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.
Postgraduate diplomas generally comprise of a one-year full-time or extended part-time programme of graduate papers. They build on attainment in a prior degree and demonstrated practical, professional or scholarly experience.
Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (International):||$29,370-$38,350 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
|*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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PGDip candidates must have qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or an equivalent qualification, and have completed study at an advanced level in the subject they wish to take.
Otherwise, candidates may demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience and ability, and have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being taken for the Postgraduate Diploma.
In exceptional circumstances, candidates who don't meet the above requirements be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers prescribed by the Academic Board. These papers could be completed either before, or concurrently with, the PGDip.
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To complete a PGDip requires an approved programme of study containing 120 points at 500 level or higher, including 90 points in one subject.