Graduate Certificate in Arts (Asian Studies)

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Develop your understanding of Asia

With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Asian Studies), you can study Asian studies without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

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What is it like?

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Asian Studies) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of 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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