Go beyond your bachelor’s degree and delve deep into a subject that interests you.
Thrive in a world of constant change
Studying the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences is transformative. More than ever, the world needs people who can thrive in an ever-changing global environment and who are able to effectively challenge and critique new ideas. Advancing your study to master’s level will further enhance your communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills so you emerge and thrive as a leader in your field.
Shape future innovation
The arts are your passport to all the world’s wonderful places. Studying at a higher level will open doors to new cultures, communities and opportunities, driving your ability to champion creative and innovative solutions for complex global issues. You will have the opportunity to pursue advanced study in a humanities or social sciences subject of your choice through a research report or a thesis.
Develop your future
The arts examine the social and cultural issues that affect people and places. Your advanced understanding of these issues will take your professional development to new heights and equip you to lead New Zealand into the future.
Graduates of the Master of Arts at Massey University are adaptable and versatile. You will be able to work across a broad range of sectors and roles including:
- aid and disaster relief workers
- business managers
- conflict resolution
- customs / immigration officers
- defence forces
- disaster relief
- family therapists
- foreign affairs
- human resources
- international business
- media production
- mental health practitioners
- policy developers
- policy development and analysis
- project management
- public relations
- research managers
- risk management
- school principals
- sign language interpreters
- special education needs
- specialist teachers
- teaching English overseas
- travel and hospitality.
The Master of Arts is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second.
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
Not all courses are available in each semester.
Grades achieved in the first 60 credits will determine eligibility for progression to Part Two.
- For the coursework pathway a minimum B grade average is required.
- For the research pathway a minimum B+ grade average is required.
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesVisual Arts Ethnic Studies International Relations View 5 other Masters in Ethnic Studies in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Master of Arts 180 credits
To enter the Master of Arts 180 credits you will:
- have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, with at least a B grade average across the 200/300 level major courses
International21554 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21554 USD per year during 18 months.
National4789 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4789 USD per year during 18 months.
- Domestic students: $6,682.50 - $8,825.20
- International students: $31,010.00
Living costs for Auckland
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.