Cert - Anthropology as a subject
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its fantastic diversity. Waikato's Anthropology students learn from anthropologists who have a strong Pacific focus and engage in research across a wide range of crucial global issues.
- Applied Computing
- Design Media
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- English as a Second Language
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Hospitality Management
- Human Development
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- International Languages and Cultures
- Marketing and Communication
- Materials and Processing
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Policy
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Theatre Studies
- Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Writing Studies
Apply to enrol
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Area of Study:|
|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Health care
- Museum curatoration
- Social work
- International development
- Business consultancy
- Non-profit management
- Journalism and media
Papers available within Anthropology
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Anth) and GradDip(Anth)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Anthropology at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Anth), PGDip(Anth), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA and MSocSc
To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Anthropology, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally ANTHY591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for Anthropology.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA or MSocSc in Anthropology, a student must have completed either:
a) a BA or BSocSc with a major in Anthropology (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across the 300 level papers, or
b) a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Anthropology (or equivalent) and have gained at least second class honours (second division), or a PGDip in Anthropology (or equivalent) with at least a B average, and
c) have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
Completion requirements for the MA or MSocSc in Anthropology vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including ANTHY515 and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
Scholarships and prizes
Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships
For more information about subject requirements please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information. If you have any questions and need more advice contact one of our friendly student advisors phone: