Diploma in Arts (History)

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Improve the future by learning about the past

To learn about history is to learn about change in the world and in ourselves. Having a better understanding of history will make you more broad-minded as a person and citizen.

Find out more about the Diploma in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

History is a topic as large as our recorded past. Our cultural heritages, literatures, arts, religions, politics, economics, social behaviours, buildings and landscapes all derive from past influences.

Massey offers a range of topics so you can explore your own particular interests. This could include the history of New Zealand and the Pacific, Britain/Europe, pre-industrial societies, colonisation, social and political history or contemporary history.


The study of history prepares you for many career options including:

  • administration
  • archiving
  • editing
  • journalism
  • policy analysis
  • teaching

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