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What will I learn?

Politics is life, and like life, politics is struggle. The study of politics equips you with the concepts, theories and facts necessary to make sense of that struggle.

Politics is about us: how we make decisions in society and who gets what, when and how. Politics is also concerned with the conflict of ideas and values, not only at the level of the local community or the nation, but also internationally. More specifically, it has to do with who governs and how and why decisions that affect all of us (such as how much students pay to study at a university) are made.

A specialisation (endorsement) is optional, requiring at least 75 credits from the endorsement, including not more than 30 credits at 100-level.

Ensure across your courses you also have:

  • Not more than 75 credits at 100 level
  • At least 45 credits at 200 level or above
  • Not more than 15 credits above 100-level from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma
  • Not more than a total of 30 credits from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma.

Attend field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Careers

Politics has two big things going for it: it is exciting, and it is relevant. Politics is a degree that can lead to a range of careers, including business, diplomacy, finance, journalism, policy analysis, and public service.

Which department am I in?

School of People, Environment and Planning

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$30,530.00 (US$ 21,826) per year
NZ $27,330 - NZ $33,730 for the entire course

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),

AUCKLAND,

Albany,

0632, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$30,530.00 (US$ 21,826) per year
NZ $27,330 - NZ $33,730 for the entire course

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. Cambridge International Examination or Advanced International Certificate of Education (CIE /AICE) A or AS levels, a minimum of 120 points from approved syllabus group list. And a minimum D grade or better in syllabuses from at least three different in each of at least 3 different syllabus groups (excluding Thinking Skills), as well as an E or better in AS English and a D grade in IGCSE or GCSE Mathematics. Taken in countries other than New Zealand (excluding United Kingdom): 3 A-levels including at least 1 C grade or better. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 169.

For international students

  • Entry requirements vary from country to country.
  • Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 3. For more details, please visit university website.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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

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About Massey University

Delivering outstanding learning and ground-breaking research, Massey University has a rich history of academic excellence.

  • Over 5,000 international students
  • Located over three campuses in New Zealand
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