12 months
23035 USD/year
5110 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Sociology (Thesis) from University of Canterbury students submit a thesis of about 30,000 words based on independent research completed under the supervision of an academic staff member. 


Sociology (Thesis) from University of Canterbury further develops the skills acquired in undergraduate study of Anthropology and Sociology.

Students at Sociology (Thesis) from University of Canterbury will:

  • enhance their transferable knowledge, understanding, and skills, 
  • pursue their own areas of academic interest more fully.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Theory for Contemporary Life
  • Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first class or a second class (division 1) Honours degree is generally required to advance to an MA.
  • 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).
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23035 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23035 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5110 USD per year during 12 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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