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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Politics and International Relations

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Politics and International Relations

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $29,000 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Politics and International Relations

Want to know how and why decisions that affect society are made? 

Become equipped with the concepts, theories, and facts you need to make sense of the world around you.

 

Understand the world around you

Politics is about contestations for power and how we make decisions in society – who gets what, when, and how – from the local community to the nation and internationally.

Politics is concerned with the conflict of ideas and values. It has to do with who governs. 

It also has to do with how and why decisions that affect all of us are made. 

That could vary from how much students should pay to study at university to whether the UN should sanction military interventions.

 

A wide range of topics

With Massey's Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations), you may study topics such as:

  • how New Zealand’s system of government works
  • what the rise of China means for the future of global politics
  • the nature of inequality and how it is affected by public policy
  • what is happening in the Palestine/Israel conflict
  • the core concepts and the great thinkers of political philosophy
  • the causes and consequences of key contemporary international conflicts.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$36,160

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,344
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,160
Tuition 1 person $29,000

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1          English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Government social research officer
  • Policy analyst
  • International aid/development worker
  • Policy officer
  • Political risk analyst
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Journalist
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Relations Specialist

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