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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Social Anthropology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning

Take your study of social anthropology to the next level

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Social Anthropology) you can take your undergraduate study further.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) parent structure.

What is it like?

The Massey BA Honours (Social Anthropology) gives you a different perspective on world affairs. 

Studying social anthropology 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.

Follow your passion

Take an issue in social anthropology that grabbed your attention as an undergraduate student and develop it fully through independent study.

Get into the field

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, and you could join them.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Love to follow your intellectual curiosity
  • Are keen to develop your analytical skills
  • Want to investigate a social anthropology issue through independent supervised research


The study of people can take you into almost any career, anywhere in the world. Popular career destinations for social anthropology graduates include:

  • Human rights and social justice
  • Social work
  • Social and commercial research
  • Education
  • Business and industry
  • Government, diplomacy and policy
  • Foreign affairs
  • Overseas aid and development agencies
  • Health care
  • Non-profit management
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Environmental issues
  • Museum curation
  • Art and heritage work
  • Tourism 

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