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With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology), you can study sociology without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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Massey is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities for sociology by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of sociology. You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in sociology if you wish.
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 Graduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology) you’ll consider questions such as:
With a Massey Graduate Certificate in Arts (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.
This is a broad subject that will teach to you think critically about the world and to investigate social issues in a meaningful manner.
Are interested in exploring and understanding:
The understanding of our local society and its global setting that you'll gain from a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology) opens up a wide range of career paths such as:
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