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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is a one-year, research-only master’s degree. It's a great opportunity to explore a research topic of an applied or professional nature, under the supervision of AUT's expert academic staff.

The Master of Philosophy enables you to expand your research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest. It can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.

Study business and economics at AUT and you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to navigate your career journey. Our business and economics graduates are ready to challenge routine thinking, put forward innovative solutions and make positive social change.

The AUT Business School and the School of Economics are internationally ranked and globally recognised, and our graduates are shaping successful careers all around the world.

What you study

You complete an original thesis during this year of study.

AUT staff are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$38,585.00 (US$ 27,584) per year
Fees are subject to change year to year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021, 1 February 2022, 1 May 2022, 1 August 2022, 1 November 2022

Venue

AUT North Campus

Level 2, AS Building,

90 Akoranga Drive,

AUCKLAND,

Northcote,

0627, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$38,585.00 (US$ 27,584) per year
Fees are subject to change year to year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021, 1 February 2022, 1 May 2022, 1 August 2022, 1 November 2022

Venue

AUT South Campus

MB Building,

640 Great South Road,

AUCKLAND,

Manukau,

2025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum entry requirements are a successfully completed bachelor’s degree in the same area of study from a recognised university. English Language requirements: Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

For international students

Must have completed one of the following with the equivalent of a B grade average or higher:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree OR
  • Bachelor’s honours degree OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate diploma OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience relevant to the proposed programme of research

An interview may be required for particular research areas.

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Auckland University of Technology

Having been accredited by AACSB International, the AUT Business School is among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide.

  • Based in the heart of Auckland City
  • Offers career-oriented, research-led business education
  • Friendly, welcoming study environment
  • Graduate employment rate- amongst the highest in NZ