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With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Social Anthropology), you can study social anthropology without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Social Anthropology) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of social anthropology. You can then apply for postgraduate studies in social anthropology if you wish.
Studying social anthropology will give you a different perspective on world affairs. It develops your understanding of other cultures and ethnic groups, and 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.
At Massey you will study topics such as politics, globalisation, inequality, human-environmental relations, human rights, indigenous peoples, racism, visual culture, healing systems, food, gender, and ritual and religion.
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 are researching in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Africa and New Zealand.
The study of people can take you into almost any career path, anywhere in the world. Popular career destinations for social anthropology graduates include:
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