This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Nov 2023
Specialise in Social Anthropology for your Graduate Diploma in Arts at Massey
A Massey Graduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in social anthropology.
Develop your understanding of world cultures
Studying social anthropology will give you a different perspective on world affairs. It develops your understanding of other cultures and ethnic groups and shows you how your way of life is just one of many possible ways of being human. You’ll learn to challenge your existing beliefs and put yourself in others’ shoes.
Study a wide range of subjects
You’ll study topics such as:
ritual and religion.
Learn how anthropologists work in 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 research in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and New Zealand.
If you successfully complete your Graduate Diploma in Arts, you could go on to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts or a Master of Arts.
A Graduate Diploma in Arts in Social Anthropology is a good fit if you:
want to further your understanding of our society
are interested in cultural variation and cultural change
want to better understand other cultures and ethnic groups.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
International English Language Requirements: