1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.


  1. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma must have
    1. qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
    2. demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience and ability to proceed with the proposed programme.
  2. In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.

Requirements for the Graduate Diploma

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Graduate Diploma is one year.
  2. Candidates must enrol in a Division or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must gain 120 points at 100 level or above, including at least 75 points at 300 level or above, in the Graduate Diploma subjects.
  4. Candidates enrolled in the Waikato Management School must complete any Assurance of Learning requirements as prescribed by the Waikato Management School.
  5. Candidates must gain at least 90 points from one of the subjects listed in Schedule A.
  6. The Graduate Diploma subjects are:

Schedule A

Accounting (GradDip(Acc))
Adult Learning (GradDip(AdLg))
Agribusiness (GradDipAgBus)
Anthropology (GradDip(Anth))
Applied Computing (GradDip(AppComp))1
Applied Digital Communication (GradDip(AppDC))
Aquaculture (GradDip(Aqcul))
Artificial Intelligence (GradDip(AI))
Banking, Finance and Technology (GradDip(BFinTech))
Chemistry (GradDip(Chem))
Chinese (GradDip(Chin))
Communication Design (GradDip(ComDes))
Community Health (GradDip(CommHth))
Computer Graphic Design (GradDip(CGD))
Computer Science (GradDip(CompSc))
Creative Media (GradDip(CM)
Criminology (GradDip(Crim))
Data Analytics (GradDip(DataA))
Digital Business (GradDip(DigiB))
Digital Learning (GradDip(DigLn))
Dispute Resolution (GradDip(DR))
Earth Sciences (GradDip(EarthSc))
Ecology and Biodiversity (GradDip(Eco&Biod))
Economics (GradDip(Econ))
Education (GradDip(Ed))
Education and Society (GradDip(EdSoc))
Electronics (GradDip(Elec))
Engineering (GradDip(Eng))
English (GradDip(Engl))
Environmental Planning (GradDip(EnvPlan))
Environmental Sciences (GradDip(EnvSc))
Finance (GradDip(Fin))
French (GradDip(Fren))
Geography (GradDip(Geog))
History (GradDip(Hist))
Human Development (GradDip(HumDev))
Human Performance Science (GradDip(HPS))
Human Resource Management (GradDip(HRM))
Human Rights (GradDip(HumRts))
Interface Design (GradDip(InterDes))
International Languages and Cultures (GradDip(IntLang&Cultures))
International Management (GradDip(IntMgt))1
Japanese (GradDip(Jap))
Law (GradDip(Law))
Leadership (GradDip(Leadership))
Linguistics (GradDip(Ling))
Management (GradDip(Mgt))
Māori and Indigenous Studies (GradDip(M&ISt))
Māori Language/Te Reo Māori (GradDip(ReoMāori))
Marine Science (GradDip(MarinSc))
Marketing (GradDip(Mrkt))
Materials Science (GradDip(MatSc))
Mathematics (GradDip(Math))
Media Design (GradDip(MedDes))
Media Production (GradDip(MedProd))
Molecular and Cellular Biology (GradDip(Molec&CellBio))
Music (GradDip(Mus))
Pacific and Indigenous Studies (GradDip(P&ISt))
Philosophy (GradDip(Phil))
Political Science (GradDip(PolSc))
Population Studies (GradDip(PopSt))
Psychology (GradDip(Psych))
Public Policy (GradDip(PP))
Public Relations (GradDip(PR))
Screen and Media Studies (GradDip(SMSt))
Social Policy (GradDip(SocPol))
Sociology (GradDip(Socy))
Spanish (GradDip(Spanish))
Sport Development and Coaching (GradDip(SDC))
Statistics (GradDip(Stats))
Strategic Management (GradDip(StratMgt))
Supply Chain Management (GradDip(SCM))
Theatre Studies (GradDip(TheatSt))
Tourism and Hospitality Management (GradDip(THMgt))
Writing Studies (GradDip(WritSt))

  1. The Graduate Diploma awarded will be endorsed in the subject in which at least 90 points are gained.


  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the relevant Division or the Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.


  1. A Graduate Diploma is not offered in this subject in 2024.