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Graduate Diploma in Science
Graduate Diploma in Science

Graduate Diploma in Science

  • ID:UC640031
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Entry to the Graduate Diploma requires a bachelor's degree, which does not need to be in the same area of study. If you gained your qualification overseas, this will need to be assessed to ensure it is of an equivalent standard.
  • Acceptance will depend on the standard and relevance of previous studies. Students must be approved by the Academic Dean of Science.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

This Diploma offers people who hold a bachelor's degree in a major in an unrelated area the opportunity to study science in-depth. It is designed to provide a qualification for graduates seeking to qualify for entry to postgraduate qualifications in science, change career direction, or to extend or upgrade their existing qualifications.

The GradDipSc may be awarded with Distinction.

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Students need 120 points towards the Diploma, with at least 90 points at 300-level. At least 60 points must also be from a single subject in the below list:

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Finance, Geography
  • Geology
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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