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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Politics) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in politics without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Politics) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in politics . You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in politics if you wish.
Politics is exciting and relevant. It’s about contests for power and how we make decisions in society: who gets what, when and how, from the local community to the global level. It’s concerned with the conflict of ideas and values. It has to do with who governs, and how and why decisions that affect all of us (such as how much students should pay to study at university or whether the UN should sanction military interventions) are made.
At Massey, politics is taught in a small interdisciplinary programme where you have regular and close contact with academic staff. Your lecturers are active researchers in their respective fields. They are passionate about the subject matter they teach and bring that enthusiasm to the classroom.
With Massey's GDipArts (Politics), you could study how laws are made in New Zealand, what the rise of China means for the future of global politics, how Select Committees work, the Palestine/Israel conflict, or what concepts such as "freedom" or "justice" mean to different people. You might also learn about the main dimensions of key contemporary international conflicts.
Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts (Politics) can lead to a range of careers, including:
Organisations employing our graduates include the NZ Defence Forces, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Treasury, Air New Zealand, the Reserve Bank, the United Nations, TV3News and Amnesty International.
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