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Degree

Master of Arts (Sociology)

master

Degree

Master of Arts (Sociology)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    31,950 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    1.5 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

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

Overview

Master of Arts (Sociology)

Take your study of sociology to the next level

With Massey’s Master of Arts (Sociology) you can build on your undergraduate interests.

Sociology is about understanding and describing local society and its global setting. Sociologists are interested in almost all aspects of the social world and in your MA (Sociology) you’ll consider questions such as:

  • how is society structured?
  • how is society changing?
  • what divides or unites social groups?
  • what causes the inequalities we see in society?
  • how does power operate?

With a Massey MA (Sociology) you’ll ask challenging questions about how power structures function in the social world. You’ll study culture, ethnicity, class, inequality, gender, mass media, politics, environment and social change as well as individual and group interactions.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$48,354

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$31,950

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Required

To enter the Master of Arts (Sociology) 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

Career Opportunities

  • Social researcher
  • Public relations officer
  • Advice worker
  • Community development worker
  • Housing manager/officer
  • Marketing executive
  • Further education teacher
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Journalist
  • Youth worker
  • Community service manager
  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselor
  • Nonprofit director or executive
  • Policy analyst

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