Canterbury provides the opportunity to contribute to new knowledge in the field and build on academic skills.


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

Course includes:

  • Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus
  • God, Mind, and Freedom
  • Philosophy and Human Nature
  • Computers, Artificial Intelligence, and the Information Society
  • Ethics, Politics and Justice
  • Dinosaurs, Quarks and Quasars: The Philosophy of Science
  • The Brain Gym: An Introduction to Logic
  • Reason, Desire and Happiness: Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion: Rationality, Science, and the God Hypothesis

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

First day of any month


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) within one of the Arts subjects offered in the MA(Thesis).

  • With approval from the Dean of Arts, you may be able to complete the MA(Thesis) in a different subject from your BA(Hons) qualification.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23051 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5116 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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