Social Policy

Massey University

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12 months
4269 USD/year
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With Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Social Policy you can build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills. The Social Policy programme is offered by the Massey University.  


The Social Policy programme is offered by the Massey University.  

Learning outcomes

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Policy) gives you advanced study of social policy while offering a pathway to Massey’s Master of Arts programme. Take a topic that captured your imagination as an undergraduate student in social policy and develop it fully through independent study.

Gain an understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural factors that influence the development, implementation and evaluation of social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll study law, politics and the roles of central and local Government in a democratic society. This will give you insights into the relationships between the state, judiciary, legal system, political parties and public in shaping legislation and developing policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Economics and Social Policy
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Maori Development and the Social Services
  • Social Work with Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Disability Studies
  • Disability, Consumer Rights and Advocacy
  • Social Policy and Political Economy
  • Social Policy Studies

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

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4269 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4269 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • Not available for international students


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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Social Policy
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