What will I learn?

Develop your interests from your undergraduate degree.

The Massey PGDipArts (Social Anthropology) gives you a different perspective on world affairs.

Studying social anthropology develops your understanding of other cultures and ethnic groups. You’ll discover how your way of life is just one of many possible ways of being human. Learn to challenge your existing beliefs and put yourself in others’ shoes.

Follow your passion

Take an issue in social anthropology that grabbed your attention as an undergraduate student and develop it fully through independent study.

Get into the field

Discover how anthropologists study cultural differences through fieldwork that examines societies across the globe, from hunter-gatherers to industrial nation-states. Massey staff and students are researching in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and New Zealand and you could join them.

Careers

The knowledge of human behaviour and interactions you’ll gain from a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) will be useful in almost any career path, anywhere in the world. Popular career destinations for social anthropology graduates include:

  • human rights and social justice
  • social work
  • social and commercial research
  • education
  • business and industry
  • government, diplomacy and policy
  • foreign affairs
  • overseas aid and development agencies
  • health care
  • non-profit management
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • environmental issues
  • museum curation
  • art and heritage work
  • tourism.

Further study

When you have completed your diploma you may have the opportunity to study for a master’s degree such as a Master of Arts.

Which department am I in?

School of People, Environment and Planning

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,950.00 (US$ 21,802) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),

AUCKLAND,

Albany,

0632, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,950.00 (US$ 21,802) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To enter the Postgraduate Certificate in Business you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses.

For international students

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate programme. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.

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

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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

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