Master of Arts (Thesis) Childhood and Youth Studies

Program Description

This subject is for students with a social science background (or a related discipline) who want to develop their skills by conducting a piece of research concerning issues relating to children, young people and their families. It is strongly recommended that prospective students contact the Director of the Children's Issues Centre by the end of November to determine whether they meet the criteria for enrolment. Participants in the course will meet at four audioconferences during the year (dates and times are available from the Children's Issues Centre).

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
  2. Applicants seeking admission to a programme of study comprising of papers and a thesis (240 points combined) must either
    1. be a graduate with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers, or
    2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
  3. Applicants seeking admission to the programme of study comprising the 120-point thesis only on the basis of completing the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects or equivalent must:
    1. have undertaken a programme of study that provides adequate preparation for the thesis, and
    2. have achieved a grade of at least a B+ for the research report, thesis preparation, dissertation requirement, or relevant preparatory papers of the qualification concerned.
  4. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme. Applicants must normally have achieved an average grade of at least B+ in the papers at the highest level in the programme.

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
6 6 6 6 6.5


  • Yearly tuition fee is given

Course Features
  • Country New Zealand
  • City Dunedin North
  • State Dunedin
  • Course Duration 1.5 Years
  • Application fee 0 NZ$
  • Tuition fees per year 35,949 NZ$
  • Cost of Living per year 20,000 NZ$
  • Starting dates Anytime
  • IELTS (Total) 6.5
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