Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Pursue advanced study in your specialist area with the Postgraduate Diploma in Science. Extend your knowledge with coursework or try a project or dissertation as part of your diploma – the option is yours. The PGDipSci offers a pathway toward masters and doctoral study.

Programme structure

The PGDipSci programme involves one year of full-time study, or up to four years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

  • 120 points in your specialist subject listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science schedule
  • A project or dissertation of up to 45 points may be included

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Some specialisations require higher grades.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Bachelor of Science

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Science in your intended specialisation with a GPA of 4.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree, you can find these in the PGDipSci Schedule.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

The minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually, and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Some specialisations require higher grades.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree in science

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 4.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Science cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$39,584 – $43,245*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: For Semester One 2018 start: 1 November 2017 for Clinical Psychology and Speech Science; 1 December 2017 for Psychology.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Because science plays a vital role in addressing the key issues that confront us and future generations, studying the sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

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