Graduate Diploma in Arts (Geography)

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Understand your place in the world

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

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What is it like?

A Massey Graduate Diploma in Arts (Geography) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in geography. You can then go on to postgraduate studies in geography if you wish.

Get a wide perspective

Geography is a diverse and dynamic subject, and covers issues such as sustainability, urban development, globalisation and people’s lived experiences of their environments. You’ll study how we interact with our cultural, social and physical environments.

Learn from a range of teaching methods

You can specialise in human or physical geography, or study a combination of both, and will benefit from interactive classroom and distance teaching, field trips and training in a range of research methods.

You’ll learn about urbanisation, state restructuring, globalisation, geopolitics, agrifood, resource management and consumption.

This programme will give you a global perspective by drawing on international case studies and examples, while maintaining a focus on New Zealand’s place in a changing world.

Get out into the field

In advanced physical geography, you’ll explore our dynamic natural landscape, focusing on rivers, glaciers, coasts and past environments. These landforms are explored in depth through extensive fieldwork-based courses.

Develop important career skills

Geography will prepare you to be a thoughtful and knowledgeable local and global citizen. You’ll develop important career skills in research, spatial analysis and evidence-based examination of the pressing issues facing New Zealand and the world today.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for geography by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

A good fit if you:

  • Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to expand your horizons
  • Wish to develop your interest in geography
  • Have an interest in going on to postgraduate study

Careers

With a GDipArts (Geography) you can choose from a wide range of careers including:

  • Conservation and environmental research
  • Energy development
  • Resource management
  • Forestry
  • Public service
  • International development and diplomacy
  • Local and regional councils
  • Business and market research
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Journalism
Join the engine of the new New Zealand

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