Graduate Diploma in Arts (New Zealand Studies)

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Develop your knowledge of Aotearoa/New Zealand

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

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What is it like?

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

New Zealand studies gives you multidisciplinary insights into factors that have shaped and are shaping Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This programme will develop your knowledge of Aotearoa/New Zealand, its culture and society, and your place within it. It will prepare you to meet the demands of future challenges in New Zealand society.

A good fit if you:

  • Are new to Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Want to understand your place in our society
  • Enjoy looking at multidisciplinary viewpoints


With a Graduate Diploma in Arts (New Zealand Studies) you’ll be well suited to:

  • Policy analysis roles that require an understanding of relationships between disciplines
  • Practical roles turning policy into action

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