Arts - English

Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
4271 USD/year
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With Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - English from Massey University you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your research and analysis skills.


A Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - English at Massey University gives you the chance to study important literary genres and periods in depth. You will also explore the complexities of literary language and rhetoric.

Learning outcomes

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (English) offers you thorough coverage of great literature in English, from Shakespeare to the present day. Electives are available in theatre studies, rhetoric and creative writing. Our courses are taught by active researchers who share your love of literature and language; they’ll introduce you to amazing writing and the reasons why it matters.

A Massey Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (English) helps you understand how language shapes the world we live in. You’ll explore the ethical and social power of imaginative writing and rhetoric, and think deeply about the world and your place in it.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Creative Research
  • Women, Desire and Narrative
  • Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing
  • Literary Revolutions: Romantic and Victoria Literature
  • Early Modern Metadrama: Vices and Devices
  • Contemporary New Zealand Writers in an International Context
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Drama and Performance
  • Twentieth-Century New Zealand Fiction: Texts and Theories
  • Postcolonial Theory and Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

You will have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in English
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minor in English, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in English
  • Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in English.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4271 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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