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Diploma in Arts (Sociology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all courses are available at all campuses
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

What is it like?

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities for sociology by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Sociology seeks to understand and describe our own local society and the wider global setting. It is among the most fundamental of the social sciences, with perhaps the broadest scope. There are sociologists interested in virtually all aspects of the social world. It goes beyond surface appearances in an attempt to find out how things really work.

Sociologists ask many questions. What divides or unites social groups? What causes the inequalities we see in society? How does power actually operate? Questions like these are crucial to understanding some of the biggest issues facing the world today.


Sociology can lead to jobs in human resource management, policy analysis, social research, and teaching. Employers value the combination of theoretical and research knowledge, analytical strengths, communication skills, and practical know-how of our graduates.

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