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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts, or an equivalent degree, and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in that subject are required.

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

This Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for graduates wishing to undertake advanced study in a humanities or social science specialisation. Like its sister programme, the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, the PGDipArts is very flexible; students can choose between a number of course combinations, and it offers a convenient taught pathway to other postgraduate study opportunities.

A graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts will have an advanced level of knowledge in one discipline or area of specialisation cultivated over a full year of study or equivalent. During this time they will have developed such skills as:

  • the ability to analyse and evaluate academic literature in that area
  • the ability to synthesise information and communicate their findings in both oral and written form
  • self-directed learning and intellectual independence.

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Pre Courses

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • 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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The Diploma requires 120 points at 400-level in one of the following subjects.

Note: a student may substitute PACE 495 Professional and Community Engagement Internship or DIGI 403 Digital Project for 30 points in the Postgraduate Certificate, subject to approval. Relevance of the internship or project to the course of study will be assessed.

Contact Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts for information about these subject areas:

  • Anthropology

  • Applied Translation and Interpreting

  • Art History

  • Art Theory

  • Chinese

  • Cinema Studies (as an English major)

  • Classics

  • Cultural Studies

  • Digital Humanities

  • Economics

  • Education

  • English

  • European Studies

  • French

  • Geography

  • German

  • History, Human Services

  • Japanese

  • Linguistics

  • Māori and Indigenous Studies

  • Mathematics

  • Media and Communication

  • Music

  • Philosophy

  • Political Science and International Relations

  • Psychology

  • Russian

  • Social Work

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Statistics

  • Te Reo Māori

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