Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Social Policy)

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Entry requirements

Admission to this programme is open to students who have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Social Policy or close equivalent;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Social Policy, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Social Policy;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Arts in Social Policy.

Students must have achieved a B grade average over the 200 and 300-level courses in Social Policy.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Social Policy) structure

You complete and pass courses to the value of 120 credits at 700-level from the BA(Hons) Social Policy schedule , as shown below, with the research report usually taken as the final course. This qualification will be awarded with a class of Honours.

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.


All requirements must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.


Compulsory courses:
179.702 Advanced Research Methods
279.701 Social Policy and Political Economy
279.703 Social Policy Studies
279.796 Research Report

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