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Diploma in Arts (History)

Key facts

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

Improve the future by learning about the past

To learn about history is to learn about change in the world and in ourselves. Having a better understanding of history will make you more broad-minded as a person and citizen.

Find out more about the Diploma in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

History is a topic as large as our recorded past. Our cultural heritages, literatures, arts, religions, politics, economics, social behaviours, buildings and landscapes all derive from past influences.

Massey offers a range of topics so you can explore your own particular interests. This could include the history of New Zealand and the Pacific, Britain/Europe, pre-industrial societies, colonisation, social and political history or contemporary history.


The study of history prepares you for many career options including:

  • administration
  • archiving
  • editing
  • journalism
  • policy analysis
  • teaching

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