Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)

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Develop your understanding of Asia

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in Asian studies without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

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What is it like?

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2017.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in Asian studies. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in Asian studies if you wish.

Develop your cultural literacy

On this programme you’ll focus on the real-world issue of New Zealand’s relationship with Asia in the 21st century. You’ll consider the economic, political, strategic and social aspects of this relationship. By enhancing your Asian cultural literacy you’ll help New Zealand benefit from its links with Asia.

You’ll gain an understanding of Asian cultures, their divergencies and similarities, from different disciplinary and thematic perspectives.

A good fit if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and want to expand your horizons
  • Want to develop an understanding of Asia
  • Are interested in doing postgraduate study


You’ll be in demand

The marketplace needs skilled graduates who understand Asia. You’ll be an asset in areas such as diplomacy, healthcare, international business, secondary teaching and tourism.

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