Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
19482 USD/year
6609 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Politics you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19482 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

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