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From 2018 the University of Otago is offering a new pathway within the Master of Arts, a 180-point coursework option.

New Coursework Master of Arts programme for Humanities students

The new Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA) programme is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding for Humanities students in a range of subjects as preparation for further study or future employment. The programme will take either 12 months or three semesters of full-time study to complete. The programme can also be studied part-time.

What does the new Coursework MA look like?

The programme includes the following papers:

    PapersNumber of points neededDetails about the papers
    HUMS papers60 points2 x 30-point Humanities papers
    Subject papers60 pointsEither 400- or 500-level papers in your major as laid out for participating programmes.
    Subject dissertation paper60 pointsThesis length - up to 20,000 words.
    Undertaken over 12 months, beginning either at the start of semester 1 or semester 2.

The dissertation (a single project under the guidance of an appointed supervisor) is completed over 12 calendar months, starting either in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

With this pathway it will take students either 12 months or three semesters of full-time study to get an MA.

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What are the entry requirements?

Students who have completed a BA with a B+ average in their 300-level papers can apply to enrol in the new MA coursework option. Students will continue study in the major subject of their BA. (Departments may limit how many students they take on, depending on the availability of supervisors.)

When can I start?

You can start in Semester 1 or Semester 2 next year (2018).

What funding is there?

At the moment, the BA(Hons) is the only postgraduate qualification students can receive student allowances for. For all other postgraduate qualifications, including the MA, you can get student loans but not allowances.

With backing from their department, students can apply for an MA coursework scholarship. This is competitive, i.e. based on grades. This scholarship is $10,000 which goes towards the course fees in the first instance.

Go to the scholarships page for more details about Masters scholarships.

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After graduating can I go on to a PhD?

Yes. Admittance into a PhD programme, or gaining a doctoral scholarship, depends on factors such as how well you do in your MA, and whether departments have the supervisory capacity for your research. The mininum GPA for applicants is a B+ average, however your supervising department will advise on your eligibility.

What are the HUMS papers?

The HUMS papers will give you the opportunity to mix with other Humanities students studying a wide range of subjects. They are also designed to give you the broad range of knowledge and skills valued by many employers.

Currently there are three HUMS papers on offer, from which you will need to pick two.
All papers are 30 points.

HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research (Semester 2)

This paper provides graduate research students with the theoretical and practical tools they need to achieve effective communication of their academic ideas in both print and other media.

Contact person: shef.rogers@otago.ac.nz
(Host department: English & Linguistics)

HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities (Semester 2)

Students will examine key principles of research in the humanities, develop a broad understanding of a range of methods and refine skills in a method of their choice.

Contact people: melanie.beres@otago.ac.nz and bryndl.hohmann-marriott@otago.ac.nz
(Host department: Sociology, Gender & Social Work)

HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities (Semester 1)

Students will read important Humanities scholarship from the last 100 years and examine four key areas of debate: What is modernity? Where is power and how is it exercised? What limits human understanding? Why are the Humanities important?

Contact person: ben.schonthal@otago.ac.nz
(Host department: Theology & Religion)

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What about the subject papers and dissertation?

Talk to the postgraduate coordinator in your home department who will advise you on the papers you should be doing, and who to talk to about your dissertation project.

Important note

With departmental approval, you can substitute the HUMS 401 Internship Practicum paper for one of your 400-level papers, and get some hands-on experience in the real world.

BA(Hons) and MA by thesis

Departments will still be offering the Bachelor of Arts with Honours - BA(Hons) and MA by thesis only.

Find out more about the BA(Hons).

Find out more about the MA by thesis.

Contact us

For further information contact Dr Sophie Bond, Acting Associate Dean Graduate Studies at
adgs.humanities@otago.ac.nz

Programme Requirements

Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology - coursework option

Papers

Master of Arts (MA) in Art History and Visual Culture - coursework option

Papers
  • ARTV 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • Two 400-level ARTV papers
  • One additional paper in a relevant discipline approved by the Head of the Department of History and Art History

Master of Arts (MA) in Childhood and Youth Studies - coursework option

Papers
  • CHIC 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • Two of:
    CHIC 401 Understanding Children and Childhood: Theory into Practice
    CHIC 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection
    CHIC 407 Child-Centred Practice

