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

Academic advice

Do you need help choosing your courses, or would you like to speak to an Adviser about your study? We would love to help you so please contact us.

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