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Degree

Master of Arts (Social Anthropology)

About the program

  • 31,950 NZD

    Tuition
  • 1.5 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
Included
Research Project
optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 31-October-2021 31-October-2021
Winter-July 01-May-2022 01-May-2022
Fall-February 31-October-2022 31-October-2022
Winter-July 01-May-2023 01-May-2023

Master of Arts (Social Anthropology)

Immerse yourself in another world

With Massey’s Master of Arts (Social Anthropology) you’ll develop your interests from your undergraduate degree.

The Massey MA (Social Anthropology) gives you a different perspective on world affairs. Studying social anthropology develops your understanding of other cultures and ethnic groups. 

It shows you how your way of life is just one of many possible ways of being human. You’ll learn to challenge your existing beliefs and put yourself in others’ shoes.

Follow your passion

Take an issue in social anthropology that grabbed your attention as an undergraduate student and develop it fully through independent study.

Get into the field

Discover how anthropologists study cultural differences through fieldwork that examines societies across the globe, from hunter-gatherers to industrial nation-states. Massey staff and students research in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and New Zealand, and you could join them.

Complete your MA in three semesters 

Massey’s Master of Arts is 180 credits. This means you can complete an MA in three semesters of full-time study. If you study part-time, an MA will normally take three years to complete.

A good fit if you:

  • have an undergraduate degree in social anthropology
  • wish to keep up with current debates in social anthropology
  • want to investigate an issue in social anthropology through a research report or thesis.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$42,474

Total costs

yearly

$7,260

Cost of living

1 person

$3,264

Accommodation

1 bed room

$31,950

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Required

To enter the Master of Arts (Social Anthropology) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, with at least a B (70%-74.99%) grade average across the 200/300 level major courses
  • a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a subject in the intended postgraduate subject or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts with an endorsement in the intended postgraduate subject,
  • or an equivalent qualification,with at least a B+ grade average across the 700-level courses for entry to the Research Pathway or a B (70%-74.99%) grade average across the 700-level courses for entry to the Coursework Pathway.

If you have a BA (Hons) or PGDipArts in the intended Master of Arts subject as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

 

If you do not have the entry requirements

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • A graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • Evidence of any scholarships
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If applicable)
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
20
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • IELTS Indicator

If you do not have the entry requirements

EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways: 

Entry pointEntry requirementExit pointExit
Week 1Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overallWeek 10Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
Week 11Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overallWeek 20Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
Programme LevelIELTSTOEFL iBT PTE AcademicCambridge English
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)5.0 overall61 overall 36 overall 155
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)5.5 overall70 overall42 overall 165

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