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Diploma in Arts (English)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

What is it like?

In this fast and changing society, it is important to develop versatile and transferable skills that can open many career pathways. Massey University's English major offers exciting and challenging courses to extend your knowledge of literary and media texts and expressive arts.

Courses taught in the English programme cover a wide spectrum of topics. British, American, New Zealand, and postcolonial literature are generally the central focus, but we also offer courses in drama, creative writing, speaking, media studies, film, and gender issues. All of these courses are concerned with the fundamental skills of interpretation and expression.


The skills gained from an English programme are useful in a wide variety of careers. The list below includes some examples.

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Speech writing
  • Teaching

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