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Master of Philosophy in Social Sciences and Public Policy

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected August 2022


Auckland University of Technology


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.

Studying social sciences and public policy can open up a wide range of careers that involve understanding and working with people and organisations. At AUT you’ll study society at many levels – from individuals, families and communities, governments and cultures through to our global system.

You will become familiar with disciplines including conflict resolution, criminology and psychology.

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.

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