Master's Program in New Zealand

Top Master's Programs in New Zealand 2019

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many students decide to increase their experience and education by pursuing a Master. A Master may take about two years to earn, and there are programs offered in many different areas so that students can find an emphasis that works for them and their goals.

 

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty. Kiwi are not only one of the national symbols – the others being the silver fern leaf and koru – but also the name New Zealanders usually call themselves. Overseas students will need to pay the full tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution.

Masters Degrees in New Zealand

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Master of User Experience Design

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time July 2019 New Zealand Wellington

The MUXD is a Wellington ICT Graduate School programme delivered by the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington. [+]

Overview

The MUXD is a Wellington ICT Graduate School programme delivered by the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington.

User experience design is one of the largest growing design fields that addresses all aspects of user experience from understanding the identity of the users to the creation of the designs they interact with. User experience designers work across digital and physical media to improve the overall experience of design. User experience designers are skilled researchers, critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators and expert design practitioners.

The Master of User Experience Design (MUXD) is a one-year, full-time, 180 point master’s degree. It is aimed at industry professionals and/or recent graduates without an undergraduate qualification in media design, i.e. a conversion master’s degree.... [-]


Master of Tourism Management

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations. [+]

Industry-relevant learning

Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations.

You'll increase your understanding of the complex issues surrounding tourism while developing your tourism management skills and expertise. Improve your research and analytical abilities and hone your communication and presentation skills. You'll graduate prepared for a challenging role in today’s competitive and ever-changing travel environment, anywhere in the world.

You'll be studying with Victoria's School of Management—a leading management school in New Zealand with an international reputation for high-quality scholarship and strong links with industry leaders in both the public and private sectors, locally and overseas.... [-]


Master of Professional Economics

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles. [+]

Economics in action

Take your career to the next level with a qualification from Victoria's Professional Economics programme. Develop an economic toolbox that you can use to address 'real-world' problems. This respected programme will equip you with decision-making skills that are based on a solid understanding of economic principles.

Economics under the microscope

Examine the intricacies of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. Study market structures, the implications of government interventions in the economy and different economic theories in relation to growth, development, and stability. Explore how policy influences economic decisions.

In demand

There is a real demand for skilled professional economists who are able to engage in rigorous economic analysis. To fill this need, the programme has been developed in close consultation with leading professional economists from the Government Economics Network, the New Zealand Association of Economists, bank economists and other industry experts.... [-]


Master of Marine Conservation

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand. [+]

Overview

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand.

As a world leader in marine conservation, New Zealand is a great place to develop your expertise in the field. Its unique and lengthy coastline is home to numerous marine organisms—from the tiny phytoplankton to the endangered New Zealand sea lion.

Study with Victoria's School of Biological Sciences, a leader in marine biology research. Examine marine conservation issues and practice using examples from New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and wider Indo-Pacific region, which can be applied worldwide.... [-]


Master of International Trade

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales, and the political and social implications. [+]

Gain an edge for success in the global economy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for multidisciplinary study and discover the complex world of international trade. Explore the role of trade in society from a range of perspectives—the international legal rules, economic rationales, and the political and social implications.

Study how the world is connected through trade and the way it affects businesses, as producers and exporters—consider these issues through the lenses of different disciplines. Explore the impact of trade on indigenous populations, including the historical and contemporary perspectives of Māori involvement in international trade.

Expert staff, international reputation ... [-]

Master of Global Marketing

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12  November 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Get a foothold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg). [+]

Global thinking in a connected world

Get a foothold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg).

Build on your undergraduate degree and gain valuable skills in management, marketing, and business. The 180-point Master's programmes are course-based and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience or a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate.

Become one of the next generations of business leaders who can anchor business strategy in a global context and use this as a vehicle for growth.... [-]


Master of Global Management

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12  November 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Get a foothold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg). [+]

Global thinking in a connected world

Get a foothold in the business world with this intensive, professionally focused postgraduate programme offered by Victoria Business School. Choose from the Master of Global Management (MGMgmt) or the Master of Global Marketing (MGMktg).

Build on your undergraduate degree and gain valuable skills in management, marketing, and business. The 180-point Master's programmes are course-based and include an industry placement where you'll gain real-world experience or a research project where you'll investigate a theoretical aspect of a current topic under debate.

Become one of the next generations of business leaders who can anchor business strategy in a global context and use this as a vehicle for growth.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time 12  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

Hone your collaborative, creative and business skills as a practicing artist over an intensive 12-month programme. Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is an industry-focused, practical degree that will help you build new contacts and networks in Wellington’s creative industries. [+]

Overview

Hone your collaborative, creative and business skills as a practicing artist over an intensive 12-month programme. Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) is an industry-focused, practical degree that will help you build new contacts and networks in Wellington’s creative industries.

You'll take advantage of our capital city location and study at Victoria’s Kelburn campus—plus our film and music programmes get to use a new purpose-refitted facility at the Miramar Creative Centre.

