18 months
34642 USD/year
9598 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Arts from University of Canterbury consists of taught coursework, which may include internship opportunities, and independent research in a wide variety of Arts subjects. It provides the opportunity to critically examine current practices in the field, while also demonstrating understanding of the principles of research.


At Arts from University of Canterbury you will need to complete a minimum of 60 points in 400-level courses, as well as the dissertation course, in one of the subjects below.

The remaining 30 points in the degree can be made up from 400-level courses in an appropriate subject:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • English
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Māor


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:

  • Professional and Community Engagement Internship.
  • Art
  • Art History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 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 an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard).
  • You must also satisfy the prerequisites for a major subject. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject is required.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34642 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9598 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9598 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National students - 13,300 NZD
  • International Students - 48,000 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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