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Graduate Studies opportunities in Logic, Auckland, New Zealand

The Philosophy Department at the University of Auckland is an excellent place to pursue graduate study in logic. We have 6 logicians in the department who are able to offer supervision in many areas of formal and philosophical logic. For more information about research interests of staff, see:

New Zealand has an active logic community, Pukeko Logic. (Pukeko Logic Facebook page is currently under construction.) We hold regular meetings where logicians (including students) in New Zealand present papers and discuss issues.

The University of Auckland also offers scholarships. For details, see below.


We offer a one-year MA in philosophy, which may be taken either by thesis or by doing coursework. Depending on their previous qualifications, students may either be admitted to this directly, or else first undertake a one-year coursework Postgraduate qualification (either a Postgraduate Diploma or a BA(Hons) degree). Students may be eligible for consideration for scholarships. To find out more about which scholarships may be available to you, contact Anne Scott on .

The Department has a very good record placing its MA graduates in top international doctoral programs.


The University of Auckland offers the PhD by thesis only and it may be completed within 3 to 4 years.

In addition to several academic advantages of completing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Auckland, there are also many financially attractive features, some of which are listed below:

1. Every year the Faculty of Arts awards over 30 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships that cover all fees and insurance for international students, plus living expenses of NZ$25,000 per year. To find out more about which scholarships you may be eligible for, contact Anne Scott () or review this website: . (The next round for Faculty of Arts Scholarships closes 1 November 2010, but other opportunities are available after this date.)

2. Enrolled students may also apply for further competitive research funding of up to NZ$6500 from the Faculty of Arts Doctoral Research Fund.

3. All PhD students are entitled to a "Postgraduate Research Student Support Account" which covers research-related expenses (including travel for conference presentations) for each year of enrolment for 4 years. The amount for PhD students in Philosophy is NZ$1200 per year of enrolment.

4. The Philosophy Department has a research and conference budget which it allocates to staff and research students through an application system which considers research merit, potential, and need. In practice, research students have been granted funds to supplement those available through the funds described in points 2 and 3 above.

5. International doctoral students resident in New Zealand are charged at the same fee-level as domestic students. In 2010 the fee was approximately NZ$5100 per annum or approximately US$3800 per annum.

6. US students enrolled at the University of Auckland may be entitled to use student loans for which they are eligible in the US to support study in New Zealand. For more information about this option contact: Mark Busskohl on

7. International students with the appropriate visa can also apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships that enable them to work up to 500 hours a year as teaching assistants, course tutors or research assistants while undertaking doctoral or masters research.

8. PhD students may be eligible for certain exchanges with various international universities, for instance, those that are part of the "Universitas 21" agreement. (More about this can be found at:

For more information please contact the following:

For information about the MA, contact Fred Kroon on .
For information about the PhD, contact Gillian Brock on .

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