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Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)

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Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



1 year

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Specialise in Development Studies for your Diploma in Arts at Massey

Development Studies is concerned with the understanding and analysis of processes which are transforming people's lives throughout the world.

Development Studies seeks to understand differences and examine key development issues and ideas. It will teach you the skills to help solve development problems.

In Development Studies, you study a number of different subjects. These will enable you to grasp the complexities involved in understanding the differences countries face in solving development problems.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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