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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts:

  • (a) A student must pass 60 points at 400-level in a subject listed in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours.
  • (b) A student may substitute PACE 495 or DIGI 403 for 30 points in the Certificate, providing they have the approval of the Heads of Departments and the Dean of Arts (Academic).

A student for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts must have:

  • (a) either:
    • i. qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree in New Zealand; or
    • ii. been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
  • (b) qualified for entry to postgraduate study in the chosen subject as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations for the BA(Hons) degree, or completed a preparatory programme specified by the Head of Department and Dean of Arts (Academic); and
  • (c) been approved as a student for the Certificate by the Dean of Arts (Academic)

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

Like most general Arts qualifications, there is a wide range of subject choice available at UC, with more than 30 subjects on offer – from Anthropology to Te Reo Māori. The great thing about the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts is that this qualification can be:

  • completed in a relatively short period of time (6 months full-time study or 1 year part-time)
  • studied part-time, which is ideal for those wishing to undertake professional development or to expand their disciplinary knowledge in a relevant field whilst working or supporting other commitments
  • a combination of different courses; either in different subject areas, or a mix of courses in one subject area with an internship or digital humanities project added, to enhance employment skills and applied learning experiences
  • an ideal stepping stone to further postgraduate programmes on offer at UC.

PGCertArts students will be introduced to sophisticated subject matter and develop skills in the critical evaluation of academic literature in their discipline or area of specialisation. They will also foster high-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Arts
  • 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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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