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Be informed about the big issues
Become equipped with the concepts, theories and facts you need to make sense of the world around you.
Understand the world around you
Politics is about contestations for power and how we make decisions in society – who gets what, when and how – from the local community to the nation and internationally.
Politics is concerned with the conflict of ideas and values. It has to do with who governs. It’s also to do with how and why decisions that affect all of us are made. That could vary from how much students should pay to study at university to whether the UN should sanction military interventions.
A wide range of topics
With Massey's Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations), you may study topics such as:
Small class sizes and enthusiastic lecturers
At Massey, politics is taught in a small interdisciplinary programme where you have regular and close contact with academic staff. Your lecturers are active researchers in their respective fields. They are passionate about the subject matter they teach and bring that enthusiasm to the classroom.
Politics and international relations have two big things going for them: they are exciting and they are relevant. Study in this area can lead to a range of careers, including:
Our graduates are working as researchers, policy advisers, analysts and managers and in the commercial, industrial, business, media, financial and public sectors. They also work in the:
A major consists of 120 credits.
Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.
Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.