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With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Sociology), you can take your undergraduate study of sociology further.
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Sociology is about understanding and describing our local society and its global setting. Sociologists are interested in almost all aspects of the social world and in your BA Honours (Sociology) you’ll consider questions such as:
With a Massey BA Honours (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, social change and individual and group interactions.
Your honours research will give you the opportunity to conduct an in-depth investigation of a topic that captured your interest during your undergraduate degree.
Massey is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities for sociology by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
Your BA Honours (Sociology) will give you the knowledge and competencies you need to start your career as a policy analyst, researcher or community development organiser. You ‘ll learn a range of intellectual and practical skills that will stand you in good stead in the job market.
This qualification opens up a world of opportunity to be involved in influencing a broad number of social issue outcomes such as healthy housing, youth development, Māori wellbeing, health promotion, or gender analysis of policy. You’ll approach this not only from the perspective of government and local-body policy, but also from the perspectives of local communities and community organisations.
You’ll learn to apply your critical sociology analysis skills to a number of decision-making scenarios, for better social outcomes. This could take many forms including policy development, project planning, legal submissions or strategic organisational management.
You could work in areas such as:
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