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PGDip - Chemistry as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Chemistry is fundamental to our understanding of all branches of science and for a wide range of industries.  A degree in Chemistry from the University of Waikato means you'll gain an excellent grasp of Chemistry theory, supported by a strong emphasis on practical expertise.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $35,900 - $45,755 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Degree Planner

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Chem), PGDip(Chem), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Res) and MSc(Tech) [1]

To complete a postgraduate subject in Chemistry, students must complete a minimum of 60 points (for PGDip a minimum of 90 points) of taught papers in the subject at 500 level, including at least 30 points with a CHEMY prefix from papers in List A, and a maximum of 30 points from papers in List B. They must also complete any research requirement for their degree, typically CHEMY592 (60 points), CHEMY593 (90 points) or CHEMY594 (120 points), as well as any other degree requirements. Candidates should select their papers in consultation with the Postgraduate Convenor, and enrolment in BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Postgraduate Convenor.

List A papers are: CHEMY501, CHEMY502, CHEMY503, CHEMY511 and CHEMY512.

List B papers are: BIOMO501, SCIEN511, SCIEN512 and SCIEN589.

[1] The MSc(Tech) will not be offered in 2024.


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Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
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