Consequently the study of Master of Arts - German at University of Otago enhances the study of many other disciplines. German is one of the major European languages and Germany's influence in Europe has been growing steadily since the opening up of Eastern Europe in 1989.
Courses at all levels in German are based on active use of the language, both oral and written, and not only in the classroom. The teaching programme is supported by a variety of extra-curricular activities: German films, cultural events, camps, and the production of an annual play. Through your studies you will encounter a major European culture and meet central figures in European literature such as Goethe, Thomas Mann, Kafka, Brecht, Dürrenmatt and the 1999 Nobel Prize-winner Günter Grass.
The primary aim of the MA by coursework programme is to provide candidates with a grounding in their chosen discipline within a wider disciplinary frame to build the skills needed to identify a significant topic, design and implement a significant piece of research, and present the findings in a form acceptable to an expert readership.
- Research Dissertation
- Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
- Research Methods in the Humanities
- Key Debates in the Humanities
- Advanced Topics in German
- Studies in German
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
Applications close 31 October but late applications, not requiring evaluation for credit, may be considered until 10 December.
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- Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
- A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
- If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.
International21044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21044 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National5452 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5452 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- National: 8,028 NZD
- International: 31,500 NZD
The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.
You can find out more about our scholarship options by visiting our scholarship page: https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/future-students/international-scholarships/
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.