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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Sociology)

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

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Entry requirements

Admission to this programme is open to students who have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology or close equivalent;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Sociology, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in Sociology;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Arts in Sociology.

Students must have achieved a B grade average over the 200 and 300-level courses in Sociology.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Sociology) structure

You complete and pass courses to the value of 120 credits at 700-level from the BA(Hons) Sociology schedule, as shown below, with the research report usually taken as the final course. This qualification will be awarded with a class of Honours.

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.


All requirements must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.


Compulsory courses (90 credits required):
176.701 Current Issues and Theories
176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry
176.799 Research Report

Plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule.

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