M.A. On Campus

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

12 months
24770 USD/year
5037 USD/year
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The Master of Arts - Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Otago is a multidisciplinary programme that incorporates an attractive and intellectually stimulating combination of three long-established and influential disciplines.


There are natural affinities and common roots among several strands of Philosophy, Political Studies and Economics. For example, Economics developed from the field of Political Economy, Welfare Economics utilises concepts of social justice from Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Science has important implications for methodologies adopted in Economics and Politics.

The programme

The aim of the Master of Arts - Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Otago is to give a broader exposure to the range of analytical approaches in these three disciplines than would be gained within any one of the traditional single-discipline majors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Dissertation
  • Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
  • Research Methods in the Humanities
  • Key Debates in the Humanities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Every applicant must either

  • be a graduate, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme. Applicants must normally have achieved an average grade of at least B+ in the papers at the highest level in the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24770 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5037 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5037 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $6,928.00
  • International: $34,067 – $42,414

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 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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