Sociology, M.A. | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
12 months
22544 USD/year
4789 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Engage in advanced scholarship and contribute your own research to the existing knowledge in your field with this Master of Arts in Sociology from University of Auckland. 

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Postgraduate study in Sociology allows you to advance your knowledge of sociological literature, theories and methods, while you develop your own research interests.

You can study topics such as:

  • Mental health
  • Human rights
  • Tourism
  • Citizenship
  • State crime


The Master of Arts in Sociology from University of Auckland is an effective way to take your knowledge and transferable skills to the next level. Our graduates have combined skills in strategic and critical thinking with global and cultural awareness for careers in fields such as government, international development, museums and cultural heritage, media production, research and policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Special Topic Sociology of Universities
  • Research Projects: Design and Practice
  • Current Debates in Gender and Sexuality
  • Critical Theory and Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits

120, 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

120-point (one-year) MA

  • A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Sociology with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.
180-point (18-month) MA
  • A BA with a major in Sociology. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II including at least 45 points in the major.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4789 USD per year during 12 months.
    • Domestic: NZ$8,131.20 – $10,060.80
    • International: NZ$38,273 – $48,622

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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