You'll explore how people organise and form groups, form larger social structures, and how societies evolve over time. As a budding sociologist, you'll be challenged to assume little in the hopes of clearing the way for new conclusions.
You'll ask questions like how different groups view social reality and why certain views become accepted within groups over time. You'll dissect the interwoven nature and influence of parents, peers, elders, teachers and the media on society. We'll also challenge you to consider why some societies are war-torn while others remain peaceful – why some behaviour is acceptable while others are less desirable. You'll look for solutions and debate how societies change.
Studying for a Master of Social Sciences in Sociology at the University of Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level.
- Heritage Presenter
- Iwi Development Officer
- Media or Social Commentator
- Social Analyst
- Social Researcher
- Youth or Social Service Worker
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- Research Methods
- Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Research Methods and Issues
- Research Methods for Population Analysis
- Comparative Indigenous Criminology
- Marx, Marxism, and Beyond: Contesting Perspectives
- Directed Study
- 18 months
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DisciplinesSociology Cognitive Sciences View 16 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
- A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.
International22724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22724 USD per year during 18 months.
National5101 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5101 USD per year during 18 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
- Fees (International): $31,615 - $35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425 - $53,970 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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