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Postgraduate

If you are an international student, you will also need to meet an English language entry requirement. If you do not meet the requirement for your chosen postgraduate qualification, we have Academic English Language programmes available that you can enrol in to help you meet these entry requirements.

Graduate certificate (six months)

Description:
A graduate certificate is for graduates who do not have a substantial background in a particular subject in their undergraduate degree. A graduate certificate allows students to prepare for postgraduate study in that subject or to add a specialisation that is different from their major. The course comprises of undergraduate papers.

Entry Requirements:
A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average.

Graduate diploma (one-year)

Description:
A graduate diploma is for graduates who do not have a substantial background in a particular subject in their undergraduate degree. A graduate diploma allows students to prepare for postgraduate study in that subject or to add a specialisation that is different from their major.

Entry Requirements:
The course comprises of undergraduate papers. A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average.

Masters

Description:
This degree consists of either:

  • a dissertation and coursework
  • coursework only

This degree can be either in the same area as your undergraduate study or in a new area of study.

Depending on your previous study and chosen subject, a masters may take one, one and a half, or two years to complete.

Entry Requirements:
A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Some Faculties/Schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

Masters by thesis

Description:
This degree consists of a research project in the form of a thesis, dissertation, substantial research course or creative work.

Entry Requirements:
A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average., and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required. Some faculties/schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

Bachelors with honours

Description:
This is a one-year advanced programme for high achieving students, continuing a major subject in a bachelors degree.This degree may be taken either as part of a bachelors degree or on its own.

Entry Requirements:
A qualification considered equivalent to a New Zealand bachelors degree with a B average, in a major in a relevant area.

Postgraduate diploma (one-year)

Description:
This programme comprises graduate level papers and normally takes one year. It meets the needs of graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of the subject they studied at undergraduate level.

Entry Requirements:
A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average. You must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.

Postgraduate certificate (six months)

Description:
This programme comprises graduate level papers and normally takes six months. It meets the needs of graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of the subject they studied at undergraduate level.

Entry Requirements:
A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ grade average. You must also have a major in the relevant subject area with a B/B+ grade average.