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Expected Nov 2023
Specialise in Social Anthropology for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey
The Massey BA (Social Anthropology) will give you a unique perspective on the world, global culture and society.
Studying social anthropology will develop your understanding of other cultures and contexts and show you how your way of life is just one of many possible ways of being human. Social Anthropology invites us to ask questions about the cultural implications of migration, human trafficking, religion, gender fluidity, cyberspace, fracking, hyper-consumption, food security, scientific inquiry, city living to challenge your existing beliefs and put yourself in others’ shoes.
Study a wide range of subjects
At Massey, you will study topics such as:
personhood and self
ritual and religion
migration and belonging
Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Get out into the field
Discover how anthropologists study cultural differences through fieldwork that engages with societies around the globe. Massey staff and students are currently researching in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, South America and Aotearoa New Zealand.
A Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology is a good fit if you:
Want to further your understanding of our changing societies and the world we live in
Are seeking a deeper understanding of cultural difference and cultural transformations
Want to better understand other cultures and contexts as well as your own.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University. To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, you will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Social Anthropology), outside of university admission regulations.
International English Language Requirements: