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Postgraduate Diploma in Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

  • ID:UC640071
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students require a Bachelor of Science, or any bachelor's degree with approved undergraduate science courses. The precise prerequisites vary for each major subject, but are normally at least a B- Grade Point Average in 300-level courses.

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

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science offers those with some background in science the opportunity to undertake more advanced and in-depth study in a subject. Over 20 subjects are available, and some can only be studied at postgraduate level, which can allow for specialisation and career pathways for graduates.

The Diploma is primarily coursework-based, but some courses allow for independent project work or research.

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See the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Schedule for the course requirements for each subject.

Contact Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science for information about these subject areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics, Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • 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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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