Master of Arts (MA) in Chinese - coursework option

Papers
  • CHIN 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • Either:
    CHIN 441 Advanced Topics in Chinese
    CHIN 451 Studies in Chinese
    CHIN 452 Studies in Chinese 2
  • or
    CHIN 441 Advanced Topics in Chinese, and
    two other approved 400-level papers

Master of Arts in Classics - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Studies - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Education - coursework option

Papers
  • EDUC 580 MEd Dissertation
  • HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
  • either HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research or HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities
  • and three of:
    EDUC 401, EDUC 421, EDUC 423, EDUC 428, EDUC 429, EDUC 430, EDUC 431, EDUC 432, EDUC 433, EDUC 434, EDUC 435, EDUC 438, EDUC 439, EDUC 440, EDUC 441, EDUC 444, EDUC 451, EDUC 453, EDUC 459, EDUC 461, EDUC 462, EDUC 463, EDUC 464, EDUC 465

Master of Arts (MA) in English - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Film and Media Studies - coursework option

Papers

GEND 401 Debates in Gender and Sexuality may be substituted for one 400-level MFCO paper

Master of Arts (MA) in French - coursework option

Papers
  • FREN 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • either :
    FREN 441 Advanced Topics in French
    FREN 451 Studies in French
    FREN 452 Studies in French 2
  • Or:
    FREN 441 Advanced Topics in French, and
    two other approved 400-level papers

Master of Arts (MA) in Gender Studies - coursework option

Papers
  • GEND 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • GEND 401 Debates in Gender and Sexuality
  • and two of :
    ANTH 416, ANTH 423, ARTV 405, ARTV 406, EDUC 427, HIST 406, MFCO 408, PACI401, POLS 411, SOCI 401, SOCI 402, SOCI 403

Master of Arts (MA) in Geography - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in German - coursework option

Papers
  • GERM 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • either
    GERM 441 Advanced Topics in German
    GERM 451 Studies in German
    GERM 452 Studies in German 2
  • Or
    GERM 441 Advanced Topics in German and
    two other approved 400-level papers

Master of Arts (MA) in History - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui - coursework option

Papers
  • INDV 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • INDV 402 Taonga and Identity
  • two of ANTH 416, MAOR 401, MAOR 404, MAOR 407, MAOR 410, MAOR 413, MAOR 414, MAOR 417, MAOR 427, MAOR 431, PACI 401, PACI 402, PACI 410, POLS 402

INGS 501 may be substituted for one 400-level paper

Note: 400-level papers selected should be consistent with interdisciplinary choices at 300-level. Approved papers may be drawn from those offered by other Divisions.

Master of Arts (MA) in Japanese - coursework option

694Papers
  • JAPA 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • either
    JAPA 441 Advanced Topics in Japanese
    JAPA 451 Studies in Japanese
    JAPA 452 Studies in Japanese 2
  • or
    JAPA 441 Advanced Topics in Japanese
    and two other approved 400-level papers

Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Māori Studies - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Music - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Religious Studies - coursework option

Papers
  • RELS 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities
  • Further RELS papers at either 400- or 500-level worth 60 points.

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology - coursework option

Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish - coursework option

Papers
  • SPAN 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities
  • either
    SPAN 441 Advanced Topics in Spanish
    SPAN 451 Studies in Spanish
    SPAN 452 Studies in Spanish 2
  • or
    SPAN 441 Advanced Topics in Spanish and two other approved 400-level papers.

Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre Studies - course work option

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This information must be read subject to the statement on our Copyright & Disclaimer page.

Regulations on this page are taken from the 2018 Calendar and supplementary material.

On these pages you will only find details of submission and feedback marks/deadlines for Aeronautics run modules.  For modules administered by other Departments you need to refer to the information issued by them.

  • Submission of all Aeronautics labs/coursework (except log books) is via Blackboard Learn and is individual unless otherwise stated.
  • Students are responsible for submitting the correct version of their coursework before the deadlines and late submissions will be penalised (refer to the Coursework section in your student handbook for full details of our penalty scheme).
  • You can find full information on Coursework Extensions in your Student Handbook but we are highlighting here that these are typically only granted by the Senior Tutor typically for ongoing serious illness or serious personal issues. 

