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Social Policy, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Online
With Massey’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.  

Overview

The Social Policy programme is offered by the Massey University.  

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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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 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
  • You will have completed a Bachelor’s degree, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in Social Policy

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

  • National

    6481 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6481 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Not available for international students

Funding

Scholarships:

Massey University Masterate Scholarship

Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree at Massey University.

Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori Students

Masterate Scholarships for Maori students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree.

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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