UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Auckland
The PGDipArts is an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). This programme might be for you if you want to undertake advanced study without writing a dissertation, if honours degrees aren’t recognised in your country, or if you would like to study part-time over a longer period.
You can use a completed PGDipArts with a GPA of 5.0 or higher as an possible qualification for the one-year Master of Arts.
Gender Studies is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of critical inquiry into how gender shapes our lives.
Gender Studies considers topics on women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality and gender relations across a wide range of areas, including society, politics, history, arts, education, religion and literature.
You can take courses across multiple disciplines to develop an understanding of how the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities function in human society.
Where can Gender Studies take you?
Understanding the complexity of gender can be useful in a number of careers, including public relations, counselling and mediation, psychology, teaching, public policy, community work, politics, entertainment and more.
Advanced taught courses in one subject chosen from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You may be able to include a dissertation
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time or up to four years part-time
Further study options
Taught 120 points
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 3.5.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.