This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Specialise in Social Policy for your Graduate Diploma in Arts at Massey
A Massey Graduate Diploma in Arts (Social Policy) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in social policy.
Get understanding and insight
You’ll learn what influences the development, implementation and evaluation of social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll study law, politics and the roles of central and local government in a democratic society. You will gain insight into the relationships that help shape legislation and develop policy, such as those between the state, judiciary, legal system, political parties and the public.
Apply your skills
Learn to apply your social policy analysis skills to a number of decision-making scenarios to result in better social outcomes. This could take many forms including a policy, project plan, submission or even the strategic direction of an organisation.
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 Policy is a good fit if you:
want to know who makes decisions on many of the important issues
want to find out how to influence those decisions
are keen to contribute to the cause of social justice.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Social Policy) 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: