Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online

Social Anthropology

12 months
5420 USD/year
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Develop your interests from your undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) programme is offered by the Massey University.  


The Massey University`s the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) gives you a different perspective on world affairs.

Studying social anthropology develops your understanding of other cultures and ethnic groups. You’ll discover how your way of life is just one of many possible ways of being human. Learn to challenge your existing beliefs and put yourself in others’ shoes.

Follow your passion

Take an issue in social anthropology that grabbed your attention as an undergraduate student and develop it fully through independent study.

Get into the field

Discover how anthropologists study cultural differences through fieldwork that examines societies across the globe, from hunter-gatherers to industrial nation-states. Massey staff and students are researching in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and New Zealand and you could join them.


The knowledge of human behaviour and interactions you’ll gain from a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) will be useful in almost any career path, anywhere in the world. Popular career destinations for social anthropology graduates include:

  • human rights and social justice
  • social work
  • social and commercial research
  • education
  • business and industry
  • government, diplomacy and policy
  • foreign affairs
  • overseas aid and development agencies
  • health care
  • non-profit management
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • environmental issues
  • museum curation
  • art and heritage work
  • tourism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory
  • The Practice of Anthropology
  • Reading and Writing Ethnography
  • Anthropology Today: Current Issues
  • Research Report

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Anthropology) you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.
  • You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate programme. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    5420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5420 USD per year during 12 months.

National: 8,975 NZD International: Unavailable

Living costs for Palmerston North

1100 - 2100 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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