UG Coursework Submission Deadlines

Course titleLecturer(s)Term(s)AssignmentsCoursework deadline (11pm unless stated otherwise)Submission weekFeedback/marks return
AE1-103 ComputingLevis, Errikos Dr & Fogell, Nick DrAutumn; SpringReport30/04/2018Week 31 (Mon) Week 37
AE1-104 Engineering DesignSareh, Pooya Dr & Shamsuddin, Siti Dr & Levis, Errikos DrAutumn, SpringDesign Problem Sheet (G)21/03/2018Week 25 (Wed)Week 33
AE1-113 Experimental Methods (LABS)

Only one laboratory report per term to be submitted.  (Note one Structures and one Aerodynamics report must be submitted)
Laizet, Sylvain Dr & Shamsuddin, Siti Rosminah DrAutumn, SpringAutumn Term Lab Report22/01/2018Week 17 (Mon)Week 19
Materials Lab Report19/03/2018Week 25 (Mon)Week 33
Spring Term Lab Report30/04/2018Week 31 (Mon)Week 33
AE1-114 L1 Applications
Key: I = Individual, G = Group
Greenhalgh, Emile Prof & Shamsuddin, Siti Rosminah DrAutumn, SpringMaterials Sheet (G)11/12/2017, 5pmWeek 11 (Mon)after exam board
Costing Sheet (G)10/01/2018, 5pmWeek 15 (Wed)after exam board
Framework Drawings (G)10/01/2018, 5pmWeek 15 (Wed)after exam board
Report (I)18/05/2018, 5pmWeek 33 (Fri)after exam board
Course titleLecturer(s)Term(s)AssignmentsCoursework deadline (11pm unless stated otherwise)Submission weekFeedback/marks return
AE2-202 Numerical Analysis

Panesar, Ajit Dr
Doorly, Denis Prof

AutumnAssignment 113/11/2017Week 7 (Mon)Week 11
Assignment 202/02/2018Week 18 (Fri)Week 23
AE2-203 Manufacturing ProcessesMorgan, Rhys DrSpringReport03/05/2018Week 31 (Thur)Week 35
AE2-205 Circuits, Signals and SystemsKerrigan, Eric Dr, Mylvaganam, Thulasi Dr & Papadakis, George DrSpringCircuits Quizzes (WileyPLUS)Refer to BlackboardRefer to BlackboardRefer to Blackboard
AE2-214 Experimental Methods(LABS)