Practice opportunities

The MFA (CP) includes a creative project in which you'll be mentored to complete work that showcases your abilities and encourages you to push boundaries in your field.... [-]


Master of Engineering Practice

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Employers need ICT professionals and engineers who have the skills to work effectively in the New Zealand workplace: good communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the professional environment, alongside strong technical knowledge. [+]

Overview

Employers need ICT professionals and engineers who have the skills to work effectively in the New Zealand workplace: good communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the professional environment, alongside strong technical knowledge.

The 180-point Master of Engineering Practice combines taught courses, a research project, and an industry placement to give you practical knowledge and experience.

You’ll gain skills in communication, problem solving and enterprise to complement your technical knowledge, giving you an edge in this fast-growing industry.

Enhance your career prospects Apply your technical knowledge to designing, implementing and evaluating practical engineering problems. Develop teamwork and professional practice skills in the context of engineering problem solving—in a variety of industry-relevant individual and group projects. Gain valuable research and communication skills through summarising research, writing engineering proposals, and delivering oral and written reports. Choose a specialty ... [-]

Master of Design Technology

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time March 2019 New Zealand Wellington

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries here in Wellington, New Zealand or even globally, the Master of Design Technology may be for you. [+]

Overview

If you are interested in pursuing both a creative and a technical career and are thinking about working in one of the many emerging technology industries here in Wellington, New Zealand or even globally, the Master of Design Technology may be for you.

The Master of Design Technology (MDT) is an exciting one-year (full-time) 180-point professional Master’s degree that provides students with the skills needed to work in highly technical design professions including game design, visual effects (VFX), exhibition design and multimedia design.

This programme is unique in New Zealand in providing students with the best expertise in both University research and Industry practice with which to gain the skills they need for a future in the broad-based and rapidly growing technology sector.... [-]


Master of Design Innovation

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction. [+]

Overview

Get the specialist skills and knowledge you need to be a successful professional in the design industry. In this three-trimester programme, you'll learn the art of bringing ideas to life—from conception to design to construction.

Choose one of three majors—Industrial Design, Media Design, and Design for Social Innovation—in this industry-focused, professional qualification with the School of Design. Assess new technologies and investigate the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of design on our world.

Through a combination of coursework and supervised research, you'll gain a greater understanding of the process of creating value through design.... [-]


Master of Conservation Biology

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  January 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day. [+]

Overview

Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day.

Linking conservation, ecology, biodiversity and sustainability, the Master of Conservation Biology is a one-year, 180-point professional Master's. You'll get the scientific expertise you need to do conservation work in New Zealand and around the world.

Wellington is an international hotspot for biodiversity and studying with the School of Biological Sciences you'll learn from world leaders in conservation practice—internationally respected scientists whose work informs the management of New Zealand’s unique biota.

Using theoretical and field-based approaches in a range of terrestrial and marine environments, you’ll explore the processes of conservation biology. Examine internationally renowned examples of conservation best practice in action, and gain skills in experimental design, the collection, and analysis of data and the presentation of research results.... [-]


Master of Computer Science

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Enhance your career with a Master of Computer Science (MCompSc). This flexible coursework and project-based programme will put you at the forefront of innovation in a rapidly developing industry [+]

Overview

Enhance your career with a Master of Computer Science (MCompSc). This flexible coursework and project-based programme will put you at the forefront of innovation in a rapidly developing industry.

Gain specialist knowledge of computer science theories, methods, and strategy, and build on your skills in computing architecture, construction, engineering, and design.

Examine networks, software, tools, and packages, and learn more about a range of programming languages and computer-based systems. Study emerging technology and explore concepts that will form the foundations of future innovations.

You can choose to focus on Computer Science courses or on Network Engineering or Software Engineering. Or choose a broad combination of all three to suit your interests and career goals.... [-]


Master of Commerce

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Make the move into the higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research. [+]

Overview

Make the move into the higher-level study with a degree that combines the variety and structure of classroom-based courses with opportunities for research.

You'll be able to expand your expertise in one of nine subjects while taking advantage of the flexibility to study courses across a range of commerce disciplines.

You can also study a Master of Commerce by thesis if you have a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce.

Build on your Bachelor's degree to enhance your career options in business, management, and government with advanced study at Victoria Business School.

International recognition

Victoria Business School is among a small group of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international business education accreditations. You can be confident your qualification will stand up against the best around the world.... [-]


Master of Architecture (Professional)

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Get prepared to work as a professional architect. Hone your skills as a designer, develop your ability to think visually and in three dimensions and learn how to best meet your clients' needs through practical, real-life experiences. [+]

Overview

Get prepared to work as a professional architect. Hone your skills as a designer, develop your ability to think visually and in three dimensions and learn how to best meet your clients' needs through practical, real-life experiences.

Learn through a combination of taught courses and a written thesis or research portfolio that involves self-directed, design-led research. You'll graduate with a range of design projects that demonstrate mastery in your area of interest.

Professional accreditation

Your MArch(Prof) from Victoria will be recognized by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) as fulfilling the academic requirements for registration to practice as an architect. You'll need to spend two to three years gaining practical experience before you can apply to register. The Board will then assess your professional competence.... [-]