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Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level.

A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field.

You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study.

As you grow your knowledge of your chosen subject area, you'll be refining your intellectual skills, particularly your ability to think critically, problem solve and analyse. This will enable you to prepare for leadership roles in fields related to your subject area.

Industry Connections

During your studies, you'll be supervised by well-connected Faculty members who have networks with people working in a wide range of sectors, from business to government.

These people, including representatives from local and central government and tribal authorities, provide input into the different subject areas. Members of community groups, business organisations and industrial and professional groups do the same - they provide valuable support and input. The subject area experts themselves provide consultancy services that the community in general needs, so there are broader links and connections made through this sharing of knowledge.

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Applicants are also accepted if they hold a qualification equivalent to a New Zealand masters degree with at least Second Class Honours (First Division) or Distinction. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL paper-based score of 577 overall including a TWE of 5.0 (100 overall and TWE of 5.5 for Graduate Law); TOEFL computer-based score of 233 including a TWE of 5.0 (5.5 for Graduate Law); PTE Academic overall score of 65 and no less than 58 for each communicative skill; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes with overall score of C with C in the writing band; Certificate in Academic English (CAEL level 8) with B grade; and to those who have studied fulltime at university level in English for two years or more may apply to have the English language requirements waived. They need to provide evidence of this at the time of application. English language waivers are considered by the relevant Faculty on a case by case basis.

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