Domestic postgraduate fees

Relevant qualifications

You need to pay postgraduate tuition fees if you plan on studying towards any of the following qualifications at UC. 

Estimate fees

Courses are the building blocks for each programme of study and each course will have a cost associated with it. The total cost of a year’s tuition is the sum of all courses which you are enrolled in. The cost of an individual course can be found on the course page. Each course is worth a certain number of points and it is these points which count towards your qualification when you have passed the course. The more work a course requires, the more points it's worth. Typically, a full time student will study around 120 points each year.

The easiest way to calculate your fees is through the Fees Estimator – you can add the papers you are wanting to enrol in and see what the cost will be, specific to you. 


  • Non-tuition fees will apply.
  • Additional course related costs, such as workshops and field trips may apply.
  • Your total tuition fees for each year are calculated by the cost of each individual course that makes up your programme of study therefore the prices below are indicative only.

Tuition fees are subject to change and are reviewed annually. The University reserves the right to change these published fees before enrolment to reflect any changes in Government or University Council Policy. See Enrolment and Fees Policies and Regulations for more information. If you are taking courses as part of your qualification in the following academic year, you may be subject to a price increase for those courses.

*  Subject to CUAP approval December 2017


Doctor of Education (EdD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$6,749 - $8,130
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$6,749 - $8,130
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Please note price is an annual cost based on 120 points$6,749 - $8,130
Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt) 180$16,758
Master of Applied Data Science 180$11,786
Master of Applied Finance and Economics (MAFE) 180$11,130
Master of Architectural Engineering - new in 2018120$8,471
Master of Arts 120$7,242
Master of Audiology - price is based on 120 points240$8,430
Master of Bicultural Co-governance of Natural Resources - new in 2018180$11,549.50
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Application and acceptance fees also apply240$36,870
Master of Business Information Systems 180$14,040
Master of Business Management (MBM) Application and acceptance fees also apply180$14,040
Master of Commerce 180$11,321
Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning $7,242
Master of Counselling $8,105
Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience 180$12,158
Master of Education $7,242
Master of Engineering $8,471
Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering $8,471
Master of Engineering in Management (includes project fee) $11,244
Master of Engineering in Transportation 180$8,471
Master of Engineering Studies $8,471
Master of European Union Studies 180$10,863
Master of Financial Engineering - new for 2018180$11,321
Master of Financial Management - new for 2018180$11,321
Master of Fine Arts $7,857
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Not offered in 2018
Master of Forestry Science $8,471
Master of Geographic Information Science $7,857
Master of Hazard and Disaster Management Not offered in 2018
Master of Health Sciences $8,105
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (Nursing) 180$12,158
Master of Human Interface Technology $8,471
Master of International Relations and Diplomacy 180$10,617
Master of Laws $7,547
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) $7,547
Master of Linguistics 180$10,493
Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 180$10,863
Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies Not offered in 2018
Master of Music $7,857
Master of Policy and Governance 180$10,617 - $10,493
Master of Professional Accounting Application and acceptance fees also apply240$19,000
Master of Science $7,242 - $8,105
Master of Social Work $7,242
Master of Social Work (Applied) 240$14,484
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health - new in 2018180$11,985
Master of Specialist Teaching $7,242
Master of Speech and Language Pathology 240$16,860
Master of Sport Science - new in 2018180$10,863
Master of Strategic Communication* - new in 2018180$10,865
Master of Teaching and Learning - Primary or Secondary180$10,863
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages $7,242
Master of Te Reo Māori 240$14,484
Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal $7,857
Master of Water Resource Management $8,105
Master of Writing - new in 2018180$10,863
Professional Master of Engineering Geology 180$12,158
Professional Master of Geospatial Science & Technology* - new in 2018$8,105