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Postgraduate Certificate in Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

  • ID:UC640049
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students will need to have a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, or otherwise qualified for entry to the postgraduate study in your chosen subject as specified in the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science or the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours. You may be required to first complete a preparatory programme in this case.

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

UC offers a wide range of science subjects for students wanting to carry out postgraduate studies. The Postgraduate Certificate in Science (PGCertSc) is an ideal option for those wanting professional development in their scientific field, and for those with other commitments who cannot complete an extensive science programme.

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Students need to complete 60 points worth of courses at 400-level, including a minimum of 45 points in one of the following subjects.

  • Antarctic Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Psychology
  • Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, Finance and Mathematics
  • Finance and Statistics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Medical Physics
  • Medical Physics (Clinical)
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Language Sciences
  • Statistics
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • A postgraduate qualification in a science subject will offer employers more advanced specialised knowledge and experience, leading to higher positions in industry.
  • Graduates will also be well placed to go onto research in their chosen scientific field.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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