Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Politics)

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Take your study of politics to the next level

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Politics) you can take your study of politics further.

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What is it like?

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Politics) allows you to take a political issue that grabbed your attention as an undergraduate student and investigate it further.

Understand the world around you

Politics is exciting and relevant. It’s about contests for power and how we make decisions in society: who gets what, when and how, from the local community to the global level. It’s concerned with the conflict of ideas and values. It has to do with who governs, and how and why decisions that affect all of us (such as how much students should pay to study at university or whether the UN should sanction military interventions) are made.

Small class sizes and enthusiastic lecturers

At Massey, politics is taught in a small interdisciplinary programme where you have regular and close contact with academic staff. Your lecturers are active researchers in their respective fields. They are passionate about the subject matter they teach and bring that enthusiasm to the classroom.

A good fit if you:

  • Were a high-achieving undergraduate politics student
  • Are interested in doing postgraduate study
  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Are keen to follow your intellectual curiosity and develop your research skills
  • Would like to investigate an issue in politics through independent, supervised research

Careers

Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Politics) can lead to a range of careers, including:

  • Academia
  • Business and commerce
  • Diplomacy
  • Finance
  • Journalism and media
  • Policy advising and analysis
  • Public service
  • Research

Organisations employing our graduates include the NZ Defence Forces, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Treasury, Air New Zealand, the Reserve Bank, the United Nations, TV3News and Amnesty International.

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