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Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)

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On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Development Studies is concerned with the understanding and analysis of processes which are transforming people's lives throughout the world. Development Studies seeks to understand differences, examine key development issues and ideas, and introduce skills to help solve development problems.

In Development Studies you study a number of different subjects, enabling you to grasp the complexities involved in understanding the differences countries face in solving development problems.

A specialisation (endorsement) is optional, requiring at least 60 credits from the endorsement, including not more than 30 credits at 100-level.

Ensure across your courses you also have:

  • Not more than 75 credits at 100 level
  • At least 45 credits at 200 level or above
  • Not more than 15 credits above 100-level from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma
  • Not more than a total of 30 credits from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma.

Entry criteria

  • Entry requirements vary from country to country.
  • Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 3. For more details, please visit university website.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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