M Phil Massey University

The personal course of study of every candidate shall require the approval of the Academic Board. Approval will normally be granted for courses which are in accordance with university regulations.

For general provisions affecting their courses of study, students should refer to the General Regulations governing Matriculation, Enrolment and Examinations.

Master of Philosophy structure

Course regulations

  1. Candidates for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall, before enrolment:
    1. have been admitted or qualified for admission, in the College in which it is proposed to enrol, to either a Bachelor’s Degree or to an Honours Degree; or
    2. have been granted Postgraduate Admission as entitled to pursue a course of study for the Degree in a College other than that in which they qualified for admission either to a Bachelor’s Degree or to an Honours Degree; or
    3. have such other qualifications as the Academic Board may accept.
  2. Except as provided in Regulations 1, 3 and 4 candidates shall comply with the course regulations for a Master’s degree in the College in which they pursue the course of study.
  3. Candidates who have been enrolled on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree for which the required course of study was of three years duration shall be required to take the examinations in an approved set of advanced level papers in the proposed field of study equivalent in amount to one year of full-time study.
  4. In special circumstances, and subject to Regulation 3, the Academic Board may at its discretion modify for candidates the requirements of the course regulations for a Master’s degree in the College in which they pursue their course of study. Modifications which may be permitted under this regulation are substitution, wholly or in part, of a thesis for required course work, and substitution of other requirements for a thesis.
  5. The degree shall be awarded on the combined result of the papers (where applicable) and a pass in the thesis (where applicable). In Colleges where the College masterate is awarded with classes of honours the Master of Philosophy degree may be awarded with distinction for a result of the same standard as that required for first class honours in the College masterate.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can’t tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you’re going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

Contact us

Academic advising is primarily about establishing a good fit between you as an individual and a particular programme of study. We would like to help you make the right decisions. There are people who can give you the academic advice you need to meet your personal study goals.

Massey University Contact Centre

Our Contact Centre will provide information about Massey University programmes and courses and can direct you to additional help. You can contact one of our friendly staff by email, fax, phone, live chat, using an online form or visit one of our campuses.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739) 
Telephone (from outside NZ): +64 6 350 5701 
Facsimile: +64 6 350 5618 
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Online form: Information request form 
Internet chat: http://chat.massey.ac.nz 
Email: [email protected]

Visit a campus: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/contact/contacts.cfm

Academic Advice

Contact an adviser from our Student Advice and Information Unit to get all the information you need on your study and any programmes and courses you are interested in. This includes advice on progress to completion, graduation, credit for previous study, changing programmes, progression between qualifications, as well as advice on planning and sequencing your course choices.

For academic advice please use the contact details above and the Massey University Contact Centre will arrange for an adviser to assist you further.