18 months
18906 USD/year
3910 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Arts - History at Massey University can build on your undergraduate study and help you follow your passion for history.


About Arts - History at Massey University

History is a subject as large as our recorded past. Our cultural heritage, literature, arts, religions, politics, economics, social behaviours, buildings and landscapes all derive from past influences.

Studying history gives you an understanding of where we have been and how the world has changed. You’ll get an appreciation of how people have faced challenges at different times, with the benefit of hindsight.

With an MA (History) you can investigate a particular issue in great depth. You could focus on New Zealand and the Pacific, or study a particular era, such as the medieval period, or the 20th century. You could look at a theme, such as politics, sport or social history, or another area of interest. The courses you’ll complete will complement your focus on your chosen research area by helping you develop your research skills and quickly master the research process.


With an MA (History) you can choose from a wide range of careers including:

  • archiving
  • editing
  • journalism
  • policy analysis
  • teaching
  • research management
  • administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Historiography
  • Advanced Historical Methodology
  • Thesis
  • Theory
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate
  • Current passport
  • Residency visa
  • Citizenship certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18906 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    3910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3910 USD per year during 18 months.

National: 6,982 NZD International: 33,760 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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