Key: L = Long, S = Short, I = Individual, G = Group
Shamsuddin, Siti Rosminah DrAutumn, SpringMeasurement of the Pressure Distribution on a Circular Cylinder (L/I)27/11/2017 
19/03/2018
Week 9 (Mon)
Week 25 (Mon)
Week 32
Profile Drag and Wake Momentum (S/G)17/11/2017
09/03/2018
Week 7 (Fri)
Week 23 (Fri)
Week 31
Vibration of an Aircraft Model (L/I)04/12/2017Week 10 (Mon)Week 15
Shear Centre and Principal Axes (S/I)09/03/2018Week 23 (Fri)Week 25
Wind Tunnel Measurements on an Aeroplane Model (L/I)23/03/2018, 7pmWeek 25 (Fri)Week 32
Signals and Systems (S/I)23/03/2018, 7pmWeek 25 (Fri)Week 32
Materials - Polymer (S/I)24/11/2017
09/03/2018
Week 8 (Fri)
Week 23 (Fri)
Week 25
Materials - SEM (S/I)24/11/2017
09/03/2018
Week 8 (Fri)
Week 23 (Fri)
Week 25
AE2-215 L2 ApplicationsGraham, Mike Prof, Hewson, Rob Dr, MacCarthy, Nigel Dr & Bruce, Paul DrAutumn, SpringDrawings and ProE Parts02/11/2017, 5pmWeek 5 (Thu)Prior to manufacture
Presentation Slides09/05/2018, 5pmWeek 32 (Wed)During Presentations
Course titleLecturer(s)Term(s)Students invovled [c]=coreAssignmentsCoursework deadline (11pm unless stated otherwise)Submission weekFeedback/marks return
AE3-302 Control SystemsKerrigan, Eric DrAutumn, SpringAE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C],  AE4 H410, QuizesRefer to BlackboardRefer to BlackboardRefer to Blackboard
AE3-303 Finite ElementsAllegri, Giuliano Dr and Panesar, Ajit DrAutumnAE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C]Report05/02/2018Week 19 (Mon)Week 22
AE3-401 Advanced Mechanics of Flight Palacios, Rafael DrAutumnAE3 H401, AE4 H420, AE3 H41E, AE4 H401, AE5 H420, AE4 H410Report12/02/2018Week 20 (Mon)Week 23
AE3-403 Aerospace Vehicle DesignHewson, Rob Dr & Levis, Errikos DrAutumnHE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C], AE4 H410 [C], AE4 H41EPoster (Group)13/11/2017Week 7 (Mon)Week 9
AE4 H410 [C], AE4 H41EMini Project Report (Group)15/12/2017Week 11 (Fri)Week 25
Feedback only
AEM-AAE02 Aircraft Systems Engineering and Unmanned Vehicle TechnologiesPeiro, Joaquim DrSpringAE3 H401, AE3 H41E, AE4 H420, AE4 H410Aircraft Systems Report23/03/2018, 5pmWeek 25 (Fri)Week 33
AE3-406 Airframe DesignIannucci, Lorenzo ProfAutumn, SpringAE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C] , AE4 H410 [C], AE4 H41EReport (Group)14/02/2018Week 20 (Wed)Week 31
Feedback only
AE3-414 Computational Fluid DynamicsPapadakis, George Dr & Sherwin, Spencer ProfAutumnAE3 H401, AE3 H41E, AE4 H420, AE4 H401, AE5 H420, AE4 H410, AE4 H41EAssignment 127/11/2017Week 9 (Mon)Week 11
Assignment 229/01/2018Week 18 (Mon)Week 22
AE3-416 Advanced PropulsionBirch, David DrSpringAE3 H401, AE3 H41E, AE4 H420, AE4 H410, AE4 H41EReport16/03/2018, 9amWeek 24 (Fri)Week 31
AE3-417 Experimental Methods (LABS)Shamsuddin, Siti Rosminah DrAutumn, SpringAE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C],  AE4 H410 [C]Mechanical Properties of Composites11/12/2017Week 11 (Mon)Week 17
Low Speed Flow Past a High Aspect Ratio Swept Wing08/12/2017
16/03/2018
Week 10 (Fri)
Week 24 (Fri)
Week 32
Control of a pseudo-helicopter Pre Lab Report21/02/2018Week 21 (Wed)Week 32
Control of a pseudo-helicopter Lab Report19/03/2018Week 25 (Mon)Week 32
Bending/Torsion of a Wing Structure19/03/2018Week 25 (Mon)Week 32
Compressible Flow11/12/2017
19/03/2018
Week 11 (Mon)
Week 25 (Mon)
Week 32
AE3-418 L3 ApplicationsKovac, Mirko DrAutumn, SpringAE3 H401 [C], AE3 H41E [C], AE4 H420 [C],  AE4 H410 [C]Code submission (ROS package to run the Gazebo simulation)22/02/2018Week 21 (Thu)N/A
6 min video submission (G)21/03/2018Week 25 (Wed)N/A
AE3-422 High-Performance ComputingBacarreza Nogales, Omar Dr &Cantwell, ChrisSpringAE3 H401, AE3 H41E, AE4 H420,  AE4 H410, Parallel Computer Program Report21/03/2018Week 25 (Wed)Week 33
AE3-306 Group Design ProjectsGDP LeadersSummerAE3 H401 [C], AE4 H420Report (2 hard copies required)18/06/2018Week 38 (Mon)Feedback returned via Blackboard after exam board
Presentation21/06/2018Week 38 (Thu) 
AE4-404 Wing DesignPeiro, Joaquim Dr and Paranjape, Aditya DrAutumnAE4 H401 [C], AE5 H420 [C], AE4 H410 [C], AE4 H41EReport05/02/2018Week 19 (Mon)Week 25
AE4-406 Individual Projects (Long)Project SupervisorsSummerAE4 H401 [C], AE5 H420 [C]Interim Report21/03/2018, 5pmWeek 25 (Wed)Week 31
 
Final Report 29/05/2018Week 35 (Tue)N/A
(2 hard copies required)
Presentation07/06/2018Week 36 (Thu)N/A
AE4-406 Individual Projects (Short)Project SupervisorsSummerAE4 H410 [C], AE4 H41EReport
Presentation 
18/06/2018
22/06/2018
Week 38 (Mon)
Week 38 (Fri)
N/A

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