12 months
23008 USD/year
5104 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Classics (Thesis) from University of Canterbury gives students a keen lens through which to view the modern world, since so many issues confronting us were experienced and discussed with great insight by the ancients: abuses of political power and the rise of demagogues; questions of cultural identity.


Classics (Thesis) from University of Canterbury brings students into contact with some of the greatest and most enduring creations in literature, art, and philosophy that the world has ever known.


Students studying Classics at postgraduate level can look to an academic career or a teaching career in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. Many of our former postgraduate students are now working in banks, government, intelligence, and many other jobs that require high levels of analytical skills, self-discipline, and passion for learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greek Mythologies
  • Roman Mythologies
  • Roman History
  • Beginners' Latin 
  • Roman Art and Architecture
  • Alexander the Great
  • Troy and Ancient Epic
  • Ancient Economies
  • Intermediate Greek Authors
  • Intermediate Latin Authors 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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).
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23008 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5104 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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