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Graduate Certificate in Arts

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Arts you must first have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Arts structure

The Graduate Certificate in Arts is a 60 credit (four courses) qualification where you complete courses at 200- and 300-level. To qualify for the Graduate Certificate 45 credits (three courses) of the 60 credits must be at 300-level. All courses are to be taken from the Bachelor of Arts schedule.

To complete the Graduate Certificate with an endorsement select a subject area from Bachelor of Arts degree major subjects and pass 45 credits (three courses) in that subject with 30 credits (two courses) at 300-level.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates


For courses available see the schedule for the individual majors for the Bachelor of Arts.

Majors or endorsements

Subject areas for the Graduate Certificate in Arts

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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