Anthropology, M.A. | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
12 months
22544 USD/year
4789 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Engage in advanced scholarship and contribute your own research to the existing knowledge in your field with this Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Auckland. 

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You have diverse opportunities for postgraduate study in the four major sub-fields of anthropology:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Social anthropology


The Master of Arts in Anthropology from University of Auckland is an effective way to take your knowledge and transferable skills to the next level. Our graduates have combined skills in strategic and critical thinking with global and cultural awareness for careers in fields such as government, international development, museums and cultural heritage, media production, research and policy.

Programme Structure

You can study topics including:

  • Prehistory
  • Material culture
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Osteology and genetics
  • Evolution and primatology
  • Human ecology
  • Human growth
  • Art and performance
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Economic, historical, medical and political anthropology
  • Traditional and popular musics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

120-point (one-year) MA

  • A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Anthropology with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher. The research masters has higher requirements.
  • The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Ancient History, Asian Studies, Biological Science, Dance, Gender Studies, History, Human Geography, Māori Studies, Media, Museums and Area Studies, Music, Pacific Studies, Performance Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Sciences, Social Work.
180-point (18-month) MA
  • A BA with a major in Anthropology, a BSc with a major in Anthropological Science, or an approved equivalent qualification, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II including at least 45 points in the major.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4789 USD per year during 12 months.
    • Domestic: NZ$8,131.20 – $10,060.80
    • International: NZ$38,273 – $48,622

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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