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Politics, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Online
With Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Politics you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills.
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Overview

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Politics at Massey University you can further investigate topics in politics that have taken your interest.

Learning outcomes

Politics is exciting and relevant. It’s about contests for power and how we make decisions in society: who gets what, when and how, from the local community to the global level. It’s concerned with the conflict of ideas and values. It has to do with who governs, and how and why decisions that affect all of us (such as how much students should pay to study at university or whether the UN should sanction military interventions) are made.

At Massey, politics is taught in a small interdisciplinary programme where you have regular and close contact with academic staff. Your lecturers are active researchers in their respective fields. They are passionate about the subject matter they teach and bring that enthusiasm to the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Social Inquiry
  • International Relations: Theory and Practice
  • Presidents and Prime Ministers
  • Political Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • You will have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Politics
  • You will have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Politics, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Politics
  • You will have completed a Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in Politics

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19693 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD

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