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School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication

The School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication is a community of scholars, teachers, students and staff who share a love of languages, cultures and stories. The disciplines in the School bring together many different aspects of what it means to be human and the ways we create and communicate meaning. We ask fundamental questions about society and culture, and examine our individual and collective achievements, fascinations and follies in both the past and present. Learning about and studying languages, literature, media and modes of communication and creativity across cultures is excellent preparation for participating in our increasingly global and interconnected world.

The School teaches the following specialisations:  Applied Linguistics, Chinese, Classical Studies, English, Expressive Arts, French, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Portuguese, Spanish and Theatre Studies.

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The School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication teaches undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English, creative writing, expressive arts, professional and public writing, linguistics, languages, academic English, classical studies, history, philosophy theatre studies and media studies. Find out more about Massey's programmes in these areas.

Study English, writing and theatre

Study history and culture

Study languages and linguistics

Study media and communication


Research expertise

Our staff have internationally recognised expertise and are award-winning writers, film-makers, communicators and theatre-makers. From the history and culture of ancient societies to the impact of digital technologies and modern language study, our research is diverse in form and approach.

English, writing and theatre research

History and culture research

Languages and linguistics research

Media and communication research

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Research centres

    Classical World New Zealand

    Classical World New Zealand demonstrates the modern world’s ongoing dialogue with ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt and highlights New Zealand’s contribution to this conversation.

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    Joint Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics

    The centre is a joint venture between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University to research distance language acquisition of Chinese in digital environments.

    Contact Cynthia White

    Political Ecology Research Centre

    The Political Ecology Research Centre (PERC) is dedicated to connecting groups and individuals whose work emphasises and critiques the relationships between society, environment and politics. PERC members study, teach, research and/or practise political ecology.

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    W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy

    The academy fosters a vibrant, creative and responsive research culture among humanities scholars, to anticipate and addresses current and future research challenges.

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    College of Humanities and Social Sciences


    The School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication is a department of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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    News and events

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    Visiting Artist Scheme


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