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Degree

Master of Arts in Sociology (Taught)

About the program

  • 36,086 NZD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Master of Arts in Sociology (Taught)

The MA offers you a range of choices. There are research and taught degrees, one (120-point) or two-year (240-point) options depending on your entry qualification, and more than 40 subjects for study. 

Your academic background may enable you to study a subject different to that of your previous specialization.  

The research masters gives you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the  knowledge in your field by completing a substantial research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes, enjoy close interaction with academic staff, and complete a smaller research project.

What can you study in Sociology?

Postgraduate study in Sociology allows you to advance your knowledge of sociological literature, theories and methods, while you develop your own research interests.

You can study topics such as:

Mental health, Human rights, Tourism, Citizenship, State crime, Genocide, Political ecology of youth and crime, Identity and the settler states, Family and policy, Gender, Globalisation, Modernity, Critical theory, Social change

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$52,490

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$36,086

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 240 points:

A BA with a major in Sociology. You must have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 (70%-74.9%) or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major. 

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

Your Master of Arts (Sociology) will give you the knowledge and competencies you need to start your career as a policy analyst, researcher or community development organiser. 

